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Should adult cyclists be permitted on footpaths?

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

What can we learn from oBike's demise?

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

Should cyclists and walkers be separated?

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

Should we demand more of heavy vehicle drivers?

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

Is the popularity of cycling on the wane?

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

How safe is cycling on city roads?

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

Can Melbourne be the new Amsterdam?

Can Melbourne be the new Amsterdam?

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

Are kids cycling a whole lot less?

Are kids cycling a whole lot less?

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

Are the politicians trying to con us on this one?

Are the politicians trying to con us on this one?

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

What are the prospects for dockless bike share in Australia?

What are the prospects for dockless bike share in Australia?

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