Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Anywhere else but Australia - Geneve













$$$ Criminalising riding bicycles without helmets in Australia has been a massive health failure in Australia, and Australians are the poorer for it.

$$$ Criminalising riding bicycles without helmets in Australia has been a massive traffic failure in Australia, and Australians are the poorer for it.

$$$ Criminalising riding bicycles without helmets has led to Big Helma (Big Corpa) being nurtured at the expense of ordinary Australians, and Australians are the poorer for it.

... because people like me have had an unnecessary barrier to cycling created as a result of lazy governments which couldn't be arsed to create truly safe traffic measures in the first place.

... because people like me have had to put up with an ignorant Australian public which has fallen for politicians' facile news grabs on the so-called traffic misbehaviour of cyclists.

... because people like me have had to put up with being booked by Australian police, and convicted by Australian courts as a result of lazy governments which couldn't be arsed to create truly safe traffic measures in the first place.

And all underpinned by greedy corporations which realised early on that we'd be easy pickings in our 'petrol-head' nation devoted to our one and only right (the right to a daily road-trip) so fiercely championed by our political leaders who are notably sans political will and/or courage.

And as per normal when I'm anywhere else but Australia, I want to scream from the roof-tops:

'Why can't we can't we have what they have?'

... say in Switzerland for example

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