Like a few of the people eho commented on the channel ten forum, this was probably a bit too close to home for Robbie. I believe his brother was knocked off his bike by a hit'n'run driver a couple of months ago.
No I don't buy that as an apology. It was pathetic. Weasel words if I ever saw it - apologised for offence but did not acknowledge the basis for the offence. She should go through, line by line, what she said and pick it over for the obnoxious crap that it was. Then she should attone for it in a genuine way, rather than buying herself a new bike and riding to work for ONE DAY in a publicity event.
Nice article, fwiw. I REALLY hope she takes up the offer of the Amy's Ride. R2WD is 'commuting', which she commenced saying she is for. And AGF's credo is to try to defeat the sentiment she, and Morris, were putting out there.
Again, in the replies to The Age article, there is call for registration of and/or road tax levy on cyclists.
Okay, let's do the road tax thing on the basis of power and weight or area of road taken up when stationary. Then, the road ragers in 4WD or other forms of gas guzzlers will be paying extra, listen to the bleating then.
But when we pay our registration (not Transport Accident charge) say $183.30, the same as a car, then we should be able to use a whole lane with impunity. How would that upset the clowns who want to run bikes off the road!
I thought we were already legally able to use the whole lane ;-)
Any government which introduces registration for cyclists had better just lock me up now, and throw away the key, because I won't pay and I won't stop cycling.
The reason bicycle registration will never get up is the bureaucrats behind successive governments know it that bicycle rego is an expensive bag of hurt for everybody except motorists, and motorists will get no benefit from it, anyway. (Would probably put the total cost of rego and CTP up across the board.)