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If it’s not OK to walk it, why is it OK to cycle it?

If it’s not OK to walk it, why is it OK to cycle it?

A simple but shocking image showing how infrastructure purportedly provided for the benefit of cyclists, expects them to ride in situations they feel are dangerous

Is it time for a 40 kmh speed limit in cities?

Is it time for a 40 kmh speed limit in cities?

It won't be easy politically, but living with cars in Australia's cities means "taming" them, starting with setting a default 40 kmh speed limit

What’re the worlds’ most walkable cities?

What’re the worlds’ most walkable cities?

Frommer’s published a top-ten list of The world’s most walkable cities for tourists a couple of days ago. Few will be surprised Florence and Paris top the list but there might be some raised eyebrows that Venice isn’t there. And Melbourne and Sydney among the ten most walkable cities in the entire universe? The full […]

Can cyclists and pedestrians share public space?

Can cyclists and pedestrians share public space?

As cycling gets more popular, conflict between cyclists and pedestrians is emerging as a hot topic of public debate (e.g. see here, here and here). There are two major areas of conflict – traditional pedestrian areas like footpaths, squares and parks on the one hand, and shared off-road paths/trails on the other. From the staunch […]

Are iPods really killing pedestrians?

Are iPods really killing pedestrians?

ABC Science reported new research earlier this month, Pedestrians wearing headphones at risk, indicating the number of pedestrians in the US killed while wearing earphones trebled between 2004 and 2011. A report by Ninemsn said the majority of victims were male with an average age of 21 years. The authors of the study highlighted two […]