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February 8, 2023

Lament for power-assisted pedal cycles

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I lament the passing of petrol-powered pedal cycles (NSW legislation effective 1 October).

I have ridden such a bike for nine years to my great satisfaction. I have found it to be economic to operate, environmentally smart, parking friendly and aesthetically satisfying.

This mode of transport is additionally an olfactory and auditory delight.

I lament more profoundly the mentality of the people in high places who changed this legislation for scaremongering reasons that do not stand inspection.

One has to suspect a commercially driven political agenda.

Derek Spice,  Mullumbimby

 

 

1984 CSD… Mullum ……2484..   Tel 0418 668414


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