Monday, May 30, 2011

A Tale of Two cities.

A Tale of two cities, one that continues to see cycling in a negative way and another embracing them , well sort of.

The story featured on Perths 7.30 Report last Friday.


What more can you say about our crap infrastructure in Australia and those 'Middle Aged Men In Lycra' MAMILs.

Though Sydney seems to be moving in the right direction with this recent video from Sydney City Council, on the opening of the Bourke Street Cycleway


Well done Sydney, and of course Clover Moore!.


Edward said...

There are so many things to comment on in the Perth video. Why is it that police officers are interviewed and treated as experts simply because they are police officers? I note how the officer in the video dodged the question about making the signalised intersection just a little bit more friendly for cyclists. He seemed incapable of grasping the point that the cyclists are merely responding to their surroundings as Mr Benz said. Interesting too what the RAC's experience is - "cyclists just don't feel safe on our road". The answer is staring them in the face.

Gary Mac said...

Is it just me or are all of our policy makers complete morons? Why do we need to hold forums with cyclists? Just go to Holland or Denmark see what they have & copy it - HELLO!

I run a red light every morning on my bike. Is it because I am some criminal mastermind? No, the traffic sensors don't pick up my bike you morons. If I don't run it I would wait all day for a car to pull up behind me.