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Bike Share: What we’ve learnt from the Australian experience

Bike Share: What we’ve learnt from the Australian experience

Alan Davies June 5, 2014 21 Comments

Guest writer Elliot Fishman explains the reasons for Australia’s lower than expected take up of bike share. He says it may be possible for cities with helmet laws to run a successful scheme

Why does bikeshare work in New York but not in Australia?

Why does bikeshare work in New York but not in Australia?

Alan Davies June 3, 2013 39 Comments

New York's Citi Bike scheme is less than a week old and it's already an overnight success. Would the Melbourne and Brisbane bikeshare schemes be as successful if helmets weren't mandatory?

Should the helmet law be repealed to save bikeshare?

Should the helmet law be repealed to save bikeshare?

Alan Davies November 28, 2012 83 Comments

The environmental and health benefits of bikeshare schemes are way too small by themselves to justify repeal of the helmet law. Any debate on changing the law should be evidence-based and inclusive

Should bikeshare schemes be exempt from the helmet law?

Should bikeshare schemes be exempt from the helmet law?

Alan Davies September 23, 2012 48 Comments

Fairfax cycling columnist Michael O’Reilly revived the debate about bikeshare schemes and mandatory helmets last week with a new article, Share bike schemes need to lose the lids.