Tag Archives: Sydney

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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Media watch

After my recent post on media coverage of bikes, I was somewhat surprised to see Media Watch on ABC TV this week covering this very topic. The item was in response to a Telegraph headline and article last week quoting … Continue reading

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Intersections and Roundabouts

This is an example of a fairly common intersection and roundabout treatment that is employed in inner Newcastle suburbs. The squeeze point that is created by the narrowing of the road is not friendly to cyclists. And above is an example … Continue reading

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Newcastle traffic

I have noticed that in Newcastle the traffic lights are not coordinated so that traffic flows readily along the main arterial roads. It is also not uncommon to sit at lights waiting for a green light while noone has right … Continue reading

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Sydney featured in The Guardian bike blog

The Guardian Bike Blog is arguably the most influential bike blog in the mainstream digital media, so when I saw this week that it has featured Sydney’s new cycleways, I felt that this was a great endorsement for the success … 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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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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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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