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When is too many High Lines too much?

When is too many High Lines too much?

Alan DaviesMay 25, 20162 Comments

Utopia's Rhonda would love the idea of turning Melbourne's Chandler Hwy bridge into a "High Line", but its key role for cyclists and pedestrians should be paramount

Why was cycling for transport slow to get moving?

Why was cycling for transport slow to get moving?

Alan DaviesMay 17, 20161 Comment

Cycling as a means of transport was largely ignored by policy-makers in Australian cities until relatively recently but the work of early activists like the late Alan Parker was crucial

Is it time our cities got Cycle Superhighways?

Is it time our cities got Cycle Superhighways?

Alan DaviesMay 11, 20168 Comments

The new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is promising to follow in the tracks of Boris Johnson and build more Cycle Superhighways. It's time we did too

What's the cost of cycling vs driving?

What's the cost of cycling vs driving?

Alan DaviesMay 10, 20165 Comments

The social costs of cycling are much lower than those of driving but according to a recent Danish study it's not because of reduced pollution or emissions

Do dark tinted car windows look cool to cyclists?

Do dark tinted car windows look cool to cyclists?

Alan DaviesMay 3, 20161 Comment

The bicycle is already a serious mode of urban travel but riders are vulnerable in traffic - the fashion for very dark tinting of car windows threatens the potential of cycling

How important is cycling in Australian cities?

How important is cycling in Australian cities?

Alan DaviesApr 11, 20164 Comments

New data shows cycling is already much more important than policy-makers recognise. More trips are made by bicycle on a weekday in Melbourne than are made by either tram or bus

How safe is cycling on roads in Australian cities?

How safe is cycling on roads in Australian cities?

Alan DaviesApr 4, 20163 Comments

Cycling on roads in large cities like Melbourne is much more likely to get you killed than driving, but the risk is still extremely low and the individual and social benefits are high

Are bingles an inconvenience for cyclists or deadly serious?

Are bingles an inconvenience for cyclists or deadly serious?

Alan DaviesMar 14, 201623 Comments

What's a mere bingle for a motorist is usually a painful injury for a cyclist and often much worse. Policy needs to recognise that for cyclists bingles aren't a minor annoyance; they can be deadly

Is NSW's one-metre cycling law a good idea?

Is NSW's one-metre cycling law a good idea?

Alan DaviesFeb 15, 201623 Comments

NSW's new law requiring motorists to leave a minimum distance when overtaking cyclists is a welcome initiative but it's only the first step in much-needed change to protect vulnerable road users

Is cycling on roads getting safer or more dangerous?

Is cycling on roads getting safer or more dangerous?

Alan DaviesFeb 4, 2016

The probability of getting killed while cycling on the road in Australia is declining in "real" terms. However progress with serious injuries doesn't seem to be as positive