Topic archives: bicycle

Should cyclists and walkers be separated?

Should cyclists and walkers be separated?

March 26, 2018 25

Conflict between cyclists and walkers on shared trails is a growing problem. The default should be separation, as recommended by Infrastructure Victoria

Is the popularity of cycling on the wane?

Is the popularity of cycling on the wane?

November 8, 2017 5

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?

September 5, 2017 14

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

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

Should walking and cycling trails be like freeways?

Should walking and cycling trails be like freeways?

April 24, 2017 6

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?

March 27, 2017 17

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?

October 4, 2016 18

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?

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