g-boaf wrote:I think the article is right. The project is a waste of money and why should cyclists be rewarded for bad behaviour as this does? As we've seen - they are aggressive and treat the roads like race tracks, as the author of the recent Strava related topic has demonstrated so clearly. It's very hard to argue otherwise when the amount of evidence is so huge.
No - I'm not trolling or being the devils advocate. I just don't care anymore. Cycling as a community is divided badly, so while it keeps hitting the self destruct button, these articles will continue. The opponents of cycling are organised and methodical in comparison.
Every single point you just made could be equally applied to motorists*, so by your argument we should cease funding roads in general, because we'd be rewarding motorists for their bad behaviour.
* or more so, since Victoria Police stats indicate cyclists follow the road rules better than do motorists.