Tuesday, 21 December 2010

war on the Sydney motorist

The Australian Daily Telegraph (yes, it’s just like the British version!) is horrified that

Cyclists may currently be enjoying more than their due amount of fair treatment.

To begin with, many inner-Sydney streets now feature extensive and invasive bicycle lanes. The expense of these lanes, in a time of economic stress, is remarkable.

The notion that cyclists should pay for at least some of the construction and maintenance of these lanes is becoming more widespread.

Now a range of other pro-bike proposals are on offer, including
absurdly prohibitive 30km/h CBD speed limits and traffic lights that allow bicycles to run on a different schedule.