On a few points on my commute from Drummoyne to the city, there are buttons for bike crossings. I press these and (mostly) wait for the light to go green before I cross. I often (as in, almost every…Continue
"Not sure if I'm behind the 8-ball here, but I just sent old Wendy an email (email@example.com):
Dear Ms Machin
I listened closely to your comments on Stateline last week in relation to commuting in Sydney by bicycle,…"
"Thats what I think, it is a bit silly. Q. What you did you use to do before the traffic lights for cyclist was about? A. You use to flow with the cars, when the light went green. Yes, cycleways make it safe for you to ride, but only common sense…"
"Police are SUPPOSED to police them. The reason that you can challenge a ticket in court is so you can put your case forward.
But you don't succeed in having a ticket set aside by saying that the cops can't prove it: you need…"
"Cops can give you a ticket for whatever they want, on whatever grounds they choose. And to get out of it, you'd have to lie to a magistrate, and convince them that you weren't wearing a helmet, to avoid the fine. Most…"
"Not that plain and simple Mike. Its a question of anger and not letting things get to you. A calm rider is a more aware rider usually. I agree to an earlier post. Communicate but without aggro and without reactiveness."
"It could also be said that those people that subserviently press buttons that have absolutely no effect on traffic light phasing are somewhat gullible. The important thing is to grateful that there are other cyclist in front of you!
"Last month while in Bangkok and Phuket I saw timers used on busy intersections for both motorists and pedestrians and they were great. They counted down the time left on red and I think green as well in some places. They certainly should…"