Thursday, July 16, 2015
Duncan Gay, the NSW Roads minister, is at pains to limit the potential fun to be had from cycling.
We're still waiting for his demolition of the College Street cycleway but in the meantime,
... in his latest cycling treatise on how to remove cyclists from our roads,
... he has come up with a truly hare-brained idea.
Yes ... he is planning a proposal that insists people who use bicycles over a certain age carry identification papers/plastic.
Hands up who advised him!
Actually hands up who voted for him!
Or did he just get helicopted into his seat as a consequence of proportional representation in the upper house?
Whatever, it's such a shame we have him at the helm of our NSW road system.
It's flawed enough without adding Duncan to the mix.
He embodies the very concept of privilege and oppression on our roads and treats those of us who use bicycles as second class citizens.
He puts us in danger because he is not mindful of us road-users who don't require petrol to move through the street & roads of NSW.
The cycling world cannot get its head around our transport leaders' tilt at improving our cities ... take Carlton Reid, British author and historian, from Bike Biz for example, he was absolutely gob-smacked when we chatted (starts at 1:16:40) about Duncan at VeloCity15.
Sigh ... I wish I was still in France or Italy (ie Torbole, Lago di Garda, where these photos were shot) ... or anywhere else but here.