Spokes(Wo)Man

Scared of traffic ? No bike infrastructure ? Too Far ? Helmet hair ?

 

Fuck it, ride anyway

Well, this looks like Hell on Earth : )

As an Aussie hemmed in by countless State and Federal laws designed to keep us safe, under much the same philosophy as this woman...

I find this "chaotic" scene of personal liberty simultaneously soothing and exciting.

Exciting because I WANT TO GO TO THERE ! I want to cycle freely in a society that trusts citizens to not make a huge fuss about bikes, and to just get on with their lives.

Soothing because it was like a ballet of personal space and interactions without confrontation. No-one brakes abruptly, no-one crashes, veers off, is shouted at - there's no plethora of painted signs and road markings.

Oh dear god, to be treated like an adult in one's own country... bliss.