1. Great vid, recommend. And the obvious question for the childishly competitive Shatner is why didn’t he just get a bike too, instead of knobling Nimoy’s?

  2. As an aside, here’s Barack Obama’s presidential statement on Nimoy’s death: http://www.vox.com/2015/2/27/8123271/obama-i-loved-spock

    “Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy. Leonard was a lifelong lover of the arts and humanities, a supporter of the sciences, generous with his talent and his time. And of course, Leonard was Spock. Cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed, the center of Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity’s future.

    I loved Spock.

    In 2007, I had the chance to meet Leonard in person. It was only logical to greet him with the Vulcan salute, the universal sign for “Live long and prosper.” And after 83 years on this planet – and on his visits to many others – it’s clear Leonard Nimoy did just that. Michelle and I join his family, friends, and countless fans who miss him so dearly today.”

    I don’t agree with everything that Obama’s administration has done, but the man himself impresses me with his thoughtfulness and humanism.

    1. Under that link then on link Spock’s greatest qualities is a few choices well worth viewing clips of all of them. From the movie with Spock’s dying scene where he saves the ship. “Needs of the Many Outweigh Needs of The Few”. Could say that about.higher pedestrian counts than cars why not shut down cars? Buses with lots of people held up behind cars with fewer people, seperated cycling with a proven high.mode share vs needs of parked cars. Do these examples follow this?

      1. Yes Stephen, the needs of the many outweigh the need of the few.

        However, for Transport planners, the “many” and the “few” are defined by them as: “cars”, for the “many” part and buses for the “few” part or in some extreme cases “drivers” for the many and “non-drivers” for the few.

        So when you look at it that way, from the Transport planners (very narrow) definition, their responses to giving privilege to “drivers” all the time over everything else, is to them a perfectly logical responses and quite fair to the majority.
        And thats why they take extreme umbrage when you suggest they are doing otherwise.

        Of course, if you redefine the many and few as simply “people” instead of impersonal things like cars/buses or drivers/non drivers, then the equation and spotlight shifts back to the real situation.
        Which is prioritising the moving of “people” over “things” is what makes a city, a city, and more to the point, what makes a city one worth living in.

  3. Definitely a legend. Obviously these guys had a bit of fun behind the scenes. Hard case getting the car towed when it had the bike inside, then the dogs. Getting to lunch first quite important.

  4. Also on cycling. On Stancombe Rd about 300m east of Chapel Rd in Flat Bush is a playground/ carpark etc within Barry Curtis Park. A super wide 3m plus asphalt path, very flat about a 2km circuit, plus some off shoots. Great for kids cycling, scooters, walking, running etc. Great for kids with training wheels or with training wheels off. Everyone pretty understanding about kids going all over the place.

  5. Great news Jolisa of The Jungle joins Cycle Action Auckland. Stay tuned. Saving priceless historic trees, now saving cyclists. Go hard Jolisa think we can do better than 1% when No1 55%. I want my kids to cycle to school. In fact I want to cycle more myself. “Pedal Power’ to sustainability. Keep up the fantastic work.

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