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NSW catching up on passing laws

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Murray Dec 25, 2015. 53 Replies

The NSW Coackroaches are finally catching up to SA and Qld.…Continue

 

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Michael Murray replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion NSW catching up on passing laws
"It also won't satisfy the lobby who want to be able to identify cyclists when they see them doing something they regard as wrong or have them identified by red light cameras.   "
Dec 25, 2015
rossmg replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion NSW catching up on passing laws
"Interesting interview on SoundCloud of Edward Hore: https://soundcloud.com/ridemedia/edward-hore-on-cycling-legislation-in-nsw He made two stand-out statements in my opinion. 1. Legislating that cyclists must carry photo id is effectively cyclist…"
Dec 24, 2015
Jimbo replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion NSW catching up on passing laws
"Hey sorry folks those sentiments weren't mine, the thread starter posted them on Sydney Cyclists and they weren't well received. I was asking if he posted here as I know that Adelaide Cyclists is a more fertile ground for confirmation bias…"
Dec 24, 2015
Andrew K replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion NSW catching up on passing laws
"How is going through a red light when no traffic coming in any direction equal to driving drunk where a driver could easily injure themselves by simply driving off the road into something?"
Dec 24, 2015
Dave M replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion NSW catching up on passing laws
"Agree. They must be congratulated though, it takes a special effort to make SA look progressive but they've dug deep and managed it!"
Dec 24, 2015
Dave M replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion NSW catching up on passing laws
"The case for equal fines is made by the fact it costs the state exactly the same amount to scrape a cyclist or pedestrian off the ground and care for them afterwards regardless of whether a) they are hit by a car running a red light b) they are hit…"
Dec 24, 2015
Dave M replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion NSW catching up on passing laws
"There is also choice (c) press the pedestrian button in the parallel direction to the phase you want. But in SA, the loops are sensitive enough to pick up bikes, unless they have succumbed to wear and tear which is mostly due to the use of buses…"
Dec 24, 2015
David Bowler replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion NSW catching up on passing laws
"It is the black and white attitude that is particularly worrying.  Technically stopping in front of the stop line is running a red light, even if it is so you can be seen or to push to cycle crossing button that is in front of the line. Clearly…"
Dec 23, 2015
David Bowler replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion NSW catching up on passing laws
"Makes me glad I don't live in NSW. "
Dec 23, 2015
Andrew K replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion NSW catching up on passing laws
"It's a big deal if you are one of the few in poverty who uses a bicycle to get around."
Dec 23, 2015
LisaJoanne replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion NSW catching up on passing laws
"It's not 10 dollars a year it is 50 dollars upfront for something that lasts 5 years. These are not the same thing. "
Dec 23, 2015
Michael Murray replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion NSW catching up on passing laws
"I always figured that if the sensor doesn't pick up my bike it is "broken" and I can ride through the red with care. Hate to have to test that in court though."
Dec 23, 2015
Michael Murray replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion NSW catching up on passing laws
"Is it really 5 minutes or does it just feel like 5 minutes ? I haven't tried those lights at 4 am! They are tied to the lights at Magill / Portrush and Parade / Portrush so what you are waiting for is either (both ? ) or for those to change. I…"
Dec 23, 2015
Mark Parnell MLC replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion NSW catching up on passing laws
"I recall in the 1990s when a prominent cycling Supreme Court Judge launched a guide to "Cycling and the Law".  He made the point that when faced with road activation loops that aren't sensitive enough to detect a cyclist,…"
Dec 23, 2015
Matt S replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion NSW catching up on passing laws
"That's a very reasonable situation. On a side not, I'm not impressed when I pull up to a red light where I have no way of activating the sequence to change the lights. Help me Cars, your my only hope."
Dec 23, 2015
Dave M replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion NSW catching up on passing laws
"Perhaps NSW could allow it to be paid for in the same manner as Dutch driving lessons. It would then turn into a fitness bonus instead of a fitness tax, as a few calories could be burned in that process."
Dec 23, 2015

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What bikes do you ride?
Surly LHT, Trek Pilot 2.1, Apollo tandem & Trek Liuid 65
When do you ride?
Weekends, Commute, Mountain Biking
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Got my first bicycle from my grandfather at nine. Had one ever since. Commute from Manly to Sydney CBD.

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NSW finally catching up

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 17:46 0 Comments

The NSW Coackroaches are finally catching up to grand old South Australia.

http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/campaigns/go-together/index....

Passing laws for motorists to protect cyclists. About time.

A week on the Riesling Trail in the Clare Valley

Posted on April 29, 2012 at 20:49 5 Comments

My better half and I just spent a week tandem riding on the Clare Valley Riesling Trail about 110kms north of Adelaide South Australia

We began by basing ourselves at the Rising Sun Hotel at Auburn. Lovely old historic hotel clean and comfortable run by a wonderful family and staff providing excellent company, food and wine.

Rising Sun Hotel Auburn

We spent the first day exploring Auburn. A beautiful old town with many…

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At 15:58 on May 4, 2012, Gawler Wheeler said…

Hi from the Gawler Wheelers,

Welcome to the Adelaide Cyclists Website !

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A regular group ride is held every Saturday morning.

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At 20:23 on April 29, 2012, heather said…

Hi Donald,

Welcome to AC. A good forum with many cycling discussions, not all related to Adelaide.

Cheers, Heather

 
 
 

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