Letter: Cyclists pay their way, yet still pay the price

MONDAY'S cartoon highlighting the absurdity of coal replacing prime food production areas was spot on.

Sunday's editorial choice of letter of the day, choosing an obscure view point from someone in Victoria, does nothing to improve the potential road rage against cyclists on Australia's roads.

Our family pays rego on two cars which we don't have to use on a daily basis because public transport and humble push bikes are efficient alternatives.

We save the car trips mostly for out-of-the-way places and for after hours, when the alternatives are less reliable or non-existent.

 

If I used the logic of anti-cyclist letter writer Hutchins, our family should almost be compensated for not driving daily despite paying full rego and council rates that go towards road maintenance.

If we, however, choose to hop on a bike instead we are condemned and accused of being little more than 'parasites' on the overall system? How so?

Anyone who believes that cyclists don't pay their way and should not share public roads is completely out of touch with reality.

GABRIELLE LUFT

Maleny

 

 


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