Chris Virtue's Blog (2)

"Riding" like a motorist "drives"

How do you ride?

I was chastised by a roadie on Beach Road (Melbourne) this morning because I was running red lights: "You'll give the rest of us a bad name running the reds".

Two things sprang to mind, but I didn't say anything. One is that I'm managing the risk, I've slowed down to not much more than walking pace and I'm nowhere near cars nor peds. Two, (and this is what really irks me) is that it's OK for motorists to have their pet set of road laws that they routinely… Continue

Added by Chris Virtue on December 26, 2008 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Politics and the Art Inner-Urban Cycling

Following is a conversation between myself and Verity Firth, state member for Balmain.

Hi Verity,

I don't apologise for the tone. I'm out in this stuff every day and nothing gets better. If anyone should be apologising, it should be the government. You've been in power for 12 years and the results of your efforts to wean Sydneysiders away from their cars even occasionally is pitiful.

It's becoming increasingly difficult to take the government seriously as you… Continue

Added by Chris Virtue on September 17, 2008 at 3:41pm — 4 Comments

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