AN ONLINE story sparked continued debate about how cyclists and motorists should share the road in the Royal National Park.
A cyclist who says he is often abused by drivers in the park wrote to the Leader's website this week and said he was proud to watch a group of cyclists stop after noticing a car that had flipped over in the park.
The man said cyclists noticed a car about 30 metres down an embankment as they rode down from Waterfall early on Saturday morning.
"Guess what . . . every cyclist who saw it stopped, left their bikes at the road and walked down to the vehicle to ensure no one required assistance," he said.
"A proud moment of community spirit and a good opportunity to thank motorists who politely respect all road users."
One online reader said Sutherland Shire Council needed to do more to ensure cyclists and motorists shared the road safely.
"If we had a bike lane network which covered the busier routes by cyclists rather such as the Royal National Park than the current system which is in dribs and drabs, all stakeholders would be happier and more importantly, safer," posted Andrew Castle.
A council spokeswoman said primary roads through the Royal National Park, including Farnell Avenue, Sir Bertram Stephens Drive, Lady Wakehurst Drive and Mackell Avenue, were the responsibility of Roads and Maritime Services.
The council recently upgraded roads it was responsible for and provided bike lanes in both directions on sections of Bundeena Drive and Maianbar Road.
"Council supports the installation of cycling lanes wherever possible to provide safe riding conditions for cyclists," the spokeswoman said.
Sutherland police said the incident cyclists stopped for involved a Waterfall man who rolled on a sharp corner on Friday night.
The driver walked home and went to hospital shortly afterwards where a blood sample was taken.
Police said they again urged people to slow down in the park. They are investigating the incident.
Do drivers and cyclists show enough respect for each other in the Royal National Park?