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VIC Federal support for PTW: at last

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' at netrider.net.au started by Heli, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Scooter solution to woes



    I have less than no time for Albanese, but this could be a game changer when dealing with the TAC and VicPol with their ingrained anti PTW mindset :cool:
     
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  2. Thank you HUN for the very excellent headline!

    Anyone land a copy of the report?
     
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  3. Bloody herald sun website is useless they only now provide the first paragraph
     
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  4. Even made it onto ABC news radio as a short grab. Not bad. (y)
     
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  5. Trick is to Google 'Herald Sun' followed by the article headline, you'll then see the full article. But I did copy and quote it to save you the trouble in the OP.... ;)
     
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  6. Downloadable reports here: lots of data on bicycle use (of course!) but wading through to find what they actually say about PTWs.
     
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  7. This, with the filtering trial in Sydney, is another step in the right direction.
     
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  8. It was in the Fin Review as well (also behind a paywall so no link) page 5 or something. Synopsis was that we need solutions such as scooters and motorcycles for cities. Had a pic of a scooter rider. Pretty positive
     
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  9. Well, I thought it would be a few years before I saw such an openly motorcyle friendly section in a transport policy type document, but here is an official government report that on pages 81 - 83 gives a positive account of the history of motorcycling in Australia. There isn't one negative aspersion tarring all riders with the same brush AND there's even a non disparaging mention of filtering / splitting. Awesome. Whomever the contributing author was gets my thanks!

    This graph says volumes:
    Motorcycles on the road 1900 onwards.
     
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  10. The most puzzling but pleasing thing here is that Albanese appears to have cherry-picked PTWs out of the report for comment. Of course there are other aspects to be mentioned but it almost appears to be a considered strategy, with some media support.
    Has someone connected just got their license?
     
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  11. #11 tony749, Dec 4, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2012
    A couple of federal MPs ride bikes.
     
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  12. Shaun Lennard - AMC chairman has been chipping away at the pollies for years... this relationship building and the annual pollie ride may actually be starting to bear fruit.
     
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  13. The narrative associated with the graph (in two parts 'cos of The System rejecting a large quote ;) ):

     
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  14. Part the Second:

     
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  15. any idea what caused that dip in the 50's and 60's Rob?

    EDIT: don't worry... says it was the depression.
     
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  16. Umm... depression? in 50's and 60's? That doesn't seem right to me.
     
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  17. Depression? Australia was in growth frim the end of the great depression to the early 70s IIRC. I would hazard a guess that the steady decline between 1952 and 1967 was due more the the increasing availablity of affordable cars replacing motorcycles as transport. A decline arrested by the arrival of cheap Japanese bikes?
     
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  18. G'day Minglis :) Long time no talk.

    Article says the following:
     
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  19. So consider yourself corrected :)
     
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  20. Thanks Rob, that's what I thought.
     
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