OK, so this one is tenuous about cycling but I'm hoping for some ideas from you all.Between my house and my son's school is a road that is classified by them as a Neighborhood road. However it is a…Continue
"'Streets blocked off by garden beds' - otherwise known as filtered permeability - is a great way to make streets safer for humans that aren't in steel cages. It doesn't affect access to the properties along the way, or active…"
"There are a few streets in Wellers Hill and Rochedale that have been blocked off by garden beds across the road effectively making each end a no through road but still allowing enough room for cyclists to get through. Some residents may not be happy…"
"I live on a rat run. Council won’t act on because it would mean a net loss of votes. My local rep would rather have a few angry constituents by keeping the rat run, than a lot of angry constituents he’d face my doing something about it.…"
"That's the bottom line isn't it. Despite the barriers that people put up for cycling, Brisbane really does have a climate and topography that when looked at over all is very favourable to cycling - especially compared to some places that…"
"The appointment is set for 8am on a Wednesday. Hopefully it will be busy then.
Interestingly if the 30kph thing got up then this would be a 30k street. At the moment they have a 60k limit on it. Generally people don't go wildly faster than that…"
"If you can manage it, arrange the meeting on site at the high traffic time. Drive the point home when you can't hold a conversation because of the traffic noise!
I met with local traffic planning guys over an issue a while ago, chose the…"
OK, so this one is tenuous about cycling but I'm hoping for some ideas from you all.Between my house and my son's school is a road that is classified by them as a Neighborhood road. However it is a rat run between two suburban roads. There is a roundabout at the downstream end and a set of lights at the other. People travel from the roundabout of the "Suburban road" (Appleby) to the other suburban road Webster. Because they feed out of a roundabout when the congestion on Appleby reaches stand…See More
"That's why the North Brisbane Bikeway actually worked for me despite being a whopping 20% further. No hills and few stops meant it was the same or less time than the shorter but far hillier and more stop start Kedron Brook route. Plus, in the…"
"Yes we like people doing the experiment. I did too some time ago with the old gazelle which is not really comparable to the new one. Certainly as I've noted elsewhere the new gazelle manages reasonable speed with a similar effort to walking for…"
"If you look at Nudgee Road.. A very popular cycling route out the North. There is a good bike path up one side. Yet probably 3/4 use the road. Problem is the footpath has many driveways. Bikes are not cars - each time we slow and build up speed…"
"Having a plan is everything. Calling 1800-ground-support is a plan. Carrying a lock and locking it to a pole until you can get back to it and catching the bus/train is also a plan. A bad plan is usually better than no plan."
"No worries Justin. I know I will generally stop to help anyone on the commute who is broken down. The only reason I won't is if I'm tight on time for some reason - and I'm sure this is common to most. I helped one lady in the pouring…"
I might take you up on your very kind offer to try and set my new clipless shoes up properly. Are you around on the weekend? I am happy to ride to your place, of course. Or, if you prefer, you can come to mine in Newmarket. Please let me know!
Thanks, Super Steve :) Had a quick ride this morning - last for a week unless I can work a miracle! It was dark-ish when I left and my new sunglasses performed nicely as it got lighter. Love having good gear!
Good onya, Big Steve. The CBDBUG is working hard on the difficulties of commuters from the inner north. If you're inner inner you might be one of the few lucky ones inside the chaos of the airport link construction etc. If you aren't on the BUG email list yet, send one off to convenors@CBDBUG.org.au