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Should adult cyclists be permitted on footpaths?

Should adult cyclists be permitted on footpaths?

Riders aren't glorified pedestrians; cycling is a mode of transport that belongs on dedicated on-road and off-road paths. The growing popularity of power-assisted bicycles makes cycling on footpaths by adults a doubtful proposition

That was The week That was… w/e 5 November 2017

That was The week That was… w/e 5 November 2017

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism in the news over the week ending 5 November 2017

That was The week That was…w/e 17 September

That was The week That was…w/e 17 September

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 17 September 2017

Is the bicycle helmet law such a big deal?

Is the bicycle helmet law such a big deal?

The mandatory helmet law isn't a first-order issue for cycling; the evidence that repeal would boost cycling significantly isn't convincing. The main game is infrastructure

Do bicycle helmets work?

Do bicycle helmets work?

The bicycle helmet law in Australia is contentious, but it's time to call bullshit on those who reckon helmets are useless or, worse, supposedly increase the risk of injury

Why was cycling for transport slow to get moving?

Why was cycling for transport slow to get moving?

Cycling as a means of transport was largely ignored by policy-makers in Australian cities until relatively recently but the work of early activists like the late Alan Parker was crucial

Are bingles an inconvenience for cyclists or deadly serious?

Are bingles an inconvenience for cyclists or deadly serious?

What's a mere bingle for a motorist is usually a painful injury for a cyclist and often much worse. Policy needs to recognise that for cyclists bingles aren't a minor annoyance; they can be deadly

Is questioning the bicycle helmet law being ‘contrary’?

Is questioning the bicycle helmet law being ‘contrary’?

Media Watch characterised Radio National's questioning of the mandatory bicycle helmet law as "all about being contrary". 'Contrary' is a heavily loaded term and should be used with care

Cycling: is the one metre overtaking rule good policy?

Cycling: is the one metre overtaking rule good policy?

Qld's new one metre overtaking rule has been welcomed by most cyclists but some reckon there's no evidence it'll reduce casualties. Is there still a case for changing the law?

Bike share: when is enough…enough?

Bike share: when is enough…enough?

Despite its poor performance, the Victorian Government says it's looking at expanding Melbourne Bike Share to the inner suburbs. Would it be throwing good money after bad?