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Why don’t more train travellers ‘bike and ride’?

Bicycles are hardly used at all for cycling to the station in Austalia’s major cities; one reason is lack of secure bicycle storage at rail stations but it’s only one of a number of constraints

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How big was cycling in Australia in the past?

Cycling in Australia was much bigger historically – 10% mode share during WW2 – than it is now, but it’s never come anywhere near the past and present popularity of cycling in the Netherlands

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What to do about cyclists getting doored?

The tragic death last week of a cyclist on Melbourne’s Sydney Rd highlights the need to make cycling on streets safer. One possible action is to give cyclists greater rights on some roads

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Are bicycle freeways the way cycling should be headed?

Glamorous proposals for dedicated cycling infrastructure seem to be all the go but they’re not the best way forward. Lots of dull and boring – but safe – bike paths are mostly what’s needed

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How far can cycling go in Australian cities?

Is there any reason why cycling couldn’t be as popular in Sydney or Brisbane as it is in Amsterdam? Is it just a matter of providing infrastructure and supportive regulatory policies?

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Is it time to wave goodbye to Melbourne Bike Share?

The new Victorian government has to decide what to do about the lacklustre performance of Melbourne Bicycle Share. One possible action could be to exempt it from the mandatory helmet law

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Cycling: how do Australian cities compare with Paris?

They’re considerably less dense and lack decent bike share, but the inner parts of Australia’s major capitals have surprisingly high cycling mode shares approaching the level of central Paris

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Should the UK make bicycle helmets compulsory?

Australia is well known for its compulsory all-age bicycle helmet law. However there’s public pressure in other countries, like the UK, to follow our example and make helmets mandatory

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Would a cable car help Sydney’s cyclists and pedestrians?

The Sydney Business Chamber’s proposal for a cable car is supposed to address congestion on Pyrmont Bridge. But a new pedestrian bridge seems like a simpler solution to that problem

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Would a Veloway be a smart way to advance cycling?

A proposed elevated bicycle “freeway” in Melbourne’s CBD would separate cyclists from traffic, but it’s not necessary and the implicit philosophy could undermine the legitimacy of cycling

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