Project 365 – 13th Oct 2010

Posted: October 13, 2010 in Project 365
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Day 255 – Parklife

Was off today but still managed to get up for the free breakie at Hyde Park as part of the ‘Ride to Work’ day that was happening all over Australia. I’m still astounded by the attitude of motorists in Sydney to cyclists and also by their opposition to more bike paths. Living in an environment where everyone drives to work in a small space such as a CBD is just so impractical, unhealthy and leads to a mass of people getting stressed because they don’t seem to expect that situation will lead to massive traffic problems. Cycling is the way to go I tell ya! Well done to Clover Moore and all her team at the City of Sydney for pushing the cycling agenda, it works.

Quotes on cycling:

“It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the perfection of the bicycle was the greatest incident of the nineteenth century”

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.  Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man.  And (unlike subsequent inventions for man’s convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became.  Here, for once, was a product of man’s brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others.  Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle” – Elizabeth West

“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race” – H.G. Wells

“The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles.  A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom.  The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard” – Sloan Wilson


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