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Shouldn’t every state have a one-metre cycling law?

Shouldn’t every state have a one-metre cycling law?

The one-metre overtaking law sends the message that cycling matters, is here to stay, is going to get bigger, and motorists must adapt their behaviour and attitudes

Is NSW’s one-metre cycling law a good idea?

Is NSW’s one-metre cycling law a good idea?

NSW's new law requiring motorists to leave a minimum distance when overtaking cyclists is a welcome initiative but it's only the first step in much-needed change to protect vulnerable road users

Is it true high visibility clothing doesn’t help cyclists?

Is it true high visibility clothing doesn’t help cyclists?

There's an emerging meme that high visibility clothing doesn't make cycling safer. In some circumstances that's probably true but in most situations being easily seen still makes good sense

What are governments prepared to do to improve cycling?

What are governments prepared to do to improve cycling?

Qld will trial a law next year requiring motorists to provide at least one metre clearance when overtaking cyclists. There's a suite of other potential changes too, but the helmet law looks set to stay

Do motorists drive closer to cyclists wearing helmets?

Do motorists drive closer to cyclists wearing helmets?

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?