March, 2018

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Should cyclists and walkers be separated?

, Mar 26, 2018

Conflict between cyclists and walkers on shared trails is a growing problem. The default should be separation, as recommended by Infrastructure Victoria
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Should we demand more of heavy vehicle drivers?

, Nov 14, 2017

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
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Is the popularity of cycling on the wane?

, Nov 08, 2017

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
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How safe is cycling on city roads?

, Sep 19, 2017

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
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Can Melbourne be the new Amsterdam?

, Sep 05, 2017

It’s an appealing meme, but the idea Australian cities could replicate the experience of Amsterdam if only they had the political will is harder than it might look
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Are kids cycling a whole lot less?

, Aug 30, 2017

A big drop in the number of children's bicycles imported into Australia last year doesn't mean large numbers of children are losing interest in cycling
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Are the politicians trying to con us on this one?

, Aug 10, 2017

If the "20-minute" city is defined by how many everyday services can be accessed by bicycle then we've already got it and the claims of Federal and State leaders look like a con
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What are the prospects for dockless bike share in Australia?

, Jun 20, 2017

Dockless bike share faces a much bigger challenge in Australia than in countries like China, especially given new entrant oBike has to make it work commercially
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A fantasy cycling map for inner Melbourne

, May 22, 2017

Here's master mapmaker Adam Mattinson's vision of what a high quality cycling network could look like in an Australian city. At present, unfortunately, it's sheer fantasy
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A Bicycle Boulevard for Melbourne?

, May 08, 2017

There's an opportunity for the Victorian Government to recognise the key role Yarra Boulevard plays in supporting cycling in Melbourne by giving more of it to riders
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How big are the public health benefits of riding to work?

, May 01, 2017

Those who cycle to work have better health prospects than those who commute by car or transit but it's unlikely all the public health benefits would scale up if a lot more of us cycled
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Should walking and cycling trails be like freeways?

, Apr 24, 2017

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

, Apr 06, 2017

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?

, Apr 05, 2017

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
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How dangerous is cycling?

, Mar 27, 2017

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
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Do motorways help make cycling safer?

, Dec 13, 2016

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

, Nov 07, 2016

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
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Should cyclists and walkers be separated?

, Oct 12, 2016

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
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Is the bicycle helmet law such a big deal?

, Oct 04, 2016

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
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Is cycling on roads getting safer?

, Sep 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