Road maggots

Road maggot wants cars to slow down

It seems that some road maggots aren?t satisfied with the cycle lanes they never use. Now one of them is demanding that we all slow down for them. Quote.

Quote:A man who was injured after he was knocked off his bike at a busy Auckland intersection has hit out at what called a culture of “maiming and killing” on New Zealand’s roads.

Speaking to the Herald after a full list of roads and streets which could see lower speed limits introduced was released by Auckland Council yesterday, Bruce Jarvis says he’s lucky to be alive following the Auckland Anniversary Day crash – and things could have turned out differently if the car had been going any faster.

Jarvis, who lives in Grey Lynn, was run over as he cycled through the intersection of Great North Rd and the State Highway 16 Northwestern Motorway off-ramp on the morning of January 28.

[?] The car was travelling under the 50km/h speed limit as the driver approached the intersection coming off SH16 and merged onto Great North Rd when she hit Jarvis.End of quote.

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Simon says bike lanes good for retailers. Yeah, for some ….

Pierre and Marie Curie with their bicycles.

Simon Wilson: Karangahape Rd is Auckland’s best road for bike lanes so why are retailers scared of them?

Bike lanes will bring a host of new opportunities to Karangahape Rd, but still there are retailers who don’t get it. So now we need a new “bright minds” organisation to help the mayor and Auckland Transport get good work done well.

Translation: We need some propagandist outfit to teach these uppity retailers of the errors of their ways.

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Road Maggots Call Disaster As AT Proposes Massive Cycling Cuts

A proposal to slash this year’s budget for cycling projects in Auckland from $65 million to about $6.5 million over the next two years is a disaster for the city, says youth group Generation Zero.

Disaster? This is great news if true. Far less money for cycle lanes road maggots never use anyway.

[…]”This would be a disaster for T?maki Makaurau and an abandonment of a successful programme to increase the number of people on bikes, increase safety, and reduce congestion.” says Generation Zero Auckland Director Leroy Beckett.

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Road Maggots destroy business, but they won’t care as they cycle along in their cloud of smug

Cycle lanes are all the rage and councils are ripping up roads motorists paid for and creating cycle lanes for road maggots so they can feel smug.

There is a cost to that, and people are beginning to find out.

After 27 years of running Chappies Dairy in Wellington,?owners Sandy and Ken Patel are shutting up shop due to declining business they say is partly due to?the controversial Island Bay cycleway.

A lack of short-term parking outside their shop on The Parade in Island Bay has proved to be the?”nail in the coffin” for their business, they say. ? Read more »

Yeah, because violence and vandalism is ok if you are a road maggot

To anyone else this looks like an incident of road rage, vandalism and violence…but because it was a chick on a bike it is ok?

A female cyclist exacted her revenge on a catcaller in a van who pestered her at a junction by chasing after him and ripping off his wing mirror.

The incident in central London was caught by a GoPro camera attached to the helmet of a nearby moped rider.

As the trio of vehicles all stop at a red light on a junction with Tottenham Court Road, one of the men inside the van can be heard asking: ‘Alright, want my number?’ ? Read more »


Road Maggots putting Kiwi at risk

Not content with holding up traffic, now road maggots are putting Kiwi at risk.

Some mountain bikers have been issued written Department of Conservation warnings for illegally cutting a trail through a pristine forest on Tauranga’s doorstep.

The track was discovered by volunteers helping to reintroduce kiwi and kokako into the Otanewainuku Forest.

Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust chairman Hans Pendergrast said the volunteers were checking predator bait lines when they discovered the freshly cut track alongside No 2 Rd. “They were dismayed,” he said.

The trust contacted DOC staff who discovered that kilometres of track had been cut through the forest, branching off from the popular walking track to the summit and Whataroa Falls.

It was known that mountain bikers had been using the main track despite a sign at the entrance indicating bikes were prohibited.

“I am really pleased that DOC has taken a firm stand on the cutting of cycle trails through the forest,” Mr Pendergrast said.

Even although there was only a slight chance riders would have hit a kiwi, he said he supported keeping cyclists out of the forest during this phase of the recovery, particularly when toxic baits were being laid.

“We need another 10 years at least for all the kiwi and kokako programmes to become a lot more established.”

DOC senior ranger for bio-diversity Brad Angus said staff made contact with some mountain bikers and made it clear that they were not allowed to cycle in the forest.

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Council commits $11M so road maggots can enjoy the ladies of the night too


Auckland Council sure knows how to blow millions and for so few people as well.

Auckland Transport and Auckland Council today revealed plans for proposed changes to Karangahape Rd and are inviting feedback from the public.

The proposal includes a protected cycleway on both sides of the road. It will span the length of the road and part of Upper Queen St.

Other plans include improvements for pedestrians, peak-hour bus lanes, bus-stop relocations, changes to parking, upgraded street lighting, street furniture, cycle parking, opportunities for outdoor dining and street activities and rain gardens, trees and landscaping. ?? Read more »

Clarkson on Road Maggots

Jeremy Clarkson discusses road maggots.

LAST weekend, while driving through the Cotswolds, I found myself stuck behind two cyclists who were riding alongside one another.

Of course they were.

Elevated these days to godlike status by modern environmental thinking, cyclists are propelled from place to place on a wave of self-righteousness and a pious belief that they?re the new knights of the road.

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Roskill Bikeways steal car parks


Stated as being a boost for ?Cycling and Walking? the Puketapapa Local Board and Auckland Transport are seeming to wage war against people needing to park near Mt Roskill Grammar School. It might look flash on paper but this routing manages to fail in several ways.

First, cyclists do not travel down Somerset Rd, they travel down Denbigh Ave and on the closed road running between the schools. There is no reason to go down Somerset. ?? Read more »

Watch out eastern Wellington, the Hippycrites are coming to steal your roads too

The Hippycrites are coming for more roads in Wellington.

Plans are afoot for a $6 million cycling upgrade in Wellington’s eastern suburbs, with city councillors saying they want to avoid repeating?the conflict that marred the Island Bay cycleway.

Wellington City Council is proposing to develop safe-cycling “corridors” between Seatoun, Miramar and the central city.

Exactly which roads the new cycle?lanes will run along is still up for debate. But?the main streets?of Miramar, Seatoun, Strathmore Park, Maupuia,?Kilbirnie and?Hataitai will likely feature in the discussion.

From early April, a website will be up and running that outlines the broad areas where cycling enhancements are proposed. The public will be able to provide feedback and make its own suggestions. ? Read more »