"I spent two days riding about 100km in Brisbane this week. Ok, anecdote not data.But as Dr Been points out re Geneva and Sydney, you need to be wary of incorrect or misused data anyway.
What has happened up there in terms of riding infrastructure in…"
"Good point in the article that in NY the Mayor is in charge of DOT, and can introduce a new way of prioritising transport, but if “The Mayor wants to slow walk it, DOT will be happy to oblige”. It’s a bit like Sydney, only the…"
"IMO but that is nuts. I have ridden in so many of those listed cities. Starting at rank 41 and going to rank 70 the following are in my experience significantly better to ride in than Sydney...Portland, Madrid, Ljubljana, Stuttgart, Washington,…"
"Andrew I think you'd be pinching yourself, checking you are awake. In both Melbourne and Perth you can actually ride from A to B without being at risk. That includes not at risk from peds and dogs on paths. In Perth lots of paths even say no…"
Mostly on the touring bike but I also ride a road bike
Another guy on a bike. I have been very fortunate to have had viable cycling opportunities over quite a long period. I rode to primary school from a farm outside of town and cycled a lot during high school. I went to SU in the early '70s and had a bike there. By the mid 70s I had discovered touring and spent a few years around Australia plus did a 6 month trip overseas. In the 80's I cycled a lot. But in the 90's I was looking after teenagers and the mortgage so did not do much. From 2000 I have been back into it and loving it. Always looking for touring companions for 14-18 day trips.
Unfortunately we don't get to do a lot of riding together these days, wot wiv kids'n'all, though occasionally we have managed a tour interstate (Tas, NZ -- not quite interstate, but you know...) or closer to home. Quite a few BikeNorth rides go right past our house so we sort of feel included!
Hey, are you coming to the bike breakfast on Monday to celebrate the LCT SUP opening? We'll be there.