Cycling in Melbourne Australia
But footage of the same route in 2007 appeared to show that cyclists had improved their behaviour slightly.
In comparison, there are dramatic reductions in the breaches of these three rules in the 2007 footage…Furthermore, no cyclist rode through a red light during this footage.
In addition, footage of bunch riding from Victoria Police, recorded in 2005 and 2007 was analysed and the behaviour of cyclists was found to have differed considerably.
The Accident Research Centre at Monash University examined police video footage of a group of cyclists from 2005 and saw behaviour one might expect from riders in the Tour de France.
(Bayside Leader Pic front page ). The pic curiously confrims the danger of parking on Route 33, and how a rider is volunteering to ride in the danger zone to give courtesy to passing drivers. This courtesy places every rider in the left lane in danger of being doored, and if riding two abreast of forcing other riders to pass in the outside lane. Never a mention of this in any paer.... argh... anyway I have given the Leader a serve on their headline and their misconstrued analysis of their report from which their reporter manufactured a headline claim. From the statistics “ buried” in the My Melbourne Survey that claim cannot support their disgraceful headline. The major enemy upon public roads in Bayside is Congestion (36%), followed by drivers talking on the phone (24%), Trucks (21%) speeding (18%), Hoons (16%), then we get to cyclists at (15%), followed by Road Rage (12%), Speed cameras, Tolls (tolls, in Bayside?) and Trams… so cycling rates 6 on the hierarchy in Bayside, and 8 across Melbourne ( out of 11)…barely a No 1 position in anyone’s language. The data has to be suspect to start with when significant responses show irrelevant input relating to Trams and Tolls which do not effect Bayside…(No Tolls in Bayside, No Trams IN Bayside, just up to the border and nowhere near Route 33.