Recruiting now: Wheeled Pedestrians

Cyclists Dismount

 

Some traffic engineers and some politicians are fighting a determined but ultimately futile battle against the natural order. One day, this stupid sign will be erased and replaced with a red carpet. That would be the common sense approach; the human way. A ‪#‎wheeledpedestrian‬ is not intent on breaking rules. It’s just that some rules and attitudes are so stupid, they deserve to be ignored.

In the meanwhile, please take note of all the signs, physical and symbolic, that indicate how far away we are from achieving the grand prize; of creating cities that are great for people, rather than cars. One day, the quantity of #wheeledpedestrians will be one of the measures of a city’s quality. There’s work to be done.

‘Cycling’ is sport and recreation. ‘Riding a bicycle’ is everyday activity. No sweat.

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3 comments

  1. Of course cyclists should really have priority on what is obviously a continuous cycle-path, but I do wonder what was going on in the heads of the people who decided to write “cyclists dismount” here.

    Why “dismount” ?

    “Stop” was too much.

    “Give way” surely ought to have been enough, no matter how unimportant cyclists’ journeys are thought to be…

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    1. Positive language/lawyering, cyclists are free to use the path as long as they aren’t riding their bike. The interests can claim a long distance of connected cycle path even though sections of it are not able to be ridden along.

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    2. Hi David, Unfortunately, this is just one of many examples of the negative way in which cycling is perceived and treated in this country.Rather than want to give advocates a ‘hard time’, I simply want to point out that we have a long way to go and that we need to be looking at other cities for inspiration and strategies to advance the cycling cause.

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