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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, 201611 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, 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 it time our cities got Cycle Superhighways?

Is it time our cities got Cycle Superhighways?

Alan DaviesMay 11, 20168 Comments

The new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is promising to follow in the tracks of Boris Johnson and build more Cycle Superhighways. It's time we did too

How important is cycling in Australian cities?

How important is cycling in Australian cities?

Alan DaviesApr 11, 20164 Comments

New data shows cycling is already much more important than policy-makers recognise. More trips are made by bicycle on a weekday in Melbourne than are made by either tram or bus

Is it just vehicles or are MAMILs killing themselves too?

Is it just vehicles or are MAMILs killing themselves too?

Alan DaviesSep 1, 201514 Comments

Cycling fatalities are declining in Australia in absolute terms and especially in "real" terms. But MAMILs beware; a new study finds almost a third of all deaths while cycling are from natural causes

Why is the number of cycling fatalities falling?

Why is the number of cycling fatalities falling?

Alan DaviesAug 10, 20156 Comments

Cycling is riskier than driving but contrary to popular wisdom the long term trend in the number of riders killed on Australian roads is downward (but not such good news for MAMILs)

Is questioning the bicycle helmet law being 'contrary'?

Is questioning the bicycle helmet law being 'contrary'?

Alan DaviesJun 24, 20154 Comments

Media Watch characterised Radio National's questioning of the mandatory bicycle helmet law as "all about being contrary". 'Contrary' is a heavily loaded term and should be used with care

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