Xplora wrote:... Ped behaviour is DEEPLY scary for me since I ride around 35-40kph next to Parramatta River. It's perfectly safe with huge visibility for much of the path, but peds don't understand that I'm not doing anything wrong by riding fast, while they ARE doing something wrong by randomly walking over the whole path, walking 3 abreast, etc.
Actually, I'd wager you are. I don't know what state you are in, but IIRC, most of them have a rule saying you are not to exceed a certain speed on a shared cycle path. Here in WA for example, I believe it is 22km/h. Anything more than that and you must be on the road. Yes, they shouldn't be wandering all over the path either, but it's not just them. You are classed as a vehicle and if you can regularly do 35 - 40kph, you really do belong on the road.