As a frustrated motorist who is tired of watching the Govt hand over money and resources to cyclists, I have come to accept that until motorists have a lobby group to compete with Pedal Power we will be treated as second class citizens by this government.
The sooner we have a body that represents the interests of the hundreds of thousands of motorists in the ACT and demonstrates to the Govt that there are more motorists than cyclists and that there are votes in making the lives of the motoring public easier, the better off we’ll be.
The Chief Minister says that traffic jams are to be expected – the insanity of what should be the second southbound lane of the GDE (Caswell Dr having been a 2 way road before the changes) being turned into a bike lane while traffic backs up to Ghungalin.. the inexplicable belief that it is better for the environment to have 20,000 cars idling in traffic while 10 cyclists whizz by..
All of this is the direct result of a very loud and effective lobby group organised by the ACT Cyclists. There are a whole lot of motoring organisations in the ACT and some folk driven to the point of forming a political party… I reckon a lobby group will have a better chance of getting things done..