(Photos: Chapel Street, South Yarra)
Bells, bicycles & BIKE-SHARE!
Q. Why has the latter flopped in Melbourne?
...in a nutshell...
A. Bicycle helmet law!
Ignore shrill protestations trotted out by car clubs & bicycle clubs!!! - this is the reason...
...& Australians are not happy!
This Saturday 30th July 2011, 'Punk Commuters' are taking to the Melbourne streets to peacefully protest about our crippling helmet regulation.
Starting at Federation Square (12:30pm sharp), the bicycle plan is to cycle in a peaceful 'protesterly' manner along most of Swanston Street, along the Bourke Street Mall & then up the rest of Bourke Street to Parliament House and the Treasury Building.
There'll be megaphones & speeches, & of course there'll be plenty of 'ringing of bells' peacefully.
Finally the Bike-share bikes are going to get the love they deserve ♥ ♥ ♥
...& needless to mention, everyone will decide their hat-wear options!
Our democracy, our rules - let's get Australian politicians to 'once-again' recognise cyclists' right to choose whether we helmet or not!!
...& let's give Melbourne Bike-Share a chance!
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