We're clearly still in the silly season when a headline like this one pops up in the feed: "Sexism behind over-investment in cycling infrastructure: report".
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Who is more deserving of victim-blaming: the "real cyclist" or "someone who's just riding a bike"? As it turns out, neither.
I never used to be too concerned about Bike Shaped Objects. I mean, when it comes down to it, a bike is a bike. Of course some bikes are better than others, but underneath it all they are all bikes. And bikes are cool, right?
There seems to be a curious delusion among Melbourne cyclists. This idea that the Swanston St tram stops are being upgraded for the benefit of cyclists just doesn't stand up to scrutiny.
It's been about a year and a half since the curbside bike lanes were installed in Albert Street, East Melbourne. Let's go back and see how the setup is going.
A few questions and answers on what if means to be a real cyclist.
Let's talk about preparing for a long bike ride. Specifically, your first "long" ride. That is, the first time you consider a previously unimaginable distance and say, "I reckon I could do that."
Another problem with dangerous cycling being seen as the norm is that inexperienced cyclists may think that breaking road rules is a prerequisite to being taken 'seriously'.
It's an urban mystery right up there with shoes hanging from power lines: who locks up those bikes in odd places…and then just abandons them?