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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, 20169 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

Shouldn't every state have a one-metre cycling law?

Shouldn't every state have a one-metre cycling law?

Alan DaviesSep 19, 20165 Comments

The one-metre overtaking law sends the message that cycling matters, is here to stay, is going to get bigger, and motorists must adapt their behaviour and attitudes

Should bicycle lanes be abolished?

Should bicycle lanes be abolished?

Alan DaviesSep 8, 20164 Comments

On-road bicycle lanes are a necessary evil in Australian cities but they should be regarded as interim. There are much better ways of encouraging greater bicycle use

Shouldn't all cities have a

Shouldn't all cities have a "cycle superhighway" plan?

Alan DaviesAug 1, 20163 Comments

It might look like all political gain and no financial pain, but the WA Government's Cycling Network Plan is a valuable and important exercise that governments elsewhere should emulate as soon as possible

Can cyclists travel happily with pedestrians?

Can cyclists travel happily with pedestrians?

Alan DaviesJul 13, 20165 Comments

Cyclists and pedestrians aren't the same; mixing them up in busy public places on the dubious grounds they're both "not cars" inevitably leads to conflict

Is the one-metre cycling law a sensible reform?

Is the one-metre cycling law a sensible reform?

Alan DaviesJun 20, 20168 Comments

There are doubts about whether the one-metre overtaking law increases safety for cyclists, but that's not the only rationale for the law; it has an important symbolic role in promoting cycling

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