Use It or Loose ItAugust 10, 2020
All around the world, the corona virus is having its evil way. Solutions everywhere are different, lockups, plead with the people, economy first and prioritize the health system. Amongst all that chaos and the huge burden on health care workers, cycling has stood out as a way to stay away from The Spray of others and a way to get healthy.
So everyone took to bicycles, bicycle shops sold out and parks filled with riders and walkers and runners. Then governments hit on The Popup Cycleway as a way to move people around and keep people healthy and win votes with all the new cyclists.
In Sydney there are now six cycleways around the city. They are mostly functional and the councils have installed counters on them to judge how popular they really are. Lets see where the cycleways are around Sydney town
The best thing to say about these cycleways is
USE THEM OR LOSE THEM
That applies to anyone. Find a way to incorporate them into your routes around town or your exercise rides or your trip to Centennial Park. There are very few riders in Sydney that haven’t complained about our lack of infrastructure. Now is your BEST chance to make these ones a success and encourage councils across Australia to put more in. Nothing more annoying to to a City Councillor than a empty bike lane and they always have a a group of noisy locals who want their car spots back.
Around The World
Vijay from Pedal and Tring Tring suggested this article on Indian Popups
Routes to Try
A simpler more scenic trail with three of the better popups.