Zynster wrote:I'm not a member of BQ. I don't care much about BQ. I do care about the community I live in, which you seem to think is wrong somehow. And if you think I've affirmed your point, then you are delusional. I cycle all over Brisbane.
You still haven't told me where all this extra cycling infrastructure West End gets over and above other suburbs?
Get the BCC bikeway and shared pathway maps out, and count up all the options you can ride a bike into the cbd on routes of continuous low volume brown and blue bits. You might even calculate the time it takes West Enders to walk or skate to the cbd.
Then do the same for us pleb cyclists from say any mid ring burb.
Maybe you'd like a few more bridges to connect West End and South Brisbane to the cbd.
Goodwill Bridge $33m, Kurilpa $63.3m, Go Between $338m.
And the latter costs $30m to operate annually and collects $9m in tolls.
And...ya know, West End rate payers don't have any more city cycle stations than any other Brisbane rate payers.
It goes without saying, if other Brissy burbs had West End's cycling infrastructure, they might have spread those city cycle stations a little further.
Of course, BQ thinks all of this is wonderful. It says so in its annual report.
On second thoughts, why not just go live in Craigslea for a few months, and tell us how similar the cbd commute is to West End's.
Zynster wrote:Riverside drive? It's is used by a massive number of recreational cyclists, most of which don't live in West End. Locals don't use it for transport generally.
Yeah that massive number of recreational cyclists are us mid ring plebs riding your superior cycling infrastructure.
How come I never see funky West End cyclists out on my burb's West End equivalent cycling infrastructure?
Zynster wrote:You want to blame BQ and Anna Bligh for everything that's wrong with your bicycling experience. Instead maybe you should consider a right wing global media empire with an antipathy toward cycling, and a demonstrated ability to tilt the public to their way of thinking.
Zynster wrote:Me? I'm just gonna ride my bike.
Are you sure now? there's no facts you'd like to retort with?