Cyclists’ Revolution: Bike Paths Cover Sydney
Posted on April 8, 2011 by yiqi
“A plan to cover the city with cycleways gathers momentum – as cyclists wear flourescent Lycra, rack bikes on ferries and overtake cars.”
“On roads, cyclists and drivers have been exchanging stares and shouts. Horns and bells have faced off. The bells, it seems, are subtly more powerful/”
“City of Sydney Council is creating 200 kilometers of cycleways and turning the city into a cycling Utopia.”
“The target is for 10 percent of all city trips to be made by bike (presently at one percent) to reduce car journeys by 4.3 million annually.”
All that just makes me jealous. Sydney, like Singapore, is basically a big city, where parking is a pain, bus lanes are commonplace, and there’s hardly any space along some roads for vehicles to get by. There are over 4 million residents in Sydney, most of the population is staying within city limits. People are as fast-paced as any city I’ve ever been to, Singapore included.It’s an extended article, covering a wide range of topics, including rules of road usage, groups that one can join, obstacles along the way, and the bike movement sweeping Sydney.