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Cyclists do not have the same rights as motorists on roads

Sydney Morning Herald, 11 November 2009

I have always respected cycling as a healthy means of exercising and socialising with others. In fact in my earlier years, I too, enjoyed cycling as a way of relaxing and exercising. As a former roads minister, however, I thought cycling needed to be done in the appropriate context and venue for the safety of all who use the roads. For these reasons, I endeavoured, perhaps more than any other roads minister, to provide safe cycle w