Cycling in from Erko to North Sydney on a beautiful clear winter's day. 10 minutes of this 40 minute commute was spent sitting at traffic lights.

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Comment by Neil Alexander on August 20, 2011 at 10:39am

Scary. Exhilarating. Inspiring. Thrilling. Loved it!!

That was a bit like watching through the on-board camera of an F1 car in a race!

Some of the cyclists who overtook must have been really moving.

Comment by Jay on August 20, 2011 at 11:59am
Some of the cyclists who overtook must have been really moving.
The fast bits were sped up 8x. My favourite bit is watching the traffic fly down Harris St at 2:00 in.
Comment by Jay on August 20, 2011 at 8:22pm

The Kent St cycleway is normally busier than it was this day. I started riding to work every day from about July last year and the numbers have definitely increased and I expect that will continue when Spring kicks in.

I usually leave around 8am but I find it's busier cyclist-wise if I leave a bit earlier than normal.

I also go a slightly different way now to avoid that series of intersections from 1:28 to 2:10ish.

Comment by Lauren on August 20, 2011 at 8:37pm
The red light when turning left from Thomas onto Harris Street doesn't make much sense. If I'm not mistaken, the other half of Harris Street is a one way street.
Comment by biker1 on August 20, 2011 at 10:58pm
what camera did you use and how did you mount it? great footage!
Comment by Jay on August 21, 2011 at 2:47am

@Lauren Yep, that's right. It's a funny intersection - there's no reason to make those turning left wait. I must admit I often turn left on red there as long as no pedestrians are jaywalking. 

@biker1 I borrowed a friend's ContourGPS and it was mounted near the centre of my handlebars. He bought the mount separately but I'm not sure where. If you're interested let me know and I'll find out.

Comment by Llewster on August 22, 2011 at 2:31pm
This route is very common - what it needs is either signposting - or to go to the extreme - green paint - all the way from Newtown to the city (London Cycle Superhighways style). In terms of that going on the footpath at Parramatta Rd - then right into the bus lane to go left into Jones. Maybe with Cenral Park complete - an option to go up Myrtle - left into Balfour - which would get you to the Parramatta Rd - Jones St lights. That route maybe a good signposted cycleway.


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