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How can cycling win a bigger share of city travel?

How can cycling win a bigger share of city travel?

It does best on work trips, but cycling has a tiny share of urban travel despite its many social and private benefits. Improving safety is the key way to increase cycling in Australia's major cities

Cycling: is sharing roads inevitable?

Cycling: is sharing roads inevitable?

The idea that cyclists should share road space with drivers might sound like putting the fox in the hen house, but it’s the best option we’ve got for significantly expanding cycling in Australia. A spokesman for the Brussels-based European Cycling Federation, Julian Ferguson, says the magic formula in Europe for boosting cycling is to “slow […]

How come the Dutch got cycle paths and not us?

How come the Dutch got cycle paths and not us?

A key reason the Netherlands has the highest level of cycling for day-to-day transport in the world is its extensive network of high quality, safe bicycle paths. But it wasn’t always like that – the key message of this video (see exhibit) is that most of the bicycle network was built from the mid-1970s onward. […]

Can cyclists and pedestrians share public space?

Can cyclists and pedestrians share public space?

As cycling gets more popular, conflict between cyclists and pedestrians is emerging as a hot topic of public debate (e.g. see here, here and here). There are two major areas of conflict – traditional pedestrian areas like footpaths, squares and parks on the one hand, and shared off-road paths/trails on the other. From the staunch […]