"I use it and love it - as an accountant, I love numbers and analysing results. Like Jack, I am an advanced teenager (I lie) and have spent many decades in a good paddock. Strava results encourage me to trim down and go faster.
I have a competitive…"
Tracey Gaudry from the Amy Gillett Foundation here. We have been reading the comments of readers on Melbourne Cyclist with great interest, as we do with the Sydney Cyclist, Adelaide Cyclist etc etc. The commentary regarding registration…"
"I just tell them that I'm not carring my license - which I usually don't carry when I ride.
And then I said, sorry, next time I do a wheelie I'll keep both hands on the handlebars.
Media pass... how do I get one of those?
"I would be happy for registration to apply to all road users in proportion to their cost to government/taxpayers. Naturally, the costs to motorists (road maintenance, emergency wards, ambulances, etc etc) would be astronomical compared to…"
"I would love to argue that "bikes were around first" to a driver when I get a chance. But then I can imagine the reply from the driver "but it's survival of the fittest" and ram me off the road.
I will just keep quiet…"
"The fact is registration (ie the actual registration fee component, not including the CTP premium) pays for nothing but the Cars in the wrong hands (and not just criminal hands) are very dangerous to others, that is why they are registered.…"
"Tiny, tiny fee, about as much as the loose change rolling around in my Crumpler messenger bag. Make that about 50 cents. We can all take our 5 cent pieces to VicRoads once a year and get a special sticker to stick below the red blinky."
"I would pay a token rego and happily display an identification plate if it led to less harassment from drivers and more bike lanes. But you could pay all the user fees in the world for a bike and still get run off the road by the 1% or less of…"
Following the death of cyclist, John Cornish, the usual hullabaloo and hatred has hit the newspapers and airwaves. As expected, the hoary chestnut of bike registration has been resurrected. I think it would be a great idea if it was based on the power of the vehicle and/or its weight and applied to all road vehicles. My ten kilo bike (which does a great job of supporting a massive weight of rider) is usually propelled with a power of at maximum 250 watts. I would be happy to pay a rego fee of…See More
"cyclist riding up swanston street, taxi pulls in to kerb but on extreme angle , flings open door
cyclist had changes direction to avoid taxi but door being flung meant additional evasive action required
of course, the road was a little damp…"