I saw this article in The Age today: Number of peak-hour cyclists soar It mentions the particularly bad day for cycling accidents yesterday, but the overall tone of the article is very positive. I don't know about you all, but I think that motorcycling could use this kind of press. Imagine if we had a day where 14 riders were knocked off their bikes in the city in one day. Do you think we'd be hearing about needing more motorcyclists on the road to give safety in numbers? Or how in countries with more riders, car drivers take more care around them because they might be a rider themselves? I'm not having a go at cyclists, being one myself when the mood takes me. I just think that we should be looking for this kind of action from the MRA (or whatever group). An annual census of riders in and out of the city would be a start. And somebody to stand up and say that our safety record (in Victoria) is actually getting better and better to counter the anti-bike hysteria coming from the TAC.