victor wrote:What I find really depressing sometimes is the increasingly common thought that Australia is unlikely to ever become a cycling-tolerant nation in my lifetime , and that the only way I'll ever escape this weekly prejudice and hatred is to uproot and move overseas.
By the way, thanks for the above link, Canuck. I know I whinge occasionally, but reading stories like that one tends to put things back in perspective.
Personally i have found Canberra, very cycling tolerant, have visited for 6 of the last 7 Canberra festivals. The infrastructure is great, bike racks on buses, patient traffic and 3 dedicated mountain biking parks. I have even felt totally safe on northbourne ave and federal highway
Might i suggest taking a trip there? Plenty of on road and off road riding for all skill levels, including the 4 mountains. "Lycra diaries" do publish some stories on facebook from the weekend canberra times, but nothing scary. Maybe read the weekend cycling stories in the canberra times?
Would happily move to canberra