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Sydney CBD Cycleways

MAR
19

Free coffee for motorists on the Newell Highway

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Article PhotoCafes along the Newell Highway are offering free cups of coffee to encourage motorists to take a break. Drivers are alerted to cafes offering the free service via an app called Free Cuppa.

Read more: Free coffee for motorists on the Newell Highway

 
FEB
24

Good start for new car sales early in 2015

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Article PhotoThe last few months of 2014 showed real promise for the Australian new car industry and according to statistics from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), the trend has continued into this year.

Read more: Good start for new car sales early in 2015

 
JAN
21

Police advising caution on NSW roads after multiple crashes

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Article PhotoIt's not the way police wanted to start the year.

The New South Wales Police Force has issued a public plea for caution on the state's roads after the weekend's seven fatal crashes.

In the short period from New Year's Day up to January 19, NSW Police have reported 21 fatalities on the road. The majority have been due to car crashes, with 11 of the drivers killed, as well as two passengers and seven motorcyclists. A pedestrian has also been identified as one of the casualties so far.

Read more: Police advising caution on NSW roads after multiple crashes

   
OCT
25

College St Cycleway Disaster

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

I have commented in the past about cycleways in the Sydney CBD and feel compelled to do so again. My comments this time are specifically about the cycleway in College Street, between the Cathedral and William Street.

I do not understand why cyclists run the risk in College Street traffic when there is a new cycleway running a parallel path. Any week day afternoon there are many cyclists weaving through the traffic in College Street and yet the cycleway is largely unused. Last Friday afternoon I witnessed an altercation between a driver and two cyclists at the William Street lights.

Something needs to be done. College Street is dangerous for cyclists and for drivers.

If the cycleway is badly designed and in the wrong place, admit defeat and move it so that it can be used, otherwise get rid of the cycleway. What is the point of retaining a cycleway that is not used?

Finally, if the cycleway is to be retained, then cyclists should be forced to use it.

 
AUG
17

Sydney Cycleways...again.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011
What is it with the new cycleways in the Sydney CBD? Last night I was stopped in traffic on the corner of College & William Streets. I watched 7 cyclists weave through the traffic, splitting lanes in College Street, yet the adjoining cycleway was empty. Surely, where there is a cycleway the cyclists should not be allowed to ride on the road, otherwise get rid of the cycleway.
   

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