Alan DaviesDec 13, 20163 Comments
Segregating bicycles from vehicles is universally recognised as a key safety practice; one way it's achieved in the Netherlands is by pushing through traffic on to motorways
Alan DaviesNov 7, 20162 Comments
More cyclists on the roads is associated with fewer fatal crashes. The safety in numbers effect might be part of the explanation but there are others that are arguably more important
Alan DaviesMay 17, 20161 Comment
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
Alan DaviesNov 24, 201517 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
Alan DaviesAug 17, 20154 Comments
Back in 1951, public transport still dominated the journey to work in Australian cities. For example, it accounted for more than half of work trips in Melbourne; only 20% of workers commuted by car
Alan DaviesMar 15, 201511 Comments
Cycling in Australia was much bigger historically - 10% mode share during WW2 - than it is now, but it's never come anywhere near the past and present popularity of cycling in the Netherlands
Alan DaviesMar 27, 201413 Comments
For a while it was getting safer for cyclists on the roads but now there's evidence riding is getting more dangerous again, says guest writer Jeremy Dore. Governments are responding much too slowly
Alan DaviesJun 13, 20139 Comments
There’s a common view that a key reason cycling is so popular in The Netherlands is because motorists are strictly liable for damages in the event they collide with a cyclist. But is it true?
Alan DaviesMay 11, 20132 Comments
The winners of The Urbanist's Where to Ride book competition are Sian Dart and Jane Lodge. For many entrants in the competition, too many bicycles in a household is never enough!
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