"cycle streets may also be of interest. A 15mph or 25km/h idea already implemented in the Netherlands and being trialled in UK.
The principle idea is that cars aren't allowed to overtake cyclists. The Dutch only use them where cycles…"
RMS NSW Shared ZonesWhile we tend to discuss cycleways, roads and shared paths a lot I wonder if there's any improvement and expansion to the shared zone concept since it was instituted a few years back.In my mind I would like a lot more of them. At the same time, the 10km/h speed is a bit messed up for three reasons at least:1) Guidelines have it that cyclists need a minimum of 12km/h for…See More
"IDK if they got the message that event barriers are for *traffic* management.
From a traffic and transport perspective, a special event needs to:
ensure the safe separation of event patrons, participants and volunteers from traffic,…"
"I have messaged Vivid via their 'contact us'.
Your points have great merit, would you comment as well?
Planter boxes are often used to exclude trucks, they could be arranged in ways permeable to cyclists. I bet the mindset is 'have…"
"I did point out on FB about Vivid that they weren't making friends with their TMP secrecy.
I didn't mention further thinking, which is that delay caused by barriers should be to the people causing the risk (motorists) not to the people…"
"Perhaps SHFA or CoS should be contacted to get an improved barrier layout, with a gap designed to get cyclists through either across or on to the road. But still impervious to cars.
Mostly fluoro jacket shovel wielders don't 'get'…"
"Seeing vivid by bike should be possible, and if the cycling route has to be closed then there should be a safe and expeditious alternative put in for cyclists.
Besides, I doubt the place will be chockers with vivid watchers…"
"I hope they separate walkers too, though in that part of the Inner West walkers are likely to walk on the cycleway anyway and then get pissy with cyclists as well.
It is good that demand leads to improvements."
"NS is North Sydney. So there would be the place to go.
Fundamental to this is the need to advocate mandating the removal of deadly door lanes, which as we know cause conflict on both sides of the bicycle of course."
In-Bred 29er, with Rohloff speedhub and beefy forks
Trek FX (in Germany)
Giant Reign X1 (for all mountain and freeriding)
Cove Handjob (geared frame set up as a singlespeed)
On-One Inbred (singlespeed Sydney commute steed)
Commuter, tourer and remote MTBer. Occasional endurance event competitor.
No car, dislike driving but have commercial pilot license (aeroplanes) and a private/business license for helicopters.
Live a life with about 100 flights per year, so a bicycle or three makes much more sense than a momo
Thanks Martin, there is the problem then. There was a time where I though WD40 was the cure for all things mechanical, I would spray it on locks, hinges, belts, chains whatever wasn't working I'd spray WD40 on it and it would fix the problem momentarily, and then things would start to clog up, and stop working. It definitely kept the water dispersed though.
I can put a computer together (it's like lego really), but I'm not really mechanically minded. I have started paying attention to the mechanics of the bicycle and one day would like to build by own, purchasing the parts separately. That would be the best way to learn I think and along the way learn how to maintain it.
As well as reading the forums, I think there invaluable, better than buying a book on how to do things for $50.
Great to hear from you ...... well, probably every day with your great input into SC.
We received the PricewaterhouseCoopers /SKM study yesterday afternoon ...... it appears to be a huge disappointment. We'll need to get professionals to proivide input, but the study says the northern half might be undertaken by 2015, and the remainder possibly by 2026. I can't believe they'd be so stupid to have a gap of 11 years. With the RTA providing the major funding ($93,037) for the study, it's clear they are requiring PwC to fit in with the pathetic allocation of $158M over 10 years specified in the new NSW Bikeplan ..... what a disaster! By contrast, the RTA is about to spend $4M on the PacHwy/Mowbray Rd intersection, including an exclusive left turn lane from Mowb into PH (N-bound) with no bike storage facility ..... cyclists will be very exposed. By contrast, such treatments are largely standard in Melbourne. I've decided to try to get lawyers involved ..... perhaps we can take the RTA to court??? Are you still in Euro / Germany? If so, very lucky! Cheers, Russ .... email@example.com
Martin, I'm confused - I thought you lived in Heidelberg (and I don't mean the one in Melb) - at least that's what your profile says!!
I'm in Collingwood St, just opposite Raglan St. I ride from there to USyd a couple of times a week and barely ever do weekend rides because I'm busy Sunday morning (so can't do LBUG stuff) and do enough riding on my own - any group/other rides you know about that I'm free for I'm happy to tag along for!
Hey Martin - I'm not terribly well-placed to spend whole days in the mountains but sthg local would be terrific - for instance, was just reading in CoS cycling newsletter about the Greenway; I'd love to give that a go sometime!
Cheers - apparently we get some cooler weather on Sun/Mon... can't wait!!
I thought this article might be of interest in relation to the Ch-Ch quake, in terms of the building standards discussion we were having the other day. I was thinking today that there are still many 100+ year old buildings still standing (either completely or sufficiently to be repared), and only a couple of new ones that came down after two significant shakes and 5000+ aftershocks over 6 months. I really hope we've seen the worst of them though!