Patrick Sunter
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What bikes do you ride?
Merida Matts Drifter MTB, converted for commuting with mudguard & detachable rear basket.
When do you ride?
Weekends, Commute
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I lived in Adelaide from 2008-2009 while studying a Masters of Urban Planning, and had great fun being part of BISA and also part of the group that supported Angus launching Adelaide Cyclists in its early days.

Nowadays I'm living in Melbourne, where I work in Scientific Computing, and am pursuing a part-time PhD applying computer science and systems thinking to Urban Planning, aiming to improve decision making, accountability and innovation.

And I still ride on weekends, and hope to get back into bike commuting sometimes too.

Cycling Memberships and Photos

I'm a member and committee member of the Bicycle Institute of South Australia, a group with a proud record of advocating for better conditions for cyclists since 1973 (see http://www.bisa.asn.au).

In February 2009 I got to visit two of the "Meccas" of cycling, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. See my Flickr cycling pics if you're interested.

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Blog post on helments from a Melbourne economist/libertarian perspective

Posted on May 21, 2011 at 14:00 8 Comments

I know AC has had no shortage of robust debates on the issue of compulsory helment-wearing on Bikes ;)

 

But I can't resist adding another element ... a recent post by Alan Davies on his "The Melbourne Urbanist" blog lays out the issues quite well in a balanced way I think:…

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Bus & Bike battles when lanes done poorly

Posted on March 21, 2010 at 12:36 9 Comments

Buses and cycling are two of the most sustainable modes of transport, and we should be planning for and encouraging both of them if we want to handle a future where we need to produce less green house gases, burn less precious oil, and keep a bit fitter. But over the last few weeks I've been realising, like Heather, that if infrastructure and planning is done badly they can seriously conflict.



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All I want for Christmas is ... a 1904 Davies-Franklin bike

Posted on December 23, 2009 at 7:29 2 Comments

My Mum has been going through the archives of the local Ballarat Courier newspapers' christmas supplement as part of her research, and is coming across interesting ads for all sorts of things. We liked this one for an early Australian made motorcycle:


I also like the suite that's a "Marvel of Cheapness" next to it as well ;)

Dispatches from Melbourne

Posted on December 20, 2009 at 15:34 2 Comments

Just thought I'd post a quick message here about having returned to my family home in the little hamlet of Clarendon, about 20km from Ballarat, Victoria and 100km from Melbourne. While I really liked being in and cycling through Adelaide for 2 years, I've come here to pursue the next step in my interest into research in Urban and Regional Planning.



One interesting cycling fact that came to my attention is that the national road race… Continue

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