Tag Archives: bike lanes

Safe riding in Melbourne

On a recent trip to Melbourne I was able to borrow a bike for a few days, which gave me an entirely different perspective on this city which is touted to be the leading Australian cycling city. The bike I … Continue reading

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Green bike lanes

This green bike lane does not work as well as it might do as it causes danger to cyclists when a car wants to turn left… Green bike lanes are a great way to define the space designated for riders on … Continue reading

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New bike lane along Dumaresq Street

There is a new bike lane along one side of Dumaresq Street, on the side near the racecourse. This has always been my favourite part of my ride home as it is wide, flat, no parked cars for most of … Continue reading

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Infrastructure failures

The other day I was riding to the beach with my daughter, who currently has a bakfiets on loan. This is very handy for her with her two young children…We rode from Maryville to Newcastle Baths, along Throsby Creek track, … Continue reading

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Spring riding

Spring is arguably the best time of the year to be riding, not least because of the many, and often new, bikes to be seen on the roads. The best one I have seen this Spring is this one: It … Continue reading

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Why NOT cycle to work?

I recently visited a friend who does not cycle to work but is very well placed to do so. She lives in a housing complex which is very well serviced with cycleways, there is a separated cycleway which goes almost … 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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Shared path etiquette

There are signs at the start  of shared paths outlining the rules: keep to the left, keep your dog on a leash, pick up your doggy’s do, keep children safe, no motorbikes allowed, wear a helmet, etc. These signs are … 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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