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Is the popularity of cycling on the wane?

Is the popularity of cycling on the wane?

Alan Davies November 8, 2017 4 Comments

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

Can Melbourne be the new Amsterdam?

Can Melbourne be the new Amsterdam?

Alan Davies September 5, 2017 13 Comments

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?

Alan Davies August 30, 2017 1 Comment

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

What are the prospects for dockless bike share in Australia?

What are the prospects for dockless bike share in Australia?

Alan Davies June 20, 2017 8 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 Davies May 22, 2017 5 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 Davies April 24, 2017 6 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 Davies March 27, 2017 17 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 Davies October 4, 2016 18 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 Davies September 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 Davies September 26, 2016 16 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