Ride on the road long enough and it’s almost inevitable you’ll be hit by a car, or know someone who has been. Sadly, like many reading this post, I know far too many whose lives have been forever changed due to the inattention, or more intentional misdeeds, of an errant motorist. Watching them, and their … More Why forgiveness shouldn’t eliminate consequences
Seems like a good time to repost this story from last year. Still agree with everything in it. Fewer stereotypes and greater tolerance/awareness hold the key to a safer and more harmonious future on Australian roads. For all road users. Apologies for having a little rant here everyone. But with the new cycling laws coming … More Mutterings of another bloody cyclist
Given we can’t all up and move to the Netherlands, improving on-road safety for Australian cyclists is a complicated issue. With decades of cultural inertia and car-focussed infrastructure to be overcome, there is no silver bullet. No one thing will solve all the problems; certainly not one that can be implemented quickly and inexpensively in … More Selling understanding
It’s true. We’re bloody everywhere on the roads these days. You can’t leave your driveway without seeing us lot in ever-increasing numbers. And we’re a danger to society; rolling accidents waiting to happen as we clog roads every morning and evening on the daily commute. When they invariably happen, the financial, physical and emotional cost … More Terrorists on wheels
This is a really poignant film from peopleforbikes.org about road safety, from the perspective of five North American pro riders. Watch it. Share it. Heed it.
“I only want one small thing. I want drivers to pass cyclists with the same care and safety that they would take in passing their own son, daughter or loved one.” Andy Sheats, businessman and cyclist interviewed by AFR. http://www.afr.com/p/lifestyle/life_leisure/pedal_power_andy_sheats_KIad1qnmYuXUW1RmrWfIdK
Not sure if it’s the cyclist or the motorcyclist in me that makes me want to post this…