We can understand that climate has a lot to do with the timing of such an international event and that Australia is a big country spread across several climates and in the opposite season to the rest of the world.
However, without a co-ordinated single national or international event, the promotion just becomes watered down and ineffective.
What are we, anyway? Whimps that don’t ride because it’s cold and wet out there!
He says motorcycles and scooters also consume less resources per person per mile and take up less space on roads and in parking areas.
“Many people do not always appreciate the societally positive value of transportational riding, and some don’t know there are also a few hidden deleterious ramifications from having almost everyone default to private autos,” he says.
“Cars are wonderful machines, and we love them, but the reasons to ride, when one can, go beyond stuff like energy or carbon footprints.”
However, he says Ride To Work Day is not just about encouraging the wider adoption of transportational riding.
“It’s about increasing the understanding of — and tolerance for — those who choose this form of mobility, and about providing support and encouragement to those who like to ride in transportation-centric ways.”
The Ride to Work website includes forum areas, merchandise, information, and free promotional support materials.