SMH wrote:IN an ironic twist, Barry O'Farrell's push to take control of transport in Sydney's CBD may finally complete Clover Moore's network of bike lanes.
Despite the Premier's hostility to the Lord Mayor's plans for the city, a committee set up by Mr O'Farrell gave fresh momentum on Wednesday to building the extra bike lanes needed to finish the city's grid.
The Central Sydney Traffic and Transport Committee was set up in May by the Premier, who declared that the city was being "held hostage" to Cr Moore's political constituency.
"It's very clear Clover Moore's pitch for re-election is built around more bike lanes and making the CBD as unfriendly to cars as possible," Mr O'Farrell said at the time.
I unfortunately don't get the chance to regularly ride in the city (the pacific hwy freaks me out) however building out cycleways, even with teething problems is progressive and achieves numerous long term benefits that are not compatible with short term political struggles. Clover Moore also profits politically with her position and action, as well as Barry O'Farrel who has claimed that the bike lanes make Sydney backwards and less international. If you have driven through the city during work hours recently you may spot that it is the motorised traffic that is seriously congested, and not because of bikes and bike lanes. Lets see more bikes, buses and even mopeds.