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How clueless can a roads minister be?

Started this discussion. Last reply by sammy Mar 20. 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

No logic to cycle of abuse on roads

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wir sind Profi May 24, 2013. 58 Replies

A good article by Elizabeth Farrelly.Hopefully helps shift attitudes a bit.…Continue

 

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sammy replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion How clueless can a roads minister be?
"thats right , duncan gayy is not a transport expert. he is just a votted in politician mouth piece muppet. shame on our system  we need experts. professionals who know what they are doing "
Mar 20
Bob Moore replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion How clueless can a roads minister be?
"How clueless can they all be, Lib and Lab both hopeless on transport, according to the Saulster in SMH today. Greens are very pro public transport but I don't see anything on cycling on their massive poster campaign for Balmain. They have…"
Mar 20
sydneyCommuter replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion How clueless can a roads minister be?
"That's a tough one to guess. This reminds of a saying that goes like this: I'm not sure whether it applies in this case though. Just seems a bit much from people who should be better informed, having many advisers."
Mar 20
sammy replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion How clueless can a roads minister be?
"mate , he is a muppet mouth , he knows nothing about the roads . just what to say about the roads "
Mar 19
sammy replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion How clueless can a roads minister be?
"Duncan Gay is a dinosaur muppet , get rid of him into an all you can eat retirement village  fair dink imm . the shar-raidd is a joke"
Mar 19
Sir Ubu, Viscount of Sitlandria replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion How clueless can a roads minister be?
"We're talking about this same bloke, right? "
Mar 19
PeterT replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion How clueless can a roads minister be?
"What would make him give more consideration to cycling? Humanity says we shouldn't have to wait for decision makers to lose a loved one due to their anti-cycling policies before they starts to care. Democracy route says we need to get more…"
Mar 19
Eleri replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion How clueless can a roads minister be?
"Dunc Gray was a cyclist not just a velodrome.  He was an Olympic gold medallist on the track."
Mar 19
Bill Parker replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion How clueless can a roads minister be?
"Yes but consider, how stupid can a road's minister, transport minister, Premier, prime minister,......be if they truely believe that spending 18 BILLION dollars will "solve" anything in the light that similar has not solved even…"
Mar 19
sydneyCommuter replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion How clueless can a roads minister be?
"There are many implausible claims in that interview.  Maybe the most shocking one is the claim that "we might be the ones that are right" about mandatory helmets. How can they sincerely claim they are right when Australia has one…"
Mar 18
Jon replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion How stupid can a roads minister be?
"The stupidity of our electrol system is the parties. Really, the two main options are voting for big business to get their way, without considering anyone else, OR, to vote for the unions to get their way. I normally dumb this down to "are you…"
Dec 27, 2014
Rohan Tayler replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion How stupid can a roads minister be?
"Is that an early prototype smart helmet?"
Dec 27, 2014
Rohan Tayler replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion How stupid can a roads minister be?
"That was the most muddled bit of the interview "We need to better regulate motorists to stop cyclists breaking the law" Or something."
Dec 27, 2014
Neil Alexander replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion How stupid can a roads minister be?
"Don't confuse D.Gay (the Roads Minister) with D.Gray (the velodrome). ;-)"
Dec 27, 2014
mikesbytes replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion How stupid can a roads minister be?
"There's no relationship between the changes that D.Gray proposes and the prime safety issues"
Dec 27, 2014
Will Wassell replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion How stupid can a roads minister be?
"I think its more a case of how (much more) stupid can they get. "
Dec 26, 2014

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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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