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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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The “20 minute neighbourhood”: does it make sense?

The idea that every home should have local services and facilities within a 20 minute walk, cycle or public transport trip seems a no-brainer. But is it a worthwhile and realistic goal, or a dream?

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Bike share: when is enough…enough?

Despite its poor performance, the Victorian Government says it’s looking at expanding Melbourne Bike Share to the inner suburbs. Would it be throwing good money after bad?

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Cycling: it’s just not cricket, is it?

Another week, another attack on cyclists in the media; this time for riding in bunches, wearing lycra, and taking up space in coffee shops! There seems to be a deeper conflict of values in play here

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Is Canberra the worst city in Australia?

Poor Canberra. It’s the most planned city in the country yet it’s a byword for all the horrors of car-based 21st century cities. But is it as appalling as its detractors make out or are they out of touch?

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Was cyclist’s death just a freak accident?

Sadly, another cyclist was killed on the road over the weekend, this time in Brisbane. Police and the media say it was a tragic “freak accident”, but that looks like an auto-centric view of the roads

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Are cyclists “mere obstacles”? A rejoinder

A reader who attended court has criticised my story on the trial of truck driver Luke Stevens who was found not guilty of causing the death of cyclist Richard Pollett. Here’s her response

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Are bicycles a serious mode of transport in cities?

Futurist and designer Syd Mead managed to piss-off many of the world’s cyclists last week with his claim that “the bicycle is not, strictly defined, a transport device”. Is he right?

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An Avalanche of links for urbanists

Cool happenings in Paris; Give Way signs for pedestrians; Weird is good for Portland; the streetcar of the future; the largest building in the world; inequality; what makes a work of art seem dated; the economics of ‘slut-shaming’; the opportunity cost of streets; and more

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Why is bike share safer than regular cycling?

It’s not clear why serious injuries associated with bike share schemes are reported to be much lower than for regular cycling. However there are a number of possible explanations

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