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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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?