So no doubt you’ve heard about this topic of late, and the change.org petition,
I thought a blog on the issue would be a good place for group feedback, please discuss in the comments section at the bottom.
or if you want to sign it….here it is https://www.change.org/p/compulsory-single-file-for-cyclists
‘We, the undersigned, respectfully call on the Transport Ministers of each and every State in Australia, and each State Cabinet, to implement Compulsory Single File for all cyclists who ride in groups, regardless of whether a bike lane exists or not..
We also call on the respective Transport Ministers of Australia to implement a prohibition of cyclists on all roads with a designated speed limit higher than 80kph, if those roads don’t have designated Bike Lanes.
This is one of the better write ups
A video discussion from Channel 10s ‘The Project’
So riding two abreast makes sense. End of story, right? Well, not quite.
Chris Smith says he’s all for the push and would even take it further.
“I’d even go a step further and say not only should they be banned from roads that have a speed limit of… more than 60km/h.
“They should be banned from cycling on roadways with multiple lanes as well.”
Although both motorists and cyclists can be “inconsiderate” on the roads, Chris says there’s clearly one party in much more danger.
The Today Show…
AFTER a petition was launched to change a road rule that outrages drivers across Australia, Today host Karl Stefanovic has backed cyclists.
The Today host unleashed a tirade which was aimed at a surprisingly large number of Australians who are deeply concerned about a road rule they see as creating “safety hazards”.
Here is the Facebook page that started it….some nasty comments on here…
Click PLAY at the link below to hear Chris Smith’s thoughtshttps://omny.fm/shows/the-chris-smith-show/petition-to-change-group-cycling-rules-attracts-10/embed?style=artwork
We would be interested to hear your comments below!
I find the main issue to be how much room a car takes up. I propose they start manufacturing cars only half their current width and twice as long, such that the cars occupants sit in single file. If they do that, I think all of the car drivers current concerns would be resolved in the blink of an eye. Where do I sign up ?
Richard , that is silly and cost prohibitive.
Just fast tack automated cars – they don’t have aggression nor opinions .. they will navigate around a bunch… actually I thought by 2018 we would have flying cars leaving all the roads for cyclist ?? #flyingcarsnow
I think they should mandate a day where all cyclists need to ride single file to trial this. Then the muppets behind this proposal could see the additional congestion this would actually cause, particularly at roundabouts and at other places where the cyclists have to stop all inline.
Just think about groups like the NRR going through Mordi single file – I’d join in to add to the mayhem.
interesting revelation https://cyclingtips.com/2018/08/finding-mr-x/