Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Bike vs Car debate in Canberra

I recently contacted ABC Stateline ACT about doing a story about the history of bicycle use in Canberra. Canberra is known as the city of the Car but I guess most cities in Australia are cities of the Car, but Canberra's early pioneers used the bicycle for everyday use, to go to work ,school or just around town.

Lunch Break for the Public Servants 1950
I intend to publish more on this in the coming weeks. But the Stateline story was much more about the conflict between cyclists and car drivers,. Some good video of the Canberra City ,so here is the full story by journalist Jeremy Thompson. I have a small cameo ,trying to explain the dutch approach to cycle infrastructure, obviously you wouldn't have full separation on every road but particularly on high speed/high volume roads.

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