Steve’s Cycling Blog has an interesting review of Canberra as a cycling destination through American eyes.
Unlike Robert Fisk Steve seemed to like our cycling culture and the easy tempered harmony of cyclists and motorists:
It was great to see a place where cyclists are woven into the traffic environment, with wide streets, bicycle lanes, drivers who acknowledge the existence of cyclists and pedestrians, and ample amounts of mixed-use pathways. Cyclists are hardly the novelty they are on America’s roads. The mountain bike and hybrid communities are doing quite well, though I wonder about the road cyclists. On the whole, I was very impressed and American city planners could do a lot worse than copying the Canberra model.
Something to bear in mind before we torch off the next flame war.