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How important is cycling in Australian cities?

How important is cycling in Australian cities?

Alan DaviesApr 11, 20164 Comments

New data shows cycling is already much more important than policy-makers recognise. More trips are made by bicycle on a weekday in Melbourne than are made by either tram or bus

Is it just vehicles or are MAMILs killing themselves too?

Is it just vehicles or are MAMILs killing themselves too?

Alan DaviesSep 1, 201514 Comments

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

Why is the number of cycling fatalities falling?

Why is the number of cycling fatalities falling?

Alan DaviesAug 10, 20156 Comments

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)

Is questioning the bicycle helmet law being 'contrary'?

Is questioning the bicycle helmet law being 'contrary'?

Alan DaviesJun 24, 20154 Comments

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

Is promoting health and fitness a winning strategy for cycling?

Is promoting health and fitness a winning strategy for cycling?

Alan DaviesJun 17, 201514 Comments

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

Should cycling on footpaths be made legal?

Should cycling on footpaths be made legal?

Alan DaviesMay 5, 201520 Comments

The Barnett Government is reportedly moving to make cycling on footpaths in WA legal for cyclists of all ages. As usual, there are good arguments both for and against such a move

Are motorcycles the answer to urban traffic congestion?

Are motorcycles the answer to urban traffic congestion?

Alan DaviesMay 4, 201562 Comments

Imagine if the streets of inner city Australia teemed with small, quiet motorcycles, scooters and bicycles with only the occasional car or truck. Imagine if they looked more like Hanoi than LA

Why don't more train travellers 'bike and ride'?

Why don't more train travellers 'bike and ride'?

Alan DaviesApr 21, 201529 Comments

Bicycles are hardly used at all for cycling to the station in Austalia's major cities; one reason is lack of secure bicycle storage at rail stations but it's only one of a number of constraints

How big was cycling in Australia in the past?

How big was cycling in Australia in the past?

Alan DaviesMar 15, 201511 Comments

Cycling in Australia was much bigger historically - 10% mode share during WW2 - than it is now, but it's never come anywhere near the past and present popularity of cycling in the Netherlands

Are bicycle freeways the way cycling should be headed?

Are bicycle freeways the way cycling should be headed?

Alan DaviesFeb 12, 201511 Comments

Glamorous proposals for dedicated cycling infrastructure seem to be all the go but they're not the best way forward. Lots of dull and boring - but safe - bike paths are mostly what's needed