Category Archives: Bike Lanes

Urban cycling

When I started having to use Beaumont Street in my transport cycling, I was too nervous about it to cycle in the traffic preferring instead to use the footpath, either cycling slowly or pushing my bike. Once I worked up … Continue reading

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Cycling infrastructure – Sydney & Newcastle

I was pleased to receive in my inbox yesterday an email from Sydney Cycleways, citing a cycling uptake in recent years of astronomic proportions – an increase of “82% between March 2010 and March 2012 – in many locations numbers have … Continue reading

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Verona/Newcastle: a cycling comparison

Parts of Europe are held up as the best place in the world to cycle, and with ancient cities and a more compact way of life, as well as its non adoption of vehicular cycling, this seems to make it … Continue reading

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Why is cycling so controversial?

Sydney has a newly created network of cycle tracks, separated lanes and paths which have been named the Sydney Cycleways, I think this is a great name as it captures the concept of a combination of separated paths, shared paths and cycling … Continue reading

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Riding the Sydney Cycleways

Yesterday I had cause to go to Sydney and decided to take my bike and ride from Central Station to Kogarah, which is where I had my appointment.  I had a copy of the Sydney Cyclways map with me and which … Continue reading

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Newcastle ride for a better bicycle infrastructure

Newcastle, because of its history in coal mining, has much infrastructure which has fallen into disuse and which, being old tram and train tracks and canals, is eminently suited to become bike paths. This has already happened in several cases, … Continue reading

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Cycleways in inner Newcastle

This is an extract from the official cycleways map of inner Newcastle.  The offroad cycleways are marked with green dots and as you can see, the network is very disjointed. The onroad cycle lanes are marked with heavier grey lines, … Continue reading

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Bicycles, the law, and a bit of ambiguity …

I’ve had car drivers indicate to me that I should be walking across a crossing when  I am on a designated bike route which crosses a road. Or when they cut me off, point out to me that my bike … Continue reading

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Video of my ride along the streets of Newcastle

This is me riding a few days ago. The camera is hand held which is why there is a fair bit of jerkiness, especially when I pedal. It shows me travelling from Adamstown into Hamilton, along Beaumont Street, across to … Continue reading

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Bicycle lanes in Sydney

Today I had cause to visit Sydney and decided to look at the new bike lanes there, especially the one in Bourke Street, which is long and completely separated from the car traffic.There are two lanes of car traffic, car … Continue reading

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