Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism in the news over the week ending 19 November 2017
Interesting, useful, sometimes provocative and occasionally amusing links for anyone interested in cities
The Urbanist discusses infrastructure costs, terrace houses in the 'burbs, Corkman Pub, cyclists and pedestrians, airport rail, cycling and helmets, infrastructure planning, and more
Houses for cyclists; fake shop fronts; hacking cars is too easy; texting while driving; how to stand on the subway; light rail vs bike lanes; Eleanor Roosevelt on the advantages of cycling; "gotcha" TV interviews; bureacratic ineptitude on infrastructure; and more
Critics of the helmet law say an often-cited UK study found overtaking motorists drive closer to cyclists who wear helmets. But does the study provide convincing evidence of the need for change?
A new study concludes there are multiple reasons why Brisbane CityCycle has flopped, including the difficulty of signing up, the need to wear a helmet, unsafe streets, and diabolical marketing.
The idea that cyclists should share road space with drivers might sound like putting the fox in the hen house, but it’s the best option we’ve got for significantly expanding cycling in Australia. A spokesman for the Brussels-based European Cycling Federation, Julian Ferguson, says the magic formula in Europe for boosting cycling is to “slow […]
A before-and-after study done at the time the mandatory helmet law was introduced in Victoria indicates the often-cited reduction in cycling was largely confined to children
While Melbourne Bike Share is struggling for riders, it isn’t struggling for attention. I’ve been amazed at how the fate of the Bixis and reform of the compulsory helmet laws have been brought together and propelled into the public domain as a major public issue. Before the Bixis, most people thought those who opposed mandatory […]