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non ministrare sed ministrari replied to non ministrare sed ministrari's discussion USYD activity on safety
"I wonder if " Moving vehicle – failed to see 14 " equates to SMIDSY events. Environmental if occluded I suppose."
Wednesday
Colin replied to non ministrare sed ministrari's discussion USYD activity on safety
"The elephant they failed to see is that reducing the amount of driving would be the best way to improve road safety."
Wednesday
Bob Moore replied to non ministrare sed ministrari's discussion USYD activity on safety
"Yeah, "towards zero", not "vision zero", weasel words obviously put there by the minister wanting some wiggle room if trends didn't look good. Some positives around: Doctors in Newcastle are lobbying for a network of cycle…"
Wednesday
Human909 replied to non ministrare sed ministrari's discussion USYD activity on safety
"There are many ways to address safety.  But while we continue to design our cities and more importantly our NEW developments around cars nothing is going to change. We are continuing have urban design centred around cars as the primary means of…"
Wednesday
mikesbytes replied to non ministrare sed ministrari's discussion USYD activity on safety
"I recall statistics on hospital emergency by time of day and day.  The graph shot thru the roof late at night and even higher Friday and Saturday night"
Wednesday
Bob Moore replied to non ministrare sed ministrari's discussion USYD activity on safety
"The original article in The Conversation http://theconversation.com/pedestrian-safety-needs-to-catch-up-to-technology-and-put-people-before-cars-65225 Has some interesting comments and a reply by one of the authors. A sure way to lower the…"
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Dan replied to non ministrare sed ministrari's discussion USYD activity on safety
"The drink driving campaigns were the result of years of lobbying led by the medical establishment. Community acceptance came after the laws were introduced; they were bitterly fought by many groups, RBT especially. It's a good example of how…"
Wednesday
Jakster replied to non ministrare sed ministrari's discussion USYD activity on safety
"One of the founding principles is: It's not about the technology it's about how you use it.  Australians have a deserved reputation as early adopters of new tech,  proof is in the number of on board cameras for cars, bikes and…"
Wednesday
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Nat Buckley's discussion Sponsors sought for cycleways - City of Sydney
"I assume that means that they seek sponsorship of the organisation, rather than an actual cycleway."
Tuesday
Common Old Garrwain replied to non ministrare sed ministrari's discussion USYD activity on safety
"Thanks for posting that, it reminds me of this little video via Mark Wagenbuur ( "Bicycle Dutch" ), in that both recognise "that all people make mistakes", and that any successful designs must take this into account and not rely…"
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USYD activity on safety

safety needs to catch up to technology and put people before carsAlthough the authors' concern applies to pedestrians in particular, much applies to cyclist safety as well.See More
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non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Dabba's discussion Differentiating between charged and discharged batteries
"They don't in Germany. The lighting is properly and permanently built in, it's not tack-on $3 Chinese junk. My German-made Dutch bike with dynamo came without those add-on reflectors. There's still one built in to the…"
Monday
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Dabba's discussion Differentiating between charged and discharged batteries
"The German model has this well sorted... they only mandate lighting for on-road applications. Even then, there's wiggle room for fairy light racing. Interestingly, there you can buy an e-mtb with 45km/h assistance, no plate and no lights."
Monday
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Dabba's discussion Differentiating between charged and discharged batteries
"There's an advocacy point in this: it might make sense for AU to follow European rules about lighting ie. not sell bikes without lights. This would surely reduce the ninjas, as well as improve reliability. I don't think the rules make the…"
Monday
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Dabba's discussion Differentiating between charged and discharged batteries
"I bought a bike-with-dynamo, and love the convenience & certainty.It is not about the cost. I don't think I will get another without built-in lighting. Dynamo mandatory in Germany anyway until 2013 and in NL and DE bikes come with dynamos…"
Monday
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Dabba's discussion Differentiating between charged and discharged batteries
"I meant for a permanent touring set up that doesn't require batteries. But, since you mention USB, Dr Bean's Gazelle has a USB socket. Not sure if that's for phone charging or what. Also, not sure if USB is powered from the electric…"
Feb 20
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Dabba's discussion Differentiating between charged and discharged batteries
"solves the problem"
Feb 20
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Russ W's discussion SMH today ... "Road rule that drivers don't seem to know"
"I asked for knowledge testing at every renewal. I doubt they will do it, because most would fail. And of those, most would continue driving."
Feb 20
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Russ W's discussion SMH today ... "Road rule that drivers don't seem to know"
"Today is the last day to submit to NSW on the subject of driver education"
Feb 20
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Russ W's discussion SMH today ... "Road rule that drivers don't seem to know"
"Good. They need another one for pedestrians, concerning giving way when turning. And when using driveways"
Feb 19

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Mountain Biking, Touring
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Drummy and Faulco
Tell us about your bikes
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)
About Me:
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

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Comment Wall (24 comments)

At 6:44am on April 13, 2010, Robert Harris said…
Martin Geliot replied to Super Si's discussion 'Beware spammers and scammers writing comments on your profile' 2 hours ago.

Martin Geliot replied to westinghouse's discussion 'Penrith to Katoomba' 3 hours ago.

Martin Geliot replied to Jason's discussion 'sad sad day' 9 hours ago.

Martin Geliot replied to Jason's discussion 'sad sad day' 10 hours ago.

Martin Geliot replied to Jason's discussion 'sad sad day' 10 hours ago.

Martin Geliot replied to Jason's discussion 'sad sad day' 13 hours ago.

Martin Geliot replied to yogi's discussion 'Psycho cycler's revenge' 15 hours ago.

Martin, don't you ever sleep?
At 6:12am on August 23, 2010, Littleteapot said…
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.
At 3:27pm on September 18, 2010, Russ W said…
Hi Martin,
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 .... webberrus@gmail.com
At 10:05am on November 1, 2010, Bill Parker said…
Happy Birthday Martin
At 2:55pm on February 3, 2011, dr bean said…

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!

 

Cheers,

Michelle

At 11:43am on February 4, 2011, dr bean said…

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!!

At 7:19pm on February 4, 2011, dr bean said…

I might have to pass this week, Martin, but - soon (I have house guests all week).

 

Happy weekend riding!

Michelle

At 1:15pm on February 7, 2011, dr bean said…

Hi Martin - sounds bloody brilliant! What days generally suit you best?

 

I can do Sundays, but not until the afternoon. Any Saturday, by prior arrangement. :-)

 

It'd be great to have an excuse to finally meet some of these SC people whose comments I keep reading...

At 12:49pm on February 28, 2011, dr bean said…

Hi Martin,

 

Are you around in Syd/going to the safe cycling rally on March 12?

 

I'm thinking of getting the ferry over from Drummoyne to the northside (call me lazy or unfit, but I don't want to be buggered before I even start!) for 8am.

 

Oh, and speaking of excuses to meet SC people - are you going to the 3000-SC-members party at the end of March?

 

Cheers,

Michelle

At 5:19pm on February 28, 2011, Sir Ubu, Viscount of Sitlandria said…

Hi Martin,

 

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!

 

SUS

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