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Is questioning the bicycle helmet law being ‘contrary’?

Media Watch’s Paul Barry characterised Radio National’s questioning of the mandatory bicycle helmet law as “all about being contrary”. ‘Contrary’ is a heavily loaded term and should be used with care

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Is promoting health and fitness a winning strategy for cycling?

Emphasising the exercise and health benefits is a good way to promote cycling in the short term but it might make it harder to win serious mode share in Australian cities in the long run

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Which cities in the world are the most “bicycle-friendly”?

Ho hum. Another week, another list of the “world’s best cities”, this time ranked on bicycle-friendliness. The problem with the fashion for rankings is most times the lists just aren’t reliable

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Should cycling on footpaths be made legal?

The Barnett Government is reportedly moving to make cycling on footpaths in WA legal for cyclists of all ages. As usual, there are good arguments both for and against such a move

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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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