Who can ride on footpaths and shared pathways and what are the rules?

Footpaths Unless there are signs that specifically prohibit them, bicycles may be ridden on the footpath by: Children under the age of 16 Adults supervising a child under the age of 16 Children 16 years and older with an adult accompanying another child under the age of 16. Over 16 years bicycle riders cannot rideContinue reading “Who can ride on footpaths and shared pathways and what are the rules?”

Campaign to Restore Glebe Island Bridge as Pedestrian path and Cycleway

25 years ago on 3rd December 1995 the Glebe Island Bridge was decommissioned and the Anzac Bridge opened. The Glebe Island Bridge is an Allan Truss swing bridge designed by Percy Allan and opened in 1903. It is a pair to the now restored Pyrmont Bridge across Darling Harbour. In 2013 it was Heritage listedContinue reading “Campaign to Restore Glebe Island Bridge as Pedestrian path and Cycleway”

Sydney needs more Walkways

Blue line – the proposed pathway Red line – what is currently possible There have been calls for many years for a Harbour Walk around Blackwattle Bay. A circular walk around the whole bay for pedestrians and cyclists would be an attractive and much needed active transport route. We have seen recently the desire ofContinue reading “Sydney needs more Walkways”

Pedestrians Don’t Matter. Yet another Example.

The well used pedestrian (and bicycle) path across Johnson’s Creek joining Bi-Centennial Park with Jubilee Park has been closed without any consultation with the Community. The closest crossing is 400 metres away. The sign on the bridge says that it has been closed as there is a structural issues with it. This seemed unlikely givenContinue reading “Pedestrians Don’t Matter. Yet another Example.”

Road Rules for Pedestrians: A Diagrammatic Analysis

Most pedestrians and car drivers don’t understand who has right of way at intersections. Road Rule 73 and Road Rule 353 requires drivers who are turning from one street to another to give way to pedestrians crossing the road of the road they are entering but not the road they are leaving. Road Rule 230Continue reading “Road Rules for Pedestrians: A Diagrammatic Analysis”

Being a pedestrian in places without footpaths

It is common in many suburbs for there to be no paved footpaths.  This results in pedestrians, particularly those with prams and strollers or wheelchairs having to use the road. Some of these roads can be busy and consequently perilous for the pedestrian not to mention accompanying small children. All streets should have a pavedContinue reading “Being a pedestrian in places without footpaths”