Blond girl waiting for a bus


Perhaps this year I should rename my blog to the “Rumblings of a grumpy old man”. There are a lot of things that frustrate me at the moment.

Let’s take this photo of the blond girl waiting for a bus. The frustration and impatience on her face reflects that of many people. Transport in Sydney is rapidly deteriorating. It does not matter if you are traveling by bus or train. My weekly train ticket was today $2 more than last week. Was the train any faster, on time or less congested? NO! In fact, the government is telling us we should accept that the overcrowding on trains will increase from currently acceptable 4% to 17%. Lovely! I can see, especially during summer, all the people fainting due to lack of oxygen or too high temperatures in an overcrowded carriages.

Fuel crisis – a motorcycle future?


During seventies when the first major fuel crisis occurred many people switched their means of transport to motorcycles and scooters. They take far less fuel and are easier to park as they simply occupy less space. And in the city where most people travel to work by themselves it would make a perfect sense as opposite of bringing in your family sized sedan or 4WD (SUV).

With fuel prices setting new records now on weekly basis could this trend occur again? Well, if you look at this photograph of a long row of parked motorcycles you will know it has already started. Only few months ago you would see perhaps a third of these bikes in this particular location. more