il padrone wrote:Xplora wrote:I'm in favour of a paradigm shift for various speeds.
I'm in favour of a paradigm shift for various speeds....... whereby a child riding a BMX or kids bike at 12-15k kmh, or an elderly person cruising along on their city bike at 10 kmh are entirely acceptable on the roads, and drivers of other vehicles overtake safely and with plenty of room (ie. preferably full lane), so these cyclists feel safe on our roads.
Call me a dreamer
I guess I accept that cars are there to make things better for us - they help us do things a lot faster than if we were trying to do them via cargo bike or horse. I think cars and bikes can easily coexist, and I think the delineation of various speeds have not been dealt with particularly well. I would agree a lot of the issue is that Australian drivers in general have incredibly unreasonable expectations about how they should interact with other people on the road - but this goes both ways as well, slow dopey people frustrate fast alert people and this makes the whole thing frsutrating. I think the most aggravating thing as a cyclist is realising that car drivers falsely believe that cyclists are dopey and slow, when we are more likely to be switched on than any car driver, and at least we won't kill people in the process of using our vehicle