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Is it true high visibility clothing doesn’t help cyclists?

There’s an emerging meme that high visibility clothing doesn’t make cycling safer. In some circumstances that’s probably true but in most situations being easily seen still makes good sense

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Is the risk of getting killed while cycling on roads increasing?

Cycling on roads is riskier than travelling in a vehicle, but claims that cyclists are at increasing risk of being fatally injured are unconvincing. It seems more likely cycling is getting less risky

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Why do bike share schemes reduce injuries for all cyclists?

New research suggests bike share schemes lead to a dramatic and rapid fall in injuries for all cyclists, not just bike share riders. Is it due to the “safety in numbers” effect or something else?

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Should bicycle mirrors be mandatory?

There’s anecdotal evidence that using a mirror while cycling improves safety. It seems logical. So like bells and lights, does it follow that mirrors should be mandatory when cycling on roads?

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Bike Share: What we’ve learnt from the Australian experience

Guest writer Elliot Fishman explains the reasons for Australia’s lower than expected take up of bike share. He says it may be possible for cities with helmet laws to run a successful scheme

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Should repealing the bicycle helmet law be a priority?

Repeal of Australia’s bicycle helmet law is a key demand of many cycling advocates. But the likely gains are dwarfed by those from better cycling infrastructure and regulation of drivers

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Cycling: is the Safety in Numbers effect all about the numbers?

There are various explanations for why the Safety in Numbers effect seems to work. New research with important policy implications suggests it’s really about rider density, not numbers

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Which road users are most likely to end up in hospital?

Much of the public discussion around road safety is concerned with the number of deaths, but we shouldn’t overlook the huge number of road-related injuries, some of them extremely serious

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Should cyclists need a licence to ride on public roads?

The NSW Roads Minister says he’s “increasingly persuaded” of the need to look at licenses for cyclists to reduce serious casualties. But it’s unlikely it would do anything to make cycling safer

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Can cyclists live with traffic “bingles”?

The use of roads in our cities is premised on the inevitability and relative harmlessness of “bingles” between vehicles. Trouble is, for a cyclist, a mere “bingle” can mean death or very serious injury

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