Monday, 24 November 2008

Bike riding

I used to ride the bike in Melbourne all the time. So did Fifi. Negotiating traffic in Sydney, however, is pretty hairy and scary sometimes. Today's SMH has a report.

Here's a statistic from the report:

But one estimate, based on Sydney's Anzac Bridge, showed that by diverting 10 per cent of car occupants to bicycles - or about 730 cyclists an hour - the life of the current bridge would be extended by about eight years, a saving of $46 million based on present-day construction costs

There are huge benefits to both cyclists and car drivers if some people, who would normally be driving cars, are encouraged onto their bikes. That's just one example.

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