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Should walking and cycling trails be like freeways?

Should walking and cycling trails be like freeways?

Alan DaviesApr 24, 20174 Comments

Melbourne's new Darebin-Yarra Link will be more like a freeway than a shared walking and cycling trail; it'll be hard - and unsafe - for nearby residents to get access to it

If it's not OK to walk it, why is it OK to cycle it?

If it's not OK to walk it, why is it OK to cycle it?

Alan DaviesApr 6, 201713 Comments

A simple but shocking image showing how infrastructure purportedly provided for the benefit of cyclists, expects them to ride in situations they feel are dangerous

Is a cycling "freeway" the way to go?

Alan DaviesApr 5, 201717 Comments

The schematic proposal for a veloway the Andrews government says it's going to build as part of the Western Distributor looks good but there's room for improvement

How dangerous is cycling?

How dangerous is cycling?

Alan DaviesMar 27, 201717 Comments

Statistically, cycling is much safer than prospective riders imagine, but it's what they imagine that matters; it still seems too dangerous to generate widespread uptake

Do motorways help make cycling safer?

Do motorways help make cycling safer?

Alan DaviesDec 13, 20163 Comments

Segregating bicycles from vehicles is universally recognised as a key safety practice; one way it's achieved in the Netherlands is by pushing through traffic on to motorways

Why do more cyclists on the road mean fewer riders die?

Why do more cyclists on the road mean fewer riders die?

Alan DaviesNov 7, 20162 Comments

More cyclists on the roads is associated with fewer fatal crashes. The safety in numbers effect might be part of the explanation but there are others that are arguably more important

Should cyclists and walkers be separated?

Should cyclists and walkers be separated?

Alan DaviesOct 12, 201610 Comments

Instead of cyclists and walkers sharing paths, Infrastructure Victoria reckons they should be separated. That'd be money well spent to avoid making enemies cycling doesn’t need

Is the bicycle helmet law such a big deal?

Is the bicycle helmet law such a big deal?

Alan DaviesOct 4, 201618 Comments

The mandatory helmet law isn't a first-order issue for cycling; the evidence that repeal would boost cycling significantly isn't convincing. The main game is infrastructure

Is cycling on roads getting safer?

Is cycling on roads getting safer?

Alan DaviesSep 28, 2016

The risk of riders dying on Australian roads is declining but there's still a lot to be done to make cycling safer; better infrastructure is at the top of the list

Do bicycle helmets work?

Do bicycle helmets work?

Alan DaviesSep 26, 201615 Comments

The bicycle helmet law in Australia is contentious, but it's time to call bullshit on those who reckon helmets are useless or, worse, supposedly increase the risk of injury

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