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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 to a specific and limited situation

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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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Is cycling more dangerous than driving?

There’s a curiously persistent view that cycling on roads isn’t an especially dangerous activity. The best evidence however supports most rider’s intuition – cycling with traffic is bloody dangerous

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How can cycling win a bigger share of city travel?

It does best on work trips, but cycling has a tiny share of urban travel despite its many social and private benefits. Improving safety is the key way to increase cycling in Australia’s major cities

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What’s the best city in Australia for cycling?

The Guardian reckons Melbourne and Adelaide are Australia’s best cycling cities with Darwin and Sydney making a late surge. Is that right? Can we even define the “best” city for riding?

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