We asked our Twitter readership what they would do to make transport in Sydney better. Below we synthesise and organise their responses below. Note, no one said “build more motorways”. The general sentiment was to prioritise those making shorter trips, prioritise safety, and prioritise people throughput above all else. We don’t endorse all of theseContinue reading “Better Transport for Sydney”
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?”
Bridge Road Glebe changes from single lane to two lanes for a short distance along the Blackwattle Bay foreshore (between A and B on the map above). Two lanes are unnecessary and dangerous because they enable overtaking and speeding. The second lanes on Bridge Road are required to cater for the high number of walkersContinue reading “Need to return road space for walking and cycling – Bridge Rd Glebe”
The centennial parklands trust has been widely praised for its trial of traffic-free weekends. It should seize this opportunity to make them permanent and revive the “People’s Park” its founder envisioned.
Each time a new cycleway is built, it is not just people on bikes who benefit. Pedestrians benefit too. Firstly, more dedicated cycleways means that people can ride in a space that is not the main roadway and not the footpath. Creating this third space gives the footpath back to people walking, particularly in placesContinue reading “How cycleways benefit pedestrians”