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Is it true high visibility clothing doesn’t help cyclists?

Is it true high visibility clothing doesn’t help cyclists?

There's an emerging meme that high visibility clothing doesn't make cycling safer. In some circumstances that's probably true but in most situations being easily seen still makes good sense

Time for government to act on crazy cocktail of bicycles and cars

Time for government to act on crazy cocktail of bicycles and cars

For a while it was getting safer for cyclists on the roads but now there's evidence riding is getting more dangerous again, says guest writer Jeremy Dore. Governments are responding much too slowly

Are bicycles a serious mode of transport in cities?

Are bicycles a serious mode of transport in cities?

Futurist and designer Syd Mead managed to piss-off many of the world’s cyclists last week with his claim that “the bicycle is not, strictly defined, a transport device”. Is he right?

Is it time bicycles were registered?

Is it time bicycles were registered?

A Parliamentary Committee in Qld is investigating the idea of registering bicycles. That's worrying because registration is bad for cycling and wouldn't significantly benefit other road users

Did mandatory helmets deter cycling in NSW?

Did mandatory helmets deter cycling in NSW?

Number of adult cyclists counted at the same 25 intersections in Sydney between 1990 and 1993. Mandatory helmet law for adults was introduced between the 1990 and 1991 counts (data from Smith & Milthorpe) As a consequence of the lacklustre performance of bikeshare schemes in Melbourne and Brisbane, there’s been a heated debate over the […]

Why do Melburnians cycle more?

Why do Melburnians cycle more?

Melburnians cycle for transport twice as much as Sydneysiders and are taking to cycling at three times the rate of their northern neighbours. Moreover, Melburnians are more likely to use bicycles as a means of transport, whereas for Sydneysiders they’re mainly a weekend recreation. At a time when many suspect the NSW Premier wants to […]

Do more bikeways mean more bicycle commuting?

Do more bikeways mean more bicycle commuting?

It would be a real pity if Barry O’Farrell’s agenda for the City of Sydney ends up compromising Council’s vision for extending bikeways, reducing speed limits and expanding the area of street space reserved for pedestrians. They’re the issues of concern nominated by the NSW Premier when he announced the government will set up a […]

Is Warne putting the right spin on cycling?

Is Warne putting the right spin on cycling?

The key issue highlighted by Shane Warne’s spat with a cyclist last week isn’t mandatory registration of bicycles or any need to crack-down on “lycra louts” running red lights. No, despite what the Spin King and many observers would have us believe, the key issue is who “owns” the roads. Cycling offers environmental, energy and […]

Do drivers make cycling less safe?

Do drivers make cycling less safe?

This important article makes two key points about cycling in Australian cities: The main danger to cyclists comes from drivers The key reason people don’t cycle more is concern about safety on the roads The article reports on research by Marilyn Johnson, a research fellow at the Monash University Accident Research Centre. She attached a […]