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Is cycling on roads getting safer or more dangerous?

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

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

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

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Why have these cycling projects been forgotten?

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

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

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

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Does cycling get preferential treatment compared to walking?

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.

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Is it just vehicles or are MAMILs killing themselves too?

Cycling fatalities are declining in Australia in absolute terms and especially in “real” terms. But MAMILs beware; a new study finds almost a third of all deaths while cycling are from natural causes

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Why is the number of cycling fatalities falling?

Cycling is riskier than driving but contrary to popular wisdom the long term trend in the number of riders killed on Australian roads is downward (but not such good news for MAMILs)

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Is cycling really declining in Australia?

Participation in cycling for recreation and transport is falling in Australia according to a national survey published last week. Fortunately, the news isn’t as bad as it sounds

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Is questioning the bicycle helmet law being ‘contrary’?

Media Watch 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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