Saturday, November 18, 2017

Anti-helmet postcard campaign from Southwell pondering Dutch cycling

Dear Melinda,
In The Netherlands the road system is designed for multiple use - no[t] so in Australia where it is designed purely for automobiles. 
Please grant me an exemption for helmet wearing.
Best,
Sue Abbott

 Dear Melinda,
In The Netherlands roundabouts have a dedicated lane for bicycles, and drivers leaving roundabouts must give way to bikes that are continuing onwards. A lot more useful than helmet law.
Best,
Sue Abbott

 Dear Melinda,
In The Netherlands traffic lights are programmed for cycling speeds NOT car speeds. And at traffic lights, bikes get their own waiting area ahead of cars & often their own set  of human-height lights to give cyclists a head start. More useful than helmet law.
Best,
Sue Abbott 

 Dear Melinda,
In The Netherlands bicycle lanes are plentiful, and they seldom disappear just as roads get to tricky junctions - I mean in Australia our bike lanes disappear all the time as road engineers FAIL to do what ought to come next.
Best,
Sue Abbott

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