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Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW

Started this discussion. Last reply by non ministrare sed ministrari Feb 24. 83 Replies

Apologies if this has been mentioned before. I couldn't find after doing a search.…Continue

How clueless can a roads minister be?

Started this discussion. Last reply by sammy Mar 20, 2015. 19 Replies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbvYkATHYMQHow can someone so clueless about cycling be put in a position where he decides how we ride our…Continue

Time to change tyre?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sir Ubu, Viscount of Sitlandria Aug 29, 2014. 11 Replies

This tyre has been really good. Not a single puncture in 2 years, riding mostly on inner city streets. It is a Vittoria Randonneur.Looks like it might need to replaced but I'm tempted to keep it for…Continue

Cycling stimulates thinking?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rohan Tayler Dec 4, 2013. 8 Replies

I have noticed that good ideas often emerge while cycling, particularly cycling to work. It wasn't much more than an anecdote though. However, I discovered this interesting…Continue

 

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non ministrare sed ministrari replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"Short speech in Parliament today"
Feb 24
Bob Moore replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"Background in dept of Heritage and Environment, dabbling in Sustainability and Behavioural Change/social marketing. Must have got sick of trying to do anything useful there so is now making sure cycling is much…"
Feb 24
Dabba replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"I've been wondering about whether I can get my car rego plates changed to either  "NSW - the Nanny State" or "NSW - Anti-cycling State""
Feb 24
Da Munch replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"> I would say that a driver who kills a cyclist who rode through a red is not likely to be > entirely fault free, but hey that's me. Wasn't there a UK study that found 0.7% of people who ride incidents, were breaking the law at the…"
Feb 24
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"Sure, why not! Crafty eh. I haven't bothered to read up on how they plan to deal with driver licences on mobile phones with kaka batteries. All good for us, not good for the homeless person with their possessions on a bike.   Yes I think…"
Feb 24
Jay replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"Are those FAQs new? I hadn't seen them until today. How about this one: I might store my ID photo on an encrypted USB stick then. "
Feb 24
Paul Jackson replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"There is also a Destination NSW feedback form www.destinationnsw.com.au/contact-us"
Feb 24
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"hehe"
Feb 24
Neil Alexander replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"OK. How about: @Destination_NSW Cyclists:Say NO to #destinationnsw 4 ur next holiday/conference. From March'16,it has WORLD's most repressive cycling laws. Let's get it out there, guys and girls."
Feb 24
Neil Alexander replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"Ooh! I will. Might need edit to fit the @ & #. Will check."
Feb 24
Da Munch replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"Include the hash tag #destinationnsw and if twitting I think you can send it to @Destination_NSW as well."
Feb 24
Neil Alexander replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"If you are on Twitter, Facebook or some other social media site, please feel free to disseminate the following message far and wide. Also bring it to the attention of @mikebairdMP and @duncsoffice to see if economic pain will sway their…"
Feb 24
PeterT replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"In todays day and age, it doesn't require a lot of disincentive for riding for someone to take the 'normal' option of hopping into a 1500kg car Evidently getting the pollies to block the changes is about the only way to stop these…"
Feb 24
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"I'm having trouble following your reply line up in order to understand what you think reasonable and what you think irrational. Your reply is to Snowy??"
Feb 24
Peter Hoskins replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"well its all reasonable.  Why do people on this site evoke hatred rather than look fro solutions. Some of the responses are quite irrational and can only serve to draw an unfavourable perception over time that is counter productive."
Feb 24
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"Another thing from the propaganda machine of lies, thx Bike Saint for pointing it out: http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/campaigns/go-together/faqs.html   It will be interesting to see how Duncan's 'thinking aloud' translate…"
Feb 24

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Recreational
Where in Sydney do you live ?
South
Tell us about your bikes
Sit-up, comfortable bike
About Me:
Grew up in Europe, in a world where cycling was normal and safe.
I cycle mainly as a mode of transport, using a sturdy bike.

Arrived in Australia in 1991. Cycled to work until 1992, when I was told in a rude & aggressive manner by the police to “Get off the road”. My crime? I wasn't wearing a polystyrene hat.

I switched to motorcycles and cycled mostly on off-road cycle paths, mostly on week-ends.

In 2007, my deteriorating health prompted to start cycling more regularly. Since cycling to work again, my health has improved a bit, although it is still a challenge.

This has prompted me to look at cycling as a mode of transport, especially for health benefits. Researching this topic made me realise the damage done by our helmet law, driven by irrational fears and superstition. I'm not the only one affected. I hope I can contribute to get rid of this idiocy.

Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 1:39am on August 26, 2010, Russ W said…
Excellent.
Russ Webber
President
North Shore Bicycle Group
www.sydneyharbourlink.com
webberrus@gmail.com
9906 7238
0405 404 005
At 1:31am on August 31, 2010, Ride2Wk said…
Thanks SC for the comments. Different style of bike & riding but looking at your Accident Avoidance article & other comments, it looks like we have similar good sense approach.
At 5:25pm on February 29, 2012, Bernard said…

It's a Dutch ID with two fat dogs on board.

At 3:37pm on April 28, 2012, CM said…

Hi SC!  Yes, I left Helmetless Riders in a bit of a huff a couple of months ago after a bit of unpleasant bollocking from couple of (then) members that jumped to the wrong conclusion about a post I made and then proceeded to dump on me for it without bothering to clarify what I was on about.  Looking back on it I can see what they were getting at, but at the time I was just over it all and didn't feel like wasting the time trying to sort it out.  Besides, some people's egos just get in the way of pleasant and engaging exchanges of ideas.  On a brighter note, I notice that both the main offenders have since left the site, so I might end up joining the group again.

At 3:22pm on June 4, 2012, Dan said…

Hi SC,

I'd rather keep it together for a few days,just because they're really part of the package but if things are quiet then I'd be happy to separate them..

That ok?

Cheers,

Dan

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