Keeping on riding

Credit: Dutch Cycling Embassy

“My bike is my liberator. My regular route takes me past Delft, in the direction of my hometown Rotterdam. It’s wonderful to sit there by the Maas and let your youth pass you by.”

92-year-old Aad Verhoeff from Schipluiden still cycles 20 kilometers a day.

If only we could make our streets in Australia “Safe Streets” so that our older folk could sustain their health by getting regular exercise like this each day as they go about their normal activities.

We asked the question: Is 30km/h practical? in our last Newsletter and noted that a key UN resolution in August 2020 is that countries should:
“Focus on speed management, including the strengthening of law enforcement to prevent speeding and mandate a maximum road travel speed of 30 km/h in areas where vulnerable road users and vehicles mix in a frequent and planned manner …”

It would be a great start towards “Safe Streets” for ALL Australians if our State and Local authorities took notice of the UN Resolution.

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