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Why do (some) motorists think cyclists don’t have a right to the roads?

Why do (some) motorists think cyclists don’t have a right to the roads?

Very few motorists are actively hostile toward cyclists, but many more don't see them as legitimate or equal road users. There's a role for government in helping to change negative attitudes

What were the most-read articles in 2014?

What were the most-read articles in 2014?

A “top-20” list of those articles published by The Urbanist that attracted the largest numbers of readers over the course of 2014, from trains to bicycles, architecture, motorways, and much more

An Agglomeration of links for urbanists

An Agglomeration of links for urbanists

An assortment of links including the day the music didn't die, stop calling people NIMBYs, Bicycles are mainstream now - stop at lights, the geography of hate, top 10 'redneck' cities in US........

Why do trucks & buses still rely on mirrors?

Why do trucks & buses still rely on mirrors?

Anyone who cycles on roads should make a special point of watching this video (it’s only 54 seconds). So should anyone who drives a large vehicle, especially bus and truck drivers. It’s timely following the widely reported death of a cyclist outside Olympic park in London last week in an accident with a bus carrying Games […]

Are Australians cycling less?

Are Australians cycling less?

The Sydney Morning Herald reported this week that a “far smaller” proportion of Australians is cycling today than was the case in the mid 1980s. The number of cyclists dropped on a per capita basis “by 37.5% between 1986 and 2011.” That must be unwelcome news for cycling advocates but music to the ears of […]

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 […]

Should bicycles be registered?

Should bicycles be registered?

Fairfax columnist Bruce Guthrie reckons there’s a case for compulsory registration of bicycles. He thinks rego “might at least begin to heal the rift between riders and motorists” by making cyclists more accountable for what he sees as their poor on-road behaviour. The key downsides of registration are clear enough. It would impose an ongoing […]