Teenagers up to 16 to be permitted to ride on footpaths

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Re: Teenagers up to 16 to be permitted to ride on footpaths

Postby diggler » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:19 am

Thoglette wrote:
diggler wrote:You really think someone cycling on the footpath down George Street Sydney is a great idea?

Absolutely. I regularly ride through equally busy locations. (My route home takes me via the local touring-event barn) Yes, sometimes that means both feet on the ground waiting patiently and, you know, sharing the footpath (most un-2GB of me, I know :D )

Actually, as others have noted, the "great idea" would be removing several lanes of traffic from George St. If not all of them.


I will agree with you to the extent that you should be doing walking pace near pedestrians and shops.
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Re: Teenagers up to 16 to be permitted to ride on footpaths

Postby find_bruce » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:05 am

mikesbytes wrote:The risk to others of cycling on the footpath are over rated, you are more likely to die by being struck by lightening than a bicycle

https://www.australiawidefirstaid.com.au/lightning-strikes/

How does that compare to the risk of dying whilst taking a selfie ?

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Re: Teenagers up to 16 to be permitted to ride on footpaths

Postby Thoglette » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:30 am

find_bruce wrote:How does that compare to the risk of dying whilst taking a selfie ?

Look here
Over 150 media-worthy selfie deaths in four years.
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Re: Teenagers up to 16 to be permitted to ride on footpaths

Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:30 pm

Another safety benefit of being able to ride on the footpath is that it gives you the legal ability to ride down a one way street in the wrong direction and this will enable many situations where less busy roads can be linked up to make a better route
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Re: Teenagers up to 16 to be permitted to ride on footpaths

Postby find_bruce » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:06 pm

One thing that makes it a problem to use the footpath is that businesses use it as a loading zone. I have been complaining to clowncil for 4 years about this particular vehicle
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Part of the problem is that the fine for obstructing the footpath with a motor vehicle in NSW is just $263. If they stopped on the road (its a clearway) the RMS would tow them away but because its a footpath, no-one cares

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