E-Bike Battery Forum Focuses on Fire Risks and Recycling

Five presenters on stage

Adelaide, SA E-Bikes have transformed both the Australian and global bicycle industries in terms of making them larger and, at least potentially, more profitable than ever before. But two serious challenges are threatening to derail this growth. Of these, fire is the most acute right now. The second, battery recycling, is only just entering many…

City of Adelaide Votes to Subsidise E-Bike Purchases

Above view of the City of Adelaide

Adelaide, SA On Tuesday, 30th January 2024 the City of Adelaide became the first government in mainland Australia to commit to subsidising the purchase of e-bikes and electric-assisted as well as unassisted cargo bikes for its residents and business operators. Australian cycling organisations, including Bike SA, have long lobbied all levels of government for just…

Project Velograph Maps Shows Early Data for Passing Distances

Survey mapping digital graphic

Adelaide, South Australia Member of the public can now view initial results from an Adelaide study identifying trends in close passes by cars overtaking cyclists, after an online map of the project’s data went live last month. The Project Velograph map, collated from data from nearly 5,400 cycling journeys, shows the median passing distance across…

E-Bike Retailer Rebrand as Leon Cycles Owner Faces Fraud Charges

Bikes on display at an expo

Adelaide, SA Three Leon Cycles stores in Australia will soon revert back to their original branding, Hi5 E-Bikes. Their owner, Jamal Raad, said he is just waiting for the signage to arrive to convert his stores in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. The switch follows the arrest of the China-based owner of Leon Cycles, Lijun Ding,…

Concrete Changes, Not Changes to Concrete, The Secret to Road Safety for All

Cracked concrete with bicycle sign

Adelaide, SA This column by Bicycle SA CEO Brett Gillett appeared recently on the advocacy group’s website. We thought it was worth reproducing in the Micromobility Report, with Brett’s permission. If you drink and drive, you’re ‘a bloody idiot!’. If you throw a wild swing at someone, you’re not delivering a ‘king hit’, you’re inflicting…

New Technology Shining Greater Light on Close Passing

Two people mounting velograph to bike

Adelaide, South Australia A new study using Adelaide-developed technology to provide definitive figures on the issue of motorists passing close to cyclists is preparing to go public with its initial results. Project Velograph, being conducted by the University of Adelaide, is hoping to have a map up and running on its website from next month,…

Beam Launches Fun Video with Serious Safety Messages

Elderly lady riding e-scooter

Adelaide, South Australia Share scooter provider Beam has launched a new safety campaign in Australia and NZ, coinciding with the summer season, to educate the general public on the safest way to ride e-scooters. The centrepiece of the campaign is a safety video on digital media and the app used by Beam riders. The video…

Sam Sells Treadly But Keeps a Hand on the Levers

Two men standing in a bike store

Adelaide, SA Adelaide urban and touring bike specialist Treadly Bike Shop has been sold … but don’t expect founder Sam Neeft to walk away completely from the business he has built over the past 12 years. The boutique store, located in the inner suburb of Norwood, has become the maiden business venture for former mining…

High Beam on Road Transport Emissions for World Car Free Day

Still From Beam emissions video

Adelaide, South Australia Scooter share service provider Beam has marked World Car Free Day, on 22nd September, by releasing a graphic illustration of the road transport emissions in Australia’s capital cities. Beam produced a video for each of the capital cities, using graphics to provide “visualisations of just how immense road transport emissions are in…