Monday, March 17, 2014

Critical Mass bike ride

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*** Critical Mass Global pushbike ride to celebrate cycling every month
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 Unsponsored and unaffiliated, Critical Mass is an awesome community in motion,
One that brings life back to the car dominated streets of our fabulous city.
Critical Mass is Pollution Free Traffic, ethical, and not life threatening to pedestrians.
Party on Wheels. Ride daily; celebrate monthly! Critical Mass.

When: Ride at 6pm, 1st Friday of every Month, (Rain, shine or dark)
Place: Meet at 5:30pm Civic Park, opposite Town Hall, King St, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

What:  A social ride around town and beaches for an hour or so. Not a race or fast.
Bring: Any type of pushbike, helmet and lights (it may be dark when you are going home).
Web : http://criticalmass.wikia.com/wiki/Newcastle_NSW

EVERYONE CONFUSED ABOUT BIKE PICTURES ON ROADS
Facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18181494080

Join the email list : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Critical_Mass_Newcastle.
Show your support for an awesome safer and faster integrated transport system for all (cars, walkers, buses/trains and pushbikes).

EVERYONE CONFUSED ABOUT BIKE PICTURES ON ROADS

2013 survey by BikeLoveCorral.blogspot.com:
Great scientific data concluded Over 90% of people wrongly believe they must ride on top of the bike pictures on Newcastle roads.  People were asked "By your current knowledge of the road rules, where must cyclists ride in this picture?".  Picture of Donald St., Facing West passed Beaumont St. (Parked cars, bike picture (in car door opening area) , solid edge line, traffic lane, dotted line, traffic lane).  Less than 10% of people said in traffic lanes/anywhere you want.  Over 90% said where the bike picture is.
EVERYONE CONFUSED ABOUT BIKE PICTURES ON ROADS