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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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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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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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Is managing transport in cities really a no-brainer?

Those popular comparisons of cars against sustainable modes look like a no-brainer. But most of them are highly misleading in the Australian context because they only apply in limited situations

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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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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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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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Is the potential of cycling for cities underestimated?

Cycling’s usually given a minor role in the future of our cities, but it has two big advantages. One is it’s a private mode of transport. The other is it’s low cost, both for travellers and tax payers

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