Over-dependency on cars remains
The buzz word today is climate change and so I thought we do our bit.
My wife and I agreed by giving up our second car (one less car on the road) and get about in our small car.
I purchased a bright mountain bike with a fluro orange helmet for visibility on the road.
Having worked in Accident and Emergency for many years, I chose to go the back road and stick to bike lanes.
One of those roads is Trafalgar Ave, Umina - nice and wide, not many cars.
So far I have avoided two side-on collisions on the roundabouts as drivers speed up to the roundabout refusing to slow down, to stop and look.
I also do letterbox drops and on any street, you will find three to four cars per household.
It used to be one to two, with kids borrowing the parent's cars.
And, yes, you get house shares with four cars.
Despite the worldwide cry to save our climate, the over-dependency on cars remain.
Email, 19 Apr 2019
Pat Brophy, Umina
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