While the silent majority wanted bike helmet laws, a small and vocal minority group, which often opposed helmets as an infringement of their rights, had used "crazy science" to lobby against them, he…Continue
"Yep the linked article mentions "Missing links in inner Sydney's network of cycle paths will be among the beneficiaries of $62 million in funding from the state government this year for so-called active transport."
"Yeah I can't imagine the China problem happening here...
But I can imagine councils and the police seizing and disposing of "abandoned" bike share bicycles.
Here's hoping it is a rip roaring success even though I expect it…"
"Hard to do an apples to apples comparison but if $62,000,000 of the $73,000,000,000 infrastructure budget is earmarked for "active" transport - Tibby Cotter bridge anyone? - then only $72,938,000,000 is left to be spent on motorways."
">"Cars that ate Sydney"
I read the NSW budget yesterday. Kids - "There is nothing more important than the education of our children" - get an additional $1.6 billion spent on schools. Roads (cars) get $73 billion. The NSW…"
">I really hope not, but a combination of a lot of bikes being kicked over and scattered over the pavements by drunks coupled with Screwball complaining about how they are all over the footpaths could become a political issue...
I'm unsure of…"
">The authors also seem utterly amazed that accidents are the leading cause of death and injury to children, something to me that seems, well, kind of obvious.
Glad I'm not the only Australian who thought that the extra strength kool-aid…"
I try to stay away from the HWP - several times they've given me the evil eye as they pull into the McDonalds on Military Rd. I no longer risk the ludicrous helmet fine - just the footpath…"
">Let's keep things in perspective people.
The problem is that the media seems hell bent on inciting the wider bogan population into a frenzy of anti-bicycle hatred and that segment of the population definitely can't keep things in…"
"Yeah but that is in the UK, where cycling is being actively encouraged with it seems a real attempt to shift away from the anti-cycling paradigm, not here where the NSW govt is actively seeking to destroy cycle commuting and make it less safe. I…"
">that are nasty to ride over so Mike just steered right a bit into a lane to avoid it?
This whole incident is just bad and I don't like to speculate, but you didn't balance your conjecture with a less victim centric explanation - so…"
"Actually, it seems that there hasn't been a stay of execution and the anti-cycling councilors got their way and the only protected bikeway in Adelaide is now scheduled to be demolished. The grass really isn't any greener in Adelaide -…"
"Of course it is not as cut and dry as the report suggests. The Adelaide City Council held an extraordinary meeting this week in an attempt to get the only protected bikeway in Adelaide demolished - just like College St. Several of the councilors…"