Reshaping Sydney - 30km/h streets, parks designed by users, etc

AndrewCowley
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Re: Reshaping Sydney - 30km/h streets, parks designed by users, etc

Postby AndrewCowley » Fri Sep 15, 2023 9:15 pm

Ridiculous that you have to put up with that.

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Re: Reshaping Sydney - 30km/h streets, parks designed by users, etc

Postby g-boaf » Sun Sep 17, 2023 5:49 pm

AndrewCowley wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2023 9:15 pm
Ridiculous that you have to put up with that.
I saw the security guy yesterday and complained about it, this morning the gates were already open at 6:45am so maybe he listened.

I explained that the diversion is lengthy and not particularly safe.

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Re: Reshaping Sydney - 30km/h streets, parks designed by users, etc

Postby g-boaf » Thu Sep 28, 2023 12:35 pm

Dutch “cycling professor” Marco te Brömmelstroet rides in Sydney:

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/thi ... 5e6mh.html (paywalled)

It's amazing, no cycling exists outside of the Sydney CBD or the inner-Sydney confines. :shock: Or at least it doesn't if you go by the SMH article.

Get outside of the CBD and you can ride 150km or more if you want on off-road cycleways.
“It’s very unhelpful to frame it as a turf war between cycling and driving,” he says. “If you frame it as cycling is good and car driving is bad, you keep turning in circles.”
According to the Dutch guy. Well it's also very unhelpful when a car driver kills two innocent bike riders and gets away from it with a $1000 fine.

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Re: Reshaping Sydney - 30km/h streets, parks designed by users, etc

Postby tpcycle » Thu Sep 28, 2023 1:47 pm

He doesn't seem to be getting the full Australian cycling experience. Where is his $344 fine for cycling without a helmet?

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Re: Reshaping Sydney - 30km/h streets, parks designed by users, etc

Postby g-boaf » Thu Sep 28, 2023 3:36 pm

tpcycle wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2023 1:47 pm
He doesn't seem to be getting the full Australian cycling experience. Where is his $344 fine for cycling without a helmet?
Or getting the Operation Pedro day special treatment... Surely they could tackle him to the ground and give him a heavy fine. :roll:

I was always lucky on those days - I avoided the normal cycling commute routes and used main roads (my normal thing anyway) so I never had to deal with them.

These days I just don't ride to work at all after surgery last year.

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