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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 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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Should Freo go helmet-free?

Fremantle City Council is proposing cyclists over 18 years of age have the option of riding without a helmet within the municipality for a trial period of between two and five years. The proposed trial would apply to segregated cycle paths and streets with a speed limit of 50 km/h. (H/T Michael McPhail). The rationale for the [...]

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How come the Dutch got cycle paths and not us?

A key reason the Netherlands has the highest level of cycling for day-to-day transport in the world is its extensive network of high quality, safe bicycle paths. But it wasn’t always like that – the key message of this video (see exhibit) is that most of the bicycle network was built from the mid-1970s onward. [...]

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Should bicycle lanes be abolished?

Over on the Bicycle Victoria Forums there’s a thread on something called “vehicular cycling”. This term is new to me and probably to most readers too. As I read it, the key premise of vehicular cycling is that cyclists should “claim” the roads. Rather than being segregated in bicycle lanes that too often are narrow [...]

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