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Beam Gets Proactive Ahead of Melbourne Scooter Decision

Melbourne, Victoria  In late April, the Victorian Government announced it will undertake a trial to understand how e-scooters can...

Bike Counter Data Shows Clear Covid Spike

We’ve all seen increased cycling activity during Covid lockdowns and heard about the surge in demand for bicycles and related equipment. But it’s interesting to see some hard data that precisely measures cycling activity...

Dutch Cargo Bike Rides on Passion, Expertise, and Lived Experience

Dutch Cargo was founded in 2010 by Jurgen and Emmy Heikamp, two Dutch nationals who brought their experience and passion for day-to-day cycling with them to Australia.

Made in Australia – Krankie Cargo Tricycles

On an unassuming suburban house block, located about 10 kilometres south-west of Sydney’s city centre, Andrew Graf is manufacturing possibly the most complex bikes ever to be made in Australia.

Adelaide Scraps Plans for Critical Bikeway

Adelaide City Council has abandoned plans to spend $5.8m on a new east-west city bikeway.

Adelaide’s Bad Decision is Just a Symptom of Deeper Issues

Let’s start with a confession, then some context, before I offer my opinion for your consideration and comment, that I grew up in the city that will be ‘Exhibit A’ in this opinion column.

Major Expansion of 40 kph Zones in Canberra

Australia’s capital city is about to significantly expand its 40 kph zones in the CBD’s of Civic, Braddon, and Tuggeranong.

Critical Missing Link Receives $1.5 Million in Funding

For years, local cycling and walking advocates have been campaigning to reopen the Glenbrook Tunnel in the Blue Mountains of NSW, just west of Sydney.

Key Cycling Organisations Present United Front

On 24th March 2021, 10 key cycling organisations joined forces to present a single submission giving feedback on improvements to the draft National Road Safety Strategy 2021-30.

Bike and Scooter Share is Booming in Darwin

Darwin is one of Australia’s most remote cities. Geographically it’s closer to Singapore than Sydney. It’s the capital city for the Northern Territory, which is Australia’s most sparsely populated state or territory with

When Will Our Governments Start Joining the Dots?

In this article I’ll look at two recent decisions by two different governments, that are equally disturbing for a slightly differing set of reasons. Banning Scooter Trials: Andrew Constance has deep roots in the Bega region on NSW’s far south coast. In the 1860’s his great-great-grandfather, James Constance, drove a team of bullocks through the Bega Valley and settled there as a bush pioneer until his death in 1912. Andrew Constance told this story in greater detail during his maiden speech to the NSW parliament on 21st May 2003. In that same maiden speech he said, “The broader policy questions about the environment mean surely it is time to dare our Government and citizens to consider every option…”

A Wheelie Good Rack!

Bicycle parking is a critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to encouraging more people to ride. But before anyone starts drilling holes in public space to install ‘permanent’ bike parking hoops, enclosures or other facilities, they have to jump through expensive hoops themselves in terms of approvals, ensuring they’re not potentially disrupting any underground utilities and so on. These costs, combined with uncertainty amongst the relevant authorities that the parking would be regularly used, often leads to inaction. No parking leads to less riding and so the vicious cycle repeats.

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