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Building a network of safe cycling routes in our major cities isn’t a post-pandemic ‘nice to have’; it’s a necessity. The immediate priority is putting it together very, very quickly

Is this the hour of the two-wheeler?

Building a network of safe cycling routes in our major cities isn’t a post-pandemic ‘nice to have’; it’s a necessity. The immediate priority is putting it together very, very quickly

The only surprising aspect of the Victorian government’s decision to terminate Melbourne Bike Share is that it took so long

Is ending Melbourne Bike Share the right decision?

The only surprising aspect of the Victorian government’s decision to terminate Melbourne Bike Share is that it took so long

Very few motorists are actively hostile toward cyclists, but many more don't see them as legitimate or equal road users. There's a role for government in helping to change negative attitudes

Why do (some) motorists think cyclists don't have a right to the roads?

Very few motorists are actively hostile toward cyclists, but many more don't see them as legitimate or equal road users. There's a role for government in helping to change negative attitudes

Although there’s never been a strong tradition of cycling in Australia's capitals like there is in many European cities, the availability of battery powered bicycles and scooters is potentially a game-changer

Could powered two-wheelers be a game-changer for urban travel?

Although there’s never been a strong tradition of cycling in Australia's capitals like there is in many European cities, the availability of battery powered bicycles and scooters is potentially a game-changer

Riders aren't glorified pedestrians; cycling is a mode of transport that belongs on dedicated on-road and off-road paths. The growing popularity of power-assisted bicycles makes cycling on footpaths by adults a doubtful proposition

Should adult cyclists be permitted on footpaths?

Riders aren't glorified pedestrians; cycling is a mode of transport that belongs on dedicated on-road and off-road paths. The growing popularity of power-assisted bicycles makes cycling on footpaths by adults a doubtful proposition

It promised a lot, but this month oBike walked away from Melbourne after just one year. The key problem was the same one faced by all forms of cycling in Australian cities

What can we learn from oBike's demise?

It promised a lot, but this month oBike walked away from Melbourne after just one year. The key problem was the same one faced by all forms of cycling in Australian cities

Conflict between cyclists and walkers on shared trails is a growing problem. The default should be separation, as recommended by Infrastructure Victoria

Should cyclists and walkers be separated?

Conflict between cyclists and walkers on shared trails is a growing problem. The default should be separation, as recommended by Infrastructure Victoria

It's time to consider if heavy vehicle driver licensing should require that applicants understand the risks they pose for others and are committed to protecting their welfare

Should we demand more of heavy vehicle drivers?

It's time to consider if heavy vehicle driver licensing should require that applicants understand the risks they pose for others and are committed to protecting their welfare

One interpretation of a recent survey of cycling is that riding is losing popularity in cities. Maybe, or perhaps the numbers fluctuate between surveys in ways that aren't a big worry

Is the popularity of cycling on the wane?

One interpretation of a recent survey of cycling is that riding is losing popularity in cities. Maybe, or perhaps the numbers fluctuate between surveys in ways that aren't a big worry

The likelihood of suffering a serious injury while cycling on urban roads is extremely low, but it seems our tolerance for risk is even lower

How safe is cycling on city roads?

The likelihood of suffering a serious injury while cycling on urban roads is extremely low, but it seems our tolerance for risk is even lower