Sunday, August 11, 2013

ETHICAL TRANSPORT WEBSITE CONTENTS

 *** Summary ***
*** Bike Love Corral Membership and Petition for Safer Cycling ***
*** 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 ***

*** Bike Love Corral Membership and Petition for Safer Cycling ***
Please become a Bike Love Corral member within a month for 2 main reasons:
1. Getting money back for returned bikes
2. Help pressure authorities for safer cycling in the region
 
If you do not get a Bike Love Corral membership number issued to you then you will get no refund.  We are moving fulltime to the Uni from May 8 2014.
Apply by sending the email below with a sentence of your own words and your name and address.  Membership will be confirmed within a week. Many authorities are in charge of roads/paths:
 
Email:
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Subject: Authorities recommend not to use Newcastle "Bike Lanes"
 
%%%%%%Add a sentence or more in your own words here ; of how you want Newcastle roads changed to be safer for cycling  %%%%%%
 
On Newcastle roads wherever there is a bike picture on the road do not cycle over the top of it.  The authorities usually recommend 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) RTA.nsw.gov.au.
Over 90% of people dangerously believe they must ride in narrow Newcastle "bike lanes" (2013 survey by and more safety tips at BikeLoveCorral.blogspot.com).
Remove these bike pictures on roads, they are confusing, dangerous, and unethical.
 
From : Your full name (first and last),
       address in Newcastle (house/unit number, street name, and suburb)
End of Email:
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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) RTA.nsw.gov.au.
2: Seat is too low causing knees to hurt and slower cycling
3: Leg rotation too slow causing you to tire quickly