This week after Warnie proved he can still find ways to make more of a goose of himself in the media, people are wondering why Australia is lightyears behind most European countries with regard to transport policy and cycling.
Back in the 70′s, the Netherlands’ transport policy was similar to many Australian cities today, especially Brisbane in Queensland where the car is king and traffic systems are geared for this at the expense of all other city users. So just how did the Dutch become one of the highest populations of cyclists in the world? What was the turning point? What do Australians need to do to drag their government transport polcies out of the 1970s and into the present day?