"To get this to work in Australia you could not implement it over night. It would first require an extended period of time in which everyone got "trained" to share better. One way you would need to go about that would be by imposing…"
"Not deliberate omission. Many other minor sports not mentioned, such as mountain bikers, bow hunters, snowboarders. We already seeking candidates from the shooting community. Maybe a high profile Olympic or Commonwealth Games shooter would gain more…"
"I am sure Kylie's right.
Can't see why cyclists would want anyone other than candidate anointed by Clover Moore.
Peter 60, 70, 80 are NOT safe in suburban areas. That's the thing. And as I explained the customary…"
"If it is safe to travel through a suburban area at 60 or 70kph, when there are no pedestrians or cyclists about, why make the limit 40kph? To take it to the absurd conclusion, why not ban cars? Maybe if bikes were invented now, they would not…"
"I don't really see how that is an answer at all. The fact that in some instances governments use speed limits to raise revenues does not change the fact that if a car hits me while it is going 40km/h I have a 90% better chance of surviving than…"
"I had believed I had answered to you in the other replies. In most cases the speed limits and other restrictions are not about "preventing harm to others" but are simply to raise revenue.
In reply to Kylie: Yes may be justified…"
"No, I guess I'm not ;)
I would think, though, that if that is the plan is to try to use cyclists as some sort of power bas Peter is better off responding to the more serious attempts to engage with him on policy grounds rather than, for…"
What you are talking about has nothing to do with a nanny state. Road rules exist as much , if not more, for the hundreds of innocent victims of poor drivers as for the drivers themselves.
Sure the helmet and seatbelt rules are…"
"I'm all for independent mobility for children - it helps them grow up to be the rugged individualists that libertarians mythologise. Without traffic calmed to the extent that under 10s can roam freely throughout the neighbourhood, children are…"
"RMS is part of the problem of Nanny State mentality. As an engineer, I have spoken with civil engineers about road design of curves with negative camber. They said that they don't want curves with positive (banked) camber as that would…"
"Hi Pat, You don't have to live in Sydney to nominate. We have had some offers from as far away as Katoomba! If you want to stick your hand up, please let me know. Regarding preferences, we are non-dictatorial! The voter decides where to…"