Well, my first thought was "Here we go again - more road space taken away from motorcycles", but then I read the details. Yes there are new cycle lanes in Sydney road through Brunswick and Coburg, but instead of grabbing the space between parked cars and tram lines, this time they are putting the lanes in the parking lane and proposing it be used only during clearway times. This I like. For once they are not simply trying to encourage even the most unconfident cyclists onto the busiest arterials. It appears to be intended to take experienced cyclists off the nearby Upfield path during commuting times. I would love to think that Vicroads actually considered the impact on powered two wheelers in making this decision, but maybe it was a fortuitous oversight. Perhaps someone can enlighten me? The accompanying new 40kmh limit may make motorcycling a bit tedious, but after all this is Sydney Road which never exceeds 30kmh at the best of times. At least we can admire ourselves in the shop windows... Whatever, this is the way forward IMHO.