NSW Transport Corruption + Federal – Crikey!

How the world works Noam Chomsky would say. Decade upon decade with every change the more it stays the same. Refresher to a headline that summarised the prior decade of wasted public funds following the Sydney 2000 Olympics:

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/transport-and-infrastructure-better-in-mumbai-than-sydney-pwc-report-20121015-27m08.html
Mr Christie, the former chief executive of the Roads and Transport Authority, said the plan to build motorways across the west, inner west and south of Sydney was a throwback to 1950s transport planning that would cause further congestion.
“It is back to the 1950s. It is a real LA-type solution,” he said.

Crikey NSW Corruption

Crikey NSW Corruption Federal followup

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RAC 2016 ebike trial

Gateway drug

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WA CTP Details from 2016

$100 per vehicle per year to extend cover to 44 accident victims. Totals not provided.

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2018 NAHBS People’s Choice Award

https://www.nahbs.com/peoples-choice-award/

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Convenience: Double edged sword for cycling advocacy

Convenience: Double edged sword for cycling advocacy

The Tyranny of Convenience by Tim Wu
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/opin … ience.html

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Tim Wu on Convenience wrote:But we err in presuming convenience is always good, for it has a complex relationship with other ideals that we hold dear. Though understood and promoted as an instrument of liberation, convenience has a dark side. With its promise of smooth, effortless efficiency, it threatens to erase the sort of struggles and challenges that help give meaning to life. Created to free us, it can become a constraint on what we are willing to do, and thus in a subtle way it can enslave us.

Try that in a new context:

eldavo on Convenience wrote:But we err in presuming driving is always good, for it has a complex relationship with other ideals that we hold dear. Though understood and promoted as an instrument of liberation, driving has a dark side. With its promise of smooth, effortless efficiency, it threatens to erase the sort of struggles and challenges that help give meaning to life. Created to free us, it can become a constraint on what we are willing to do, and thus in a subtle way it can enslave us.

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The Weekly: Cyclists

The Weekly with Charlie Pickering
https://youtu.be/I7gE19uX2ZA

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Safety for Fearful Parents

Be the sun.

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Motor Mania

The future was predicted.
https://youtu.be/HdgVcGjzgR4

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Craig Pennell’s Cycling Crash Blog

Professor Craig Pennell, obstetrician and sport cyclist, was involved in a serious crash when a car failed to give way, turning across his path. His rib cage was torn from his spine and punctured a lung, amongst other injuries.

Originally Craig’s post-crash blog was hosted via his team/trainer Brad Hall Cycle Training website, now branding changed to Exercise Institute (Ex.In.) Hall Cycling (Hall cyc.) at http://www.exerciseinstitute.com.au/news-blog/ but Craig’s blog original links from Hall Cycling are dead, and the defunct Cycle Safe WA have dropped off.

Craig’s crash prompted his safety campaign called Cycle Safe WA, the blog links were best found via Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, linked, saved, and attached below.

Last page is the start page, so you can begin from the bottom link, and work chronologically forward from the crash, by stepping backwards through the links (oldest last, last post first, blog style).
https://web.archive.org/web/20150309224158/http://www.cyclesafewa.com.au/craigs-blog/page/7/

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Victoria says No to MPD law now (go slow instead)

Done well it could have the potential to be better executed than QLD, (let’s not mention the anti-cycling MPD law trojan horse in NSW).

http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/assembly/tabled-documents/search-tabled-documents-database/details/3/7639

Agency:
Economy and Infrastructure Committee

Title of report:
Whole of Government response to Inquiry into the Road Safety Road Rules 2009 (Overtaking Bicycles) Bill 2015

Date tabled:
2017/03/23

170323 Govt_Response_to_Road_Safety_Road_Rules_2009__Overtaking_Bicycles__Bill_2015_x5bVmX6K.pdf

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