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What’s the cost of cycling vs driving?

What’s the cost of cycling vs driving?

Alan Davies May 10, 2016 7 Comments

The social costs of cycling are much lower than those of driving but according to a recent Danish study it's not because of reduced pollution or emissions

Is cycling so successful in Amsterdam because it’s as flat as a pancake?

Alan Davies November 24, 2015 17 Comments

Infrastructure is often cited as the explanation for Amsterdam's astonishingly high bicycle use. And so it is, but what gets overlooked is topography. Hilly cities can't do as well

Which cities in the world are the most “bicycle-friendly”?

Which cities in the world are the most “bicycle-friendly”?

Alan Davies June 9, 2015 19 Comments

Ho hum. Another week, another list of the "world's best cities", this time ranked on bicycle-friendliness. The problem with the fashion for rankings is most times the lists just aren't reliable

How far can cycling go in Australian cities?

How far can cycling go in Australian cities?

Alan Davies February 3, 2015 28 Comments

Is there any reason why cycling couldn’t be as popular in Sydney or Brisbane as it is in Amsterdam? Is it just a matter of providing infrastructure and supportive regulatory policies?

Did the Q&A panel get it right on cycling?

Did the Q&A panel get it right on cycling?

Alan Davies March 25, 2014 7 Comments

The idea promoted on Q&A last night that cyclists need to be physically separated from motorists at all times sounds sensible; but it could be a dangerous idea for urban cycling

Is the potential of cycling for cities underestimated?

Is the potential of cycling for cities underestimated?

Alan Davies November 25, 2013 23 Comments

Cycling's usually given a minor role in the future of our cities, but it has two big advantages. One is it's a private mode of transport. The other is it's low cost, both for travellers and tax payers

Should Freo go helmet-free?

Should Freo go helmet-free?

Alan Davies May 16, 2012 24 Comments

Fremantle City Council is proposing cyclists over 18 years of age have the option of riding without a helmet within the municipality for a trial period of between two and five years. The proposed trial would apply to segregated cycle paths and streets with a speed limit of 50 km/h. (H/T Michael McPhail). The rationale for the […]

How come the Dutch got cycle paths and not us?

How come the Dutch got cycle paths and not us?

Alan Davies May 7, 2012 19 Comments

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. […]

Should bicycle lanes be abolished?

Alan Davies May 7, 2010 4 Comments

Over on the Bicycle Victoria Forums there’s a thread on something called “vehicular cycling”. This term is new to me and probably to most readers too. As I read it, the key premise of vehicular cycling is that cyclists should “claim” the roads. Rather than being segregated in bicycle lanes that too often are narrow […]