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Why was cycling for transport slow to get moving?

Why was cycling for transport slow to get moving?

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

Is cycling so successful in Amsterdam because it's as flat as a pancake?

Is cycling so successful in Amsterdam because it's as flat as a pancake?

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

How popular were trains, trams and cycling in 1951?

How popular were trains, trams and cycling in 1951?

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

How big was cycling in Australia in the past?

How big was cycling in Australia in the past?

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

Time for government to act on crazy cocktail of bicycles and cars

Time for government to act on crazy cocktail of bicycles and cars

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

Are Dutch motorists strictly liable if they collide with cyclists?

Are Dutch motorists strictly liable if they collide with cyclists?

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?

How many bicycles is too bloody many? Competition winners

How many bicycles is too bloody many? Competition winners

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!

Why do we cycle to work but not to the shops?

Why do we cycle to work but not to the shops?

Alan DaviesNov 8, 201248 Comments

We're cycling to work in increasing numbers but we're less inclined to ride locally. On the face of it, local trips would seem better suited to cycling. Perhaps it's about the attractiveness of the alternatives

How come the Dutch got cycle paths and not us?

How come the Dutch got cycle paths and not us?

Alan DaviesMay 7, 201219 Comments

A key reason the Netherlands has the highest level of cycling for day-to-day transport in the world is its extensive network of high quality, safe bicycle paths. But it wasn’t alw

Should bicycle lanes be abolished?

Alan DaviesMay 7, 20104 Comments

They are concerned that construction of separate cycling infrastructure, such as Copenhagen-style lanes and on-road lanes, will reinforce the idea that cyclists are not legitimate roa

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