I cycled to work today, which is not that much of an achievement, given its 4.5 km, but I still feel proud. A few observations:
- there are heaps more people cycling to work these days – I reckon twice as many as when I last cycled to work more than a year ago
- it’s still really annoying that you have to climb three flights of stairs to get on to the Harbour Bridge
- It’s quite ironic that the City of Sydney has cycle paths converging from all directions, but none at all in town, even though traffic moves not much faster than a bike through town
- It’s amazing how much pedestrians rely on their hearing, rather than looking, when deciding to cross a road
But I proved to myself that I can do it, that every bit of the journey works, and I fully intend to do it once a week – at least until the end of daylight saving.