Should we demand more of heavy vehicle drivers?

Should we demand more of heavy vehicle drivers?

November 14, 2017 8

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?

November 8, 2017 4

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?

September 19, 2017 7

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?

September 5, 2017 13

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?

August 30, 2017 1

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?

August 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

What are the prospects for dockless bike share in Australia?

What are the prospects for dockless bike share in Australia?

June 20, 2017 8

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

A fantasy cycling map for inner Melbourne

A fantasy cycling map for inner Melbourne

May 22, 2017 5

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

A Bicycle Boulevard for Melbourne?

A Bicycle Boulevard for Melbourne?

May 8, 2017 11

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

How big are the public health benefits of riding to work?

How big are the public health benefits of riding to work?

May 1, 2017 1

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