The latest White Rabbits album came out this week. "Temporary" is probably the catchiest song, but the whole album is full of subtle and interesting tunes. Similar to Spoon/Radiohead/Beatles
I am sure that if there were separate, safe cycle lanes down the main arterial routes into the city there would be a lot more cyclists, and consequently a lot less cars on the road.
And on top of that, motorists would have a greater awareness of cyclists, simply because there would be more of them around.
As a sometimes cyclist, I hate seeing cyclists disregard traffic laws.
I've had this discussion quite a few times with other cyclists and car drivers, and I agree with you that jumping red lights does nothing to improve the perception of cyclists. But cars always try and squeeze past me at this particular intersection, and they don't seem to realise that it would be so easy to "accidentally" kill me. In this particular case, I think I can live with their annoyance/hatred.
if you are really worried about your safety perhaps get off the bike, cross like a pedestrian, and then get back on the road
Yep... or just get back in the car. At the moment I'm commuting from Parnell to Penrose daily, and I found it way too dangerous to cycle down Great South Road. The bus/train is ok if you're willing to waste two hours a day, but the car is just too damn convenient
Perhaps if cyclists were to contribute some form of license fee
I'm pretty sure most adult cyclists also own and drive cars
Does this include jumping red’s when you consider it safe to do so?
I do, particularly going along Broadway at the Ayr St intersection, where two lanes of traffic turn into one and a half lanes combined with parallel parking. It's a dangerous setup. When it would be so easy to be killed "by accident", I'd rather put my own safety first ahead of complying with road rules that were written with motor vehicles in mind.
Oh god yeah. Audio compression has ruined so many albums in the last twenty years.
One of my favourite NZ Flickr photographers posted this yesterday:
(I assume it's good beer)
Well their friends seem to think so, but then again they would say that. I'll see if I can head over to the Shore some time this week to corroborate their tastings. I can certainly vouch for their home brewing credentials... check out the high tech equipment they were using at home
This seems like an opportune time to let you beer aficionados in Auckland know that a mate of mine has set up a craft brewery/bar/restaurant in Browns Bay. They opened on the weekend and by all accounts it's been a raging success. They're open every day from 11am except on Mondays when they're closed for brewing.
Hope you don't mind the blatant advertising.
You have Richard Hulse to thank for the quality and smartness of that service. Dude is a hero.