Why The Bicycle Path?
It’s meant to be a metaphor for our collective journey back to cycling as an important and appropriate transport medium. It could also have been called the path of least resistance as I think cycling should be the first choice for commuting – and probably would be if it were obviously safe. As it is, it is cheap, easy, and appropriate for the flat terrain of Australian cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Gold Coast, Brisbane and others – so the last step, for me, is infrastructure.
Hopefully the current interest in cycling will leave a lasting legacy on the Australian transport landscape. Lifestyle and life, they say, is defined by the things we do while in transit toward the milestones of our lives. Cycling has been important to me in many areas of my life but rarely front and centre, but always fun and rewarding.