October 5, 2015
Imagine the road authorities painting a picture of a car on the road, in one of two traffic lanes of a road. Imagine the road rules advising that cars do not use the traffic lane with the picture of a car painted in it. “Surely it would be a Car lane where cars should travel if it has a car picture painted in it?” , you ask. You would think the RMS would never do this to confuse people. But they do it for pushbikes all the time.
All pushbike pictures on roads are confusing and dangerous in Newcastle. Almost all of what Novocastrians think are “pushbike lanes” (where you should ride your pushbike” are in fact the exact opposite. They are road areas where you should NOT ride your bike. NSW Road Rules 153, 144 & 247 advise to ride the safe way (usually 1.5m away from parked cars).
No one should ever ride close to parked cars. Unseen kids can always open the door.
Remove this confusion, we want an awesome safer and faster integrated transport system for all (cars, walkers, buses/trains and pushbikes).
September 5, 2015
Have your say on revitalizing Newie. Survey at www.revitalisingnewcastle.com.au
We need to revitalize with a focus on high density affordable housing and a safe pushbike network
On behalf of the NUBUG, I would like you all to have your say at: http://yoursay.revitalisingnewcastle.com.au/
This is an opportunity to provide feedback to the government about cycleways relevant to you and Newcastle more broadly as a city of the future.
Show your support, share the link widely and be part of the conversation that has the potential to make Newcastle what it should be.
You only have until 18th September 2015 to make your point!
March 16, 2012
a Newcastle idea that has become a worldwide phenomenon. Where will you be riding?
March 16, 2012
The first social ride of the year
March 7, 2012
The bike breakfast will go ahead rain hail or shine!
8am-9am Thursday 8/03
Slight venue change to just up the steps above Auchmuty courtyard (as pictured). We will be on the balcony if it rains. See you there!
March 4, 2012
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