Re: [messengers] A great pro cycling story on main streamtelevision.

Date: 16 Mar 2010 00:22:24 +0100
From: <mark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I'm waiting for the video that suggests that all pedestrians should have a license to cross the street to show how silly a bike registration law would be. It could have footage of jay-walkers and other pedestrians risking their necks to cross the street.

This video is like so much of the crap you see on TV. Very negative and extreme on both sides of the issue. I think the moon walking bear was a far better video to get rider safety across to drivers. How about addressing road modifications to accommodate all traffic? Wouldn't that be more productive? But I guess it is far easier to be a critic that an advocate, or a producer of a pro cycling story. I would like to see a follow up story discussing what is being done to help with the gridlock and the fact that more cyclists might actually help ease the traffic situation.

Why is it that most of the people that hate bikers are fat?

----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Dodd" <mikeydodds@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "Simon McKenzie" <mckfrenzy@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <messengers@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [messengers] A great pro cycling story on main streamtelevision.

I think its a case of one  thing at a time.

It wasn't perfect, it definitely missed a few things but it will get a big
reaction and it leaves things open for stories like this in the future.

Stories like this from different angles would be sweet as.

That driving "safety expert"  who was pro registration has his own
website... its funny.

*"A well respected motivational speaker, Ian Luff links the similarities of
smart driving and smart business practices which is the key to winning and
steering your level of performance to greater success. His black and white
approach to achieving success is highly thought provoking and

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 11:16 PM, Simon McKenzie <mckfrenzy@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

Ya think.?
I didn't like it so much. Don't think it does anything to soften the anti
cycling sentiment in Sydney, even if that was the intention.

Sure it might open a few ppls eyes to what other cities do (or rather
Amsterdam in particular), But Amsterdam aint a city full of redneck dicks in
V8's, and, let's face it, that's who watches 60 minutes.

They tried hard to be sure, and it was pro cycling, but they got the angle
all wrong

My 2 cents


On 15/03/2010, at 10:47 PM, Michael Dodd wrote:

They still pretty much called urban cyclists idiots and filmed some sydney
messengers but its still a great story...

Selling Vulnerable Road Users legislation to the masses.
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