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What are the prospects for dockless bike share in Australia?

What are the prospects for dockless bike share in Australia?

Alan DaviesJun 20, 20178 Comments

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

Alan DaviesMay 22, 20175 Comments

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

Should walking and cycling trails be like freeways?

Should walking and cycling trails be like freeways?

Alan DaviesApr 24, 20176 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

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

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, 201616 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

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, 20164 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