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Offline hadenough

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Re: Cars and petrol consupmtion
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2008, 09:32:31 am »
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Re: Cars and petrol consupmtion
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2008, 07:47:00 pm »
I currently live about 1km away from where I work, but still take the car in everyday cause its safer for me and my little girl than travelling with a bicycle - heard too many stories of people being mugged from their bicycles. I can't WAIT to go to a country where I can actually get some more use out of my bicycle.
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Re: Cars and petrol consupmtion
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2008, 07:47:00 pm »

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Re: Cars and petrol consupmtion
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2008, 09:15:11 pm »
I'm 11 kms from work. The ride in (and out) is awesome. Us cyclists have our own dedicated cycle lane cordoned off - where cars are not allowed. There is even a 'cycling map' issued, showing you the dedicated cycling areas. My ride (to work) cuts through Hagley Park - so after a bit of a 'race' with the other riders, we get to the park, slow down and chat. Its amazing the people I have made friends with - doctors, lawyers, students, etc, that you would not have met (except in anger) doing the daily trip in the car. In the past four months I have clocked up 2000 kms on da fiets!!!!!

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http://www.ccc.govt.nz/cycling/

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Re: Cars and petrol consupmtion
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2008, 03:41:46 pm »
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Re: Cars and petrol consupmtion
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2008, 11:12:31 am »
Gotta try to get Jan to do that... but then... where to park his bike at work?  And the thing is... it's BIG uphill and downhills here. 
For me, the driving is mostly taking the kids to and from school. Don't live close enough for them to cycle to school, or we certainly would!
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Re: Cars and petrol consupmtion
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2008, 11:35:16 am »
Wow! The dedicated cycle lanes are awesome! Now I know for sure I'll be bringing my bicycle with!
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