Magda Szubanski attacks cyclists on beach Road for wearing lycra to cafe’s and suggests to open car doors, ignorance only fuels angerSaturday, October 3rd, 2009
Magda Szubanski attacks cyclists on beach Road for being on the road, wearing lycra to cafe’s and suggests to open car doors in front of cyclists, ignorance only fuels anger towards cyclists.
What a shame that a person of such high media prominance goes off about cyclists getting off Beach Road when we should be encouraging people to cycle to stay fit and healthy. With our radio shock jocks spreading anti bike sediment, providing additional material for the public to consume against cyclists goes against the work from Bicycle Victoria and The Amy Gillett Foundation to promote bicycle awareness and safety.
This is very surprising behavior from Magda given she was on the receiving end of inappropriate comments about comparing her ability to lose weight to a concentration camp from a Melbourne Radio announcer called Kyle Sandilands.
I good friend of mine was intentionally run over by a motorist and barely escaped death with rehabilitation to walk again taking more than 4 months. With Melboune’s traffic congestion reaching an all time high, people should be encouraged to use the bike whether for recreational or transportation purposes.
When need to look at cities like Amsterdam and Copenhagen that have fantastic bicycle infrastructure and road user awareness that respects cyclists.