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Sydney Road? You might as well get out and walk

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As a resident of the inner north who owns a bike, a car, numerous mykis and a sturdy pair of walking shoes, I use all the transport modes to get up and down Sydney Road, and I can say that none of them is perfect.

Fresh designs of a long-awaited Sydney Road overhaul have been released by VicRoads, but permanent and protected cycling lanes are still not guaranteed.Credit:VicRoads

The bike is the quickest, door-to-door, but the ghost of Albert Paulon, the Italian who was killed in a dooring incident in 2015, haunts every ride.

The tram lurches along at what Yarra Trams says is an average of 7km/h – you might as well get off and use the sturdy walking shoes, and I often do. As for the car, well, then you’re just traffic........

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