Cycling in Melbourne Australia
Are there other Bicycle Victoria members who, like me, find it unethical that the peak state cycling body accepts sponsorship for a bicycle event from the peak state motoring body?
I know that not all cyclists are environmentalists, but allowing the motoring lobby to apparently "greenwash" their image by promoting cycling as a leisure activity (as opposed to transport) needs to be questioned, if only to ensure there is justification.
Why do I say this is greenwashing? For example, where are the RACV dollars for the Transport Bike Picnic? There have been times the motoring lobby has opposed bicycle infrastructure, and the bicycle movement frequently opposes motoring works. In this light, isn't this naming rights deal hypocrisy at best?
I'm a member of both, in my world they would be compatible organisations, the more cyclists on the road the less cars is my view.
Does anyone know if they have regular communications with each other?
As a cyclist who drives and a driver who cycles, I'm interested in how both modes of transport can share the roads safely and effectively.