Monday, August 10, 2015

Awesomeness4Newcastle : Faster travel, happiness and more jobs (A campaign to unite us all)

Pushbikes are faster, safer and more needed than you think. For more affordable housing, more jobs and happier society, we need pushbikes for transport.
We will eventually get a safe pushbike network, but we can discover safer cycling skills to be safer than cars now (all cars dangerously tailgating – see below).
Door-to-door on a bike (and finding shortcuts in backstreets) can be faster than finding car parking/waiting for buses.
Combine transport with exercise (needed for body and mind happiness every day) you save time.
More dense cities are faster (spread out suburbs are inefficient) and cost benefit ratios for bike paths show increase in society health and increase in business/shops near them.
All excuses can be solved for why you don’t pushbike more (with all the information on the internet there is no excuse for you not to find it)
The only negative to pushbikes is the same as learning to ride for the 1st time, very frightening, but very rewarding when you gain the “1st world skill” of “learning to ride a bike”.  With robot automated cars in the future (invented to mainly save millions of lives from car crashes), the “rite of passage” of learning to “drive a car” will no longer be the modern day “you are now grown up for going out into the world”.   The next “rite of passage” will be learning to ride a pushbike skillfully and safely (seat height / stopping skills / leg rotation speed for faster more efficient riding.  Learning shortcuts, learning the actual safety of cars and lane position).  The RMS (state authority) recommends a 3 second safety gap between a car following another car, but most people leave only 1 to 2 seconds.  This is why many safety conscious people give up on the car because they cannot control the car dangerously following them.  You can gain much more safety and control on a pushbike by learning better skills and back streets.  Pushbike advocates love to help people find better backstreets, and to make submissions many government things because pushbikes are a critical part of a happy and ethical society.  See

Sunday, August 11, 2013

WEBSITE CONTENTS and membership

*** Summary ***
*** Critical Mass bike ride - 1st Friday every month:
 Show your support for a safe active transport network. ***
*** Safe Cycling tips AND Solving all your Cycling complaints ***
*** Bike Love Corral : Become a member for many benefits ***
*** Stop cars annoying you with more cycling hints ***
*** Newcastle Cycleways Movement (NCM) meeting, rides ***
*** Other Newcastle Free/Cheap sustainable stuff  ***
*** Conclusion ***

Top 3 mistakes Newcastle cyclists make.
1: On Newcastle roads wherever there is a bike picture on the road do not cycle over the top of it.  For your safety you should usually cycle just to the right of it (NSW Road Rules 153, 144 & 247 advise to ride the safe way (usually 1.5m away from parked cars)
2: Seat is too low causing knees to hurt and slower cycling
3: Leg rotation too slow causing you to tire quickly