(Photos: Georgie Abbott, crossing border from Bolivia to Peru)
At some stage Australia is going to have eschew national disdain of bicycles, and adopt them as the essential mode of urban transport that they actually are.
Somewhat revealingly, the Guardian reports this month that...'Beijing is just one of hundreds of cities, largely in Asia, where poisonous air is now the fastest-growing cause of death in urban populations'...
...and moreover '...in Kabul there are now more deaths as a result of air and water pollution than from conflict.'
Who are Australian politicians kidding with their policies that incessantly ignore bicycles?
Bicycles aren't about to go away anytime soon, and they seriously need to be factored into the urban transport equation immediately.
What are we waiting for?