Tag Archives: Bike parking

Bicycle parking makes a political statement

Take a second look at this seemingly cute vintage car parked in Darby St. It is actually a bike rack with several bikes tied up in it, and also a number of planter boxes, making the street prettier and providing … Continue reading

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Creating a bicycle culture is more than just about the infrastructure

To really create a bike friendy culture, a number of things need to change in the way people think, and that is not always related to just the bicycle infrastructure (ie bike paths). At the local Bunnings hardware store, there … Continue reading

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Parking in Newcastle

  So, there is a piece in today’s local paper on the parking crisis in Newcastle. The places discussed are well known to locals: the hospitals, the university, Westfield Kotara and the city centre. I have written about some of … Continue reading

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Bike storage

On a recent trip to Sydney, I found it a relief to escape from the heavy, noisy traffic by walking the back streets and laneways. Within seconds, it is possible to be out of earshot of the noise of the … 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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Cycling to Charlestown Square and Westfield Kotara: a comparison

While I do not often frequent shopping centres, I do need to visit them sometimes and the ones I go to are Charlestown and Kotara. When I go to Charlestown Square, I travel behind St Pius College, through Kotara Homemaker … Continue reading

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Pseudo motorcycle

It is hard for me to believe that bikes such as this are legal here, but they are. So long as the motor is an auxiliary motor and below a certain number of horsepower, it is perfectly legal and the … Continue reading

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Marketown

I am still impressed with Marketown as a shopping venue. Today there was a trio of musicians hired by the Centre to entertain shoppers and help to create an ambience of classical culture.The Centre has also hired “help staff” to … Continue reading

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Newtown!

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I had occasion to visit Sydney again today and decided to go to Newtown as part of this visit, partly because I wanted to see the bike shop there and also because I  lived there for some time and wanted … Continue reading

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Bicycle infrastructure wins, and loses, in Newcastle

The new Homemaker centre at Kotara has a great new bike track going through it.It is well marked and easily accessed from both ends with lights at the main roads. It follows the drain as you can see in the … Continue reading

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