Sunday, June 19, 2016

Party Games 8/55 Australian Cyclists Party

With the Australian Cyclist Party we have another single issue party. Their cause de jour, improving cycling access. They want better standards for bike lanes, a review of mandatory helmet laws with the aim of making helmet use optional for adults, more bike trails built away from roads for recreational use, better education of cyclists and drivers, and a review of penalties for aggresive driving towards cyclists and motorbike riders (this last one definitely peaked my interest.)

Overall their ideas are pretty good, and I'd be happy to seem them implemented, but I wonder if they really needed to go to the effort of becoming a political party rather than an interest group advocating for the changes they want.

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