Sure she gets a couple of things wrong
Ms Farrelly wrote:NSW rules do, at least, require motorists to "change lanes when overtaking bicycle riders on multi-lane roads and allow at least one metre space for bicycle riders in a single lane situation."
This is word for word what is recommended by the NSW Government website www.bicycleinfo.nsw.gov.au however, sadly, this has not made it into the road rules. I am happy however for Ms Farrelly to promote the message that it is a requirement.
Ms Farrelly wrote:She can switch to the bus lane. This is illegal, and few terrors compare with a vengeful bus, swinging back in so tightly that its rear, articulated end swipes the dirt from your frail front wheel.
The first bit is wrong - a cyclist can ride in the vast majority of bus lanes in NSW ( road rule 158(2)(c)) but right on the money with the second. Fortunately for me, the buses I interact with are generally driven safely, but I know that others have different experiences, eg Trailgumby's videos of buses in Mosman & other reports of Westbuses.
But these are minor quibbles, in that the overall message is good
Ms Farrelly wrote:None of it elicits the rage that flows so freely towards the cyclist. It's as if the bike makes rage OK.
The rage comes out as abuse, verbal and gestural - on Wednesday, I was again yelled at by a ute driver.
But it also emerges as serious, life-threatening behaviour, especially too-close passing that forces cyclists to choose their risk; risk being ''doored'' by parked vehicles or being collected by moving ones.