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Helping Employers and Their Staff to Make the Move

Canberra, ACT On 26th May ACT’s Minister for Emissions Reduction Shane Rattenbury announced funding for a new pilot program...

The Tenuous Life of Temporary Infrastructure

Wollongong, NSW  Covid-19 has brought tragedy on a global scale, which I don’t want to disrespect in any way, but it has...

Sydney Harbour Bridge Concept Plans Finally Released

Sydney, NSW  After years of delays to the long-awaited project, NSW Transport Minister, Andrew Constance, revealed the final concepts for the...

Sydney Harbour Bridge Cycleway Options Kept Secret

Sydney, NSW  As of April 2021, plans for Sydney Harbour Bridge’s long-awaited northern cycleway are being deliberately withheld from...

Hobart Reduces CBD Speed Limits

Effective from Monday 1st February 2021, Hobart has become the latest Australian city to lower its speed limits on central city streets. As you can see from the map accompanying this article for all but two roads the speed limit has been reduced from 50 kph to 40kph. The small roads shown in grey were already 40 kph.

Critical Missing Link Approved for New Zealand’s Capital

New Zealand’s national capital of Wellington has a greater urban area population of 429,700 in 2020, but due to its extremely hilly terrain and limited land, being surrounded by ocean on three sides, only half of these people, 215,100 to be exact, live in the city of Wellington itself. The other half live in nearby urban areas including Lower Hutt and Porirua. Also due to this extremely rugged terrain, a single four lane motorway is the only main road that links Wellington to the rest of New Zealand. Currently there is no separated cycle route along this main road, that has been built on a narrow strip of in some places reclaimed land, wedged between the mountains and the sea. The only space for cyclists is the shoulder of what is an extremely busy high speed road.

What a Difference a Decade Makes!

Toronto is the largest city in Canada with a greater urban area population of over five million. Rob Ford was Mayor of Toronto from December 2010 to 2014. During this time he was one of the most vehement and outspoken opponents of cycling in any major city in the western world. Ford spoke out against cyclists sharing roads with motorists, which he said were, “…built for buses, cars, and trucks, not for people on bikes.” As councillor, Ford opposed the installation of bike lanes on University Avenue and Jarvis Street.

Autonomous Vehicles – Will Active Transportation Rights Prevail?

Washington DC / USA Many people think that autonomous vehicles are still decades away, but with major trials already...

Plan to Reclaim 800 km of Sydney Roads for People

The architects behind the redesign of Central Station want to take 100,000 cars off the road by transforming Sydney's residential streets from...

Churchill Fellowship Awarded to Brisbane Based Micromobility Researcher

Michael Roth, Principal Consultant (Mobility Policy) at Veitch Lister Consulting in Brisbane has won Auto Skills Australia Churchill Fellowship to understand how...

Designing Streets for Kids – Major New Guide Published

On 6th August 2020 the National Association of City Transport Officials (NACTO) released a 216 page guide entitled Designing Streets for Kids.

Major Survey of Cycling Attitudes Yields Promising Results

Bicycles Online, Australia’s largest specialist online bicycle retailer, recently conducted a survey of 2,180 people Australia-wide via a wide range of sources...

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