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Do dark tinted car windows look cool to cyclists?

Do dark tinted car windows look cool to cyclists?

Alan DaviesMay 3, 2016

The bicycle is already a serious mode of urban travel but riders are vulnerable in traffic - the fashion for very dark tinting of cars 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

Is cycling so successful in Amsterdam because it's as flat as a pancake?

Is cycling so successful in Amsterdam because it's as flat as a pancake?

Alan DaviesNov 24, 201517 Comments

Infrastructure is often cited as the explanation for Amsterdam's astonishingly high bicycle use. And so it is, but what gets overlooked is topography. Hilly cities can't do as well

Why have these cycling projects been forgotten?

Why have these cycling projects been forgotten?

Alan DaviesSep 30, 20156 Comments

Governments are good at promising more infrastructure but too often they're poor at delivery. Here are four cycling projects the Victorian Government appears to have dropped in a black hole

It's still ailing, so what next for Melbourne Bike Share?

It's still ailing, so what next for Melbourne Bike Share?

Alan DaviesSep 16, 201511 Comments

It's been going for five years but Melbourne Bike Share still struggles to generate much interest; it's time to look at other ways this valuable infrastructure could be used

Does cycling get preferential treatment compared to walking?

Does cycling get preferential treatment compared to walking?

Alan DaviesSep 8, 20155 Comments

There's an argument that cycling gets a disproportionate share of attention compared to other modes with much greater use like walking and public transport. But it's not really a puzzle.