Subsidised Safe Cycling Training Reveals High Demand

Road illustration

Melbourne, Victoria A new and heavily subsidised Safe Cycling training program for Australian road design practitioners has sold out its first three courses in a matter of days, revealing high demand for cycling infrastructure training. The Amy Gillett Foundation announced the on-line, four-module Safe Cycling program earlier this month, with 100 places allocated to each…

Sydney Cycling Hits Record Highs as Moore Park Cycleway Retained

People riding bicycles on a city cycleway.

Sydney, NSW Record numbers of Sydneysiders are cycling into the city, with recorded bike trips in some locations up to six times higher than in 2010, according to figures released by City of Sydney council. Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore attributed the increase to the expansion of cycling infrastructure throughout the city. “Since 2007 we…

Impressions of Hobart – Better Days Ahead?

Hobart’s Bridge of Remembrance

Hobart, Tasmania During May I had a rare opportunity to spend two days in Hobart. This was my first visit in several years and I was able to see the latest cycling infrastructure developments, as well have off-the-record meetings with key stakeholders across the government and private sectors. It was certainly cold during my visit!…

ACT Intersection Guidelines Open for Comment

Digital representation of a road intersection

Canberra, ACT ACT residents have been invited to comment on a draft best-practice design guide for Canberra streets and intersections, which the Territory’s Government claims will enhance cycling and walking infrastructure. The guidelines would improve pedestrian and cyclist safety by separating the different modes of transport at intersections, where most conflicts and crashes occur, according…

£2 million ‘Cycling Revolution’ Followed by Falling Participation

students riding to school in the ‘Shawlands bike bus’

London, UK A £2 million (A$3.39 million) funding boost for cycling in the UK in 2020 was followed by a decline in riding rates, according to recently released statistics, with the blame levelled at the post-pandemic removal of cycling lanes. In fact, the proportion of people cycling at least once a week fell to its…

Cycling Infrastructure is Good Business Says Influencer

Fiona Campbell cycling with dogs

Sydney, NSW Cycling infrastructure is becoming an economic imperative for businesses and districts, according to long-serving cycling advocate and the City of Sydney’s Manager of Cycling Strategy, Fiona Campbell. Good public cycling infrastructure is vital to attracting businesses to an area, and many businesses are recognising the economic benefits of providing their own end-of-trip facilities.…

New Tool to Easily Measure Bike Friendly Areas

Cycle path

Brisbane, Queensland Measuring the bikeability of an area or route is about to get a lot easier, thanks to an automated tool being developed by the University of Queensland. The Bikeability Assessment Tool will quantify factors such as availability of cycling lanes, paths and infrastructure, traffic volumes, aesthetics, environmental conditions, and signage to measure how…

Paris is Re-Proving ‘Build it and They Will Come!’

Rue de Rivoli Paris

Cycling advocates around the world know that if they can overcome entrenched resistance and actually get protected facilities installed, the riders will come.

Now a recent study by the Paris city government has found that new cyclists account for almost six in ten users of pop-up cycle lanes in Paris, installed first in response to a public transport strike last winter with the network subsequently enlarged due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The study also revealed that prior to the pop-up bike lanes being put in place, women made up 36 per cent of cyclists in Paris, which has now risen to 41 per cent.