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Time for government to act on crazy cocktail of bicycles and cars

For a while it was getting safer for cyclists on the roads but now there’s evidence riding is getting more dangerous again, says guest writer Jeremy Dore. Governments are responding much too slowly

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Did the Q&A panel get it right on cycling?

The idea promoted on Q&A last night that cyclists need to be physically separated from motorists at all times sounds sensible; but it could be a dangerous idea for urban cycling

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Is the “menace of urban cycling” all about sprawl?

The Australian weighed in to the “dooring” debate on Friday with an editorial titled The menace of urban cyclists. The paper says our sprawling cities mean cyclists can’t expect more from drivers

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What can be done to stop cyclists getting “doored”?

The dooring of another cyclist this week highlights the need to find a better solution to this growing problem. It’s time cyclists got the same priority in access to road space as motorists get

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Is it high time push bikes were registered?

Radio 3AW drive time host Tom Elliott reckons it’s “high time those who ride pushbikes pay a form of registration similar to that incurred by the owners of engine-powered vehicles”

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Should motorists have to wear helmets?

A common argument is that if cyclists are compelled by law to wear helmets, motorists should be too because they also suffer head injuries. But does that line of reasoning make sense?

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The helmet law and commuting in Sydney and Melbourne

A little more on the question of whether the helmet law deterred significant numbers of workers from commuting by bicycle. This time, some historical charts on cycling to work in capital cities

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Did the helmet law reduce commuting by bicycle?

Critics of the mandatory bicycle helmet law introduced in Australia in the early 1990s claim it significantly reduced cycling to work at the time. But did it? And if it did, was it such a big deal?

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Cycling: is the one metre overtaking rule good policy?

Qld’s new one metre overtaking rule has been welcomed by most cyclists but some reckon there’s no evidence it’ll reduce casualties. Is there still a case for changing the law?

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What are governments prepared to do to improve cycling?

Qld will trial a law next year requiring motorists to provide at least one metre clearance when overtaking cyclists. There’s a suite of other potential changes too, but the helmet law looks set to stay

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