Roland Parrotte a Board member of the Bicycle Transport Alliance has been campaigning for improved infrastructure in the City of Perth … a big ask it seems. I blogged on Roland’s efforts here. Â Well now the Guardian Express has picked up on what Roland is doing and run a story on his efforts.
Bicycle Transportation Alliance member Roland Parrotte rides a 52km round trip every day but avoids riding through the CBD due to â€œso many gapsâ€in the cycling infrastructure.
â€œFor example from the north, the shared paths just stops and you are competing with cars, or stuck behind a bus breathing in exhaust fumes,â€ Mr Parrotte said.
He said 10 bikes with signs had been placed around the CBD as a statement that the significant St Georges Terrace road works did not include cycling infrastructure .
Separate cycle lanes allowed bikes to travel more efficiently and safely.
â€œLots of other capital cities have implemented dedicated cycle lanes. In Perth, we have I think two sections, and they don’t go anywhere â€“take a look at Murray Street cycle lane and no-one uses it as they don’t go anywhere,â€ he said.
He believes the City of Perth will continue to be car-dominated unless there are changes in attitudes to support cycling.
The full article can be found at the Guardian Express.
Well done to Roland on his efforts with this campaign and please consider supporting his efforts by commenting at the Guardian Express.