http://www.smh.com.au/national/letters/ ... 1jshz.html
I am a cyclist. I am also a Sydney bus driver and, of course, a car driver (''For cyclists, a metre matters as much as life itself'', September 3-4).
What I would like to see added in articles such as yours is a challenge to cyclists to use commonsense. Where is the saving to the environment when 30, 40, 50 or more cars or trucks have to brake and re-accelerate around a single cyclist? For example, on the 80 km/h zone of Epping Road last week and on Castle Hill Road almost any day.
Please help get bikes off major thoroughfares. They are costing us all in fuel, in hassle and in tolerance of cyclists. I always give cyclists a metre or more. I don't want even a pest cyclist injured. But please ask cyclists to remember cars and heavy vehicles do not have the same swerving and braking capabilities cyclists have. I love riding my bike as all cyclists do, but it is pure selfishness and bastardry to ride on major traffic routes. And it is dangerous.
Jim Orman Castle Hill
M2 closure? Lack of infrastructure? Yes, blame the desperate cyclists from the northwest who have had to put up with no public transport.