Monday, September 08, 2014

Australian radio host Eoin Cameron under fire for anti-cyclist comment

Breakfast radio host Eoin Cameron has copped a tongue lashing from Perth cyclists over a flippant remark he made on air last Friday morning.

The popular ABC presenter was discussing repairs to the Fremantle rail bridge when the conversation briefly turned to cyclists.

"I'm going to get a roo bar on my car to sort out the cyclists, they're proving to be a bit like mozzies in my area," he said.

Cameron appeared to regret his comment and immediately admitted it was "extremely naughty... I shouldn't have said it and I could bite my tongue off".

Perth cyclists then took aim at Cameron on social media to express their dismay, with a Facebook post by the Bicycle Transport Alliance shared more than 100 times.



Slinky said...


Anonymous said...

Cyclists think that they own the road.

Anonymous said...

Many in my area blow stop signs, stop lights, weave in traffic and then get upset when they get hit by cars during their many violations of the rules of the road for bicyclists.

Anonymous said...

There is no place for cyclists on modern roads.

Anonymous said...

What many of you are missing is context.
There have been a few incidents of car v bike violence (and some vice versa) around here lately and anything which might increase tensions is not really a good thing.
That said, I don't really think its a big deal.

Anonymous said...

There should be more designated cycle lanes or paths, like in Scandinavia and some other parts of Europe, then there would be fewer accidents and more road disipline. It would also lead to more cycle use, and thus better exercise for people and cleaner air and less gas consumption, as well as less congested roads.

Bird of Paradise said...

Cyclists should either learn to share the road with motorists and pedestrians or just stay home

terrence said...

Any and ALL separated bike lanes should be paid for ENTIRELY by the cyclists.

But then they DO THINK they own all roads, so this would make it official.