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Opposition mounts to government’s bike laws

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS The Greens have said the narrow defeat of a disallowance motion on Tuesday in NSW Parliament shows that contempt for the government’s new bike laws are widespread. The laws, which include steep hikes in fines for cyclists, as well as a proposal to make carrying identification mandatory for riders, has angered cycling […]

Chain reaction: new bike laws increase hostility

BY ANDREW BARCLAY New laws for cyclists have had little effect on dangerous behaviour and have increased hostility between riders and drivers, according to a cyclists group. Stephen Wilks, a recreational cyclist from NSW, said the new laws have further flared tensions and reversed recent improvements to “drive a divide” between drivers and riders. He said the new laws perpetuated the perception that cyclists don’t belong […]