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Ride to Work Day 2011.

By PedalPower - 22 August 2011 25

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Well today we saw how many Canberrans can turn out on their bikes to support (or oppose) a cause at short notice. It would be great to see how many bikes and riders we can get out on Wednesday 12 October to support national Ride to Work Day.

Pedal Power will be hosting a free breakfast between 7am and 9am in Glebe Park with enterainment and a few stands to give bike enthusiasts, and others, something to look at and chat about whilst they enjoy their breakfast.

Many workplaces around Canberra will also be hosting their own Ride to Work Day breakfasts. To register your event or simply that you intend to ride you can go to www.ridetowork.com.au  Do you have anything planned?

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Ride to Work Day 2011.
la mente torbida 5:03 pm 15 Sep 11

Here we go again.

Daily I ride, I use my bell, me and the pedestrians work well together

Henry82 4:39 pm 15 Sep 11

bryansworld said :

That would be an illegal use of your horn. Whereas using the bell or your voice to alert a pedestrian you are passing is common sense. You don’t get knocked off your car if a pedestrian veers into you when startled as you drive past.!

How often do you ride? From what i’ve seen if you ring your bell (or yell), most pedestrians fan out and block the entire path. Usually i slow down to a little bit faster than them, and overtake.

bryansworld 4:16 pm 15 Sep 11

interested_bystander said :

When you are driving your car, do you honk your horn every time you overtake a slower vehicle? Are you shocked if driving in the slow lane on the freeway and a car overtakes you?

I use the shared paths for walking and cycling, and it constantly amazes me the number of pedestrians who are startled by the fact that bikes are also using the shared paths. Particularly the ones who are walking along against oncoming traffic looking at the ground, or walking two or three abreast and blocking the path!!

That would be an illegal use of your horn. Whereas using the bell or your voice to alert a pedestrian you are passing is common sense. You don’t get knocked off your car if a pedestrian veers into you when startled as you drive past.

Interesting, in some developing countries, it is a common practice for cars overtaking others to honk their horns as a polite warning. The analogy here is a less than widespread understanding of the relevant rules – so ring those bells!

Jim Jones 4:09 pm 15 Sep 11

s-s-a said :

And ring your bell when overtaking pedestrians! I am a daily cycle commuter and am appalled at the number of cyclists that overtake pedestrians at speed without ringing their bells.

When you are driving your car, do you honk your horn every time you overtake a slower vehicle? Are you shocked if driving in the slow lane on the freeway and a car overtakes you?

I use the shared paths for walking and cycling, and it constantly amazes me the number of pedestrians who are startled by the fact that bikes are also using the shared paths. Particularly the ones who are walking along against oncoming traffic looking at the ground, or walking two or three abreast and blocking the path!!

And the really stupid ones react with utter confusion when you ring your bell and jump around like retarded goats and step into the path of an incoming cycle.

Erg0 4:05 pm 15 Sep 11

mkcully said :

In Canberra there will be a bike ride from Garema Place up to Parliament House, with music and speakers on Parliament House lawns, and then the event will end in making a human sign in the shape of a bicycle!
For more information, you can see the event page on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=178509942218800

I’d better get to work organising a counter-protest with bumpkins in trucks!

interested_bystander 4:04 pm 15 Sep 11

When you are driving your car, do you honk your horn every time you overtake a slower vehicle? Are you shocked if driving in the slow lane on the freeway and a car overtakes you?

I use the shared paths for walking and cycling, and it constantly amazes me the number of pedestrians who are startled by the fact that bikes are also using the shared paths. Particularly the ones who are walking along against oncoming traffic looking at the ground, or walking two or three abreast and blocking the path!!

That would be an illegal use of your horn. Whereas using the bell or your voice to alert a pedestrian you are passing is common sense. You don’t get knocked off your car if a pedestrian veers into you when startled as you drive past.

s-s-a 3:46 pm 15 Sep 11

And ring your bell when overtaking pedestrians! I am a daily cycle commuter and am appalled at the number of cyclists that overtake pedestrians at speed without ringing their bells.

When you are driving your car, do you honk your horn every time you overtake a slower vehicle? Are you shocked if driving in the slow lane on the freeway and a car overtakes you?

I use the shared paths for walking and cycling, and it constantly amazes me the number of pedestrians who are startled by the fact that bikes are also using the shared paths. Particularly the ones who are walking along against oncoming traffic looking at the ground, or walking two or three abreast and blocking the path!!

bryansworld 3:15 pm 15 Sep 11

markconley said :

Please take care to give pedestrians at least a metre clearance when riding at speed, and remember on pedestrian footpaths pedestrian have 100% right of way, mark conley

And ring your bell when overtaking pedestrians! I am a daily cycle commuter and am appalled at the number of cyclists that overtake pedestrians at speed without ringing their bells. Not sure about the right of way comment though…

Postalgeek 3:14 pm 15 Sep 11

markconley said :

Please take care to give pedestrians at least a metre clearance when riding at speed, and remember on pedestrian footpaths pedestrian have 100% right of way, mark conley

Hard to give a pedestrian at least a metre clearance on a metre-wide path.

Anyway, hopefully everyone imbued with common sense, courtesy, and the ability to stay left (pedestrians, cyclists, and cars) will have a pleasant and uneventful day.

Okwhatever 1:58 pm 15 Sep 11

Yep for sure, i will be riding my CBR600 to work on that day.

markconley 1:33 pm 15 Sep 11

Please take care to give pedestrians at least a metre clearance when riding at speed, and remember on pedestrian footpaths pedestrian have 100% right of way, mark conley

BecB 10:40 am 02 Sep 11

I would like to put some of these posters up at our work. How can I get my hands on some? Thanks.

mkcully 10:39 am 23 Aug 11

There’s another bike-riding event happening on the 24th September organised by the Australian Youth Climate Coalition in Canberra. These events are happening worldwide as part of 350.org’s International Day of Action. The theme this year is ‘Moving Planet’.
In Canberra there will be a bike ride from Garema Place up to Parliament House, with music and speakers on Parliament House lawns, and then the event will end in making a human sign in the shape of a bicycle!
For more information, you can see the event page on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=178509942218800

KB1971 10:34 am 23 Aug 11

Im in but can please not bring the rain this year? The last three have been pretty wet.

Solidarity 9:11 am 23 Aug 11

Sweet, won’t be hard to find a car space on the 12th then!

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