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Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Francis 19 hours ago. 11 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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Kathy Francis replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"I've signed without giving a phone number. I encourage everyone to get behind this. These changes could have a devastating effect on utility cycling in NSW."
19 hours ago
Jon liked sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
21 hours ago
Duncan est doughnut replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"the op is from a genuine and long standing SC member"
yesterday
Ma Dame Vélo replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"Yep.  I signed it while leaving the phone number box blank..."
yesterday
James Tierney liked sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
yesterday
James Tierney replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"Signed. Phone number isn't mandatory. "
yesterday
Bob Moore replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"I don't get the phone thing, didn't happen to me or others, and what were they telling you to do? As far as I know they would not be selling your phone number or giving out your email. I've used them for setting up a petition before…"
yesterday
Warren Hudson replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"Bob, G'day, I hope that you are well. You might say that they don't bite ... but I know what I received from them. Well, as far as I'm concerned, these parasitic opperators can go an take a huge flying fcuk. I do not like being…"
Thursday
Bob Moore replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"It's a petition put together by BNSW, Bicyclenetwork,cycle, Bikeast, and other cycling groups. Good to see them all working together on this. Send it round. Warren, it's only an offshoot of Getup!, they don't bite."
Thursday
PeterT replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"Pretty sure I've signed this without a phone number and did not get an email asking for it"
Thursday
yugyug replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"Phone number field is not asterixed. No need to include it.  "
Thursday
Duncan est doughnut replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"weird eh I think I signed this without phone ok, tho there have been a few. Haha I have a POTS line with no handset just for the parasites to waste time on. My real phone is off their radar, off the whitepages and off to anyone uninvited. HA! "
Thursday
Warren Hudson replied to sydneyCommuter's discussion Petition against proposed anti-cycling rules in NSW
"There is something dodgy going on here. I'm very happy to sign the petition ... but unless I give out my phone number (so this organization can sell my number on to other parties?) the site will not accept my response. F'that. Warren."
Thursday
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sydneyCommuter replied to BIKESydney's discussion Aust Govt Inquiry to investigate merit of Bicycle Helmet Law
"Another misleading statement from helmet fanatics that has been caught out: Senator CANAVAN: The submission of the Australian Injury Prevention Network says, 'A multicentre study found the cost of medical treatment was triple for cyclists…"
Nov 24, 2015
sydneyCommuter replied to BIKESydney's discussion Aust Govt Inquiry to investigate merit of Bicycle Helmet Law
"The transcript of the testimony from the helmet fanatics can be found here. It is quite revealing. Helmet fanatics rely on bold assertions, a bit like priests. When challenged for evidence, there was evasive and misleading statements. For…"
Nov 24, 2015

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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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