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Bikers and cars don’t mix

May 20 2019

How a mountain biker or skateboarder hasn’t been killed on Brecon Street coming down from Skyline is beyond me.

Everyday there are people on bikes and skateboards taking their life in their hands doing wheelies and and whizzing past at breakneck speed and often straight down the steps What’s worse is frequently without helmets. This is crazy stuff with the amount of traffic and pedestrians in the area.

Come on people, knock some sense into yourselves - you are endangering yourselves and if you want to kill yourself go for it, but you will impact others who have to live with the result. Pull your heads in.

Anonymous

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  • P

    Sorry, but what else would you expect when you put a downhill mtb park in the middle of town and offer next to nothing in the form of bike lanes, bike paths or secure bike storage in town? Yes they may be acting dangerously, but did you expect people to fly down a mountain at mind numbing speed risking life and limb with adrenaline levels through through the roof, and get off their bikes and walk home from the base car park? I think its someone in the town planning dept that needs to pull their head in, and stop blaming visitors for doing the things they were enticed to come here for.

    If you want a real sense of bikes and cars not mixing, try renting a bike and riding out to 7 Mile bike park, and have a real fear for your life after battling the road with cars, trucks, busses and motor homes with zero accomodation for cyclists visiting either the bike park or commuting from the Sunshine Bay area.

    But no let's blame the people that have travelled from around the world because they were told how amazing the biking is here. Don't tell them to come here to ride bikes, and be shitty when they show up to ride bikes.

    Posted 23/05/2019 1:26pm (4 months ago)

  • Rich

    P, you triggered much? That's the finest example of whataboutery I've seen for quite a while.

    Posted 23/05/2019 11:37pm (4 months ago)

  • P*** Off

    It might well be beneficial for those who ride bikes to remember that NZ law requires them to wear helmets,obey the road rules and be considerate of others especially those walking on footpaths. That while the NZ Police in Queenstown appear to have a relaxed attitude to enforcing these laws (I have seen them drive past while bikers are racing around with out helmets)
    P might do well to remember that when bikers who enjoy doing wheelies and and whizzing past at breakneck speed and often straight down the steps without due consideration for others.That as a result they have to be carted of to the medical center or hospital and put their scrapped skinned hands hands out for ACC ,its the New Zealander Taxpayer who foots the bill.

    Posted 24/05/2019 11:18am (4 months ago)