Study Concludes That Quality Bikes Are Also Cheaper in the Long Run

Bike mechanic workshop

Sixty five years ago the Australian Consumers’ Association (ACA) was founded as a not for profit consumer advocacy organisation. Shortly afterwards they founded Choice magazine which soon gained a huge subscription base and continues to this day. According to Wikipedia, the ACA had over 80 staff as of 2019. Choice does not accept any advertising…

Parisians Vote to Triple SUV and 4×4 Parking Fees

SUV parked on street

Paris, France Parisians have voted to triple parking costs for sports utility vehicles (SUVs), as the city aims to tackle air pollution and climate breakdown by targeting rich drivers in heavy, large and polluting cars. In a referendum held on Sunday 4th February 2024, which was closely watched by other capital cities, 54.6% voted in…

Everything Electric Show Organisers Embrace Micromobility

Above wide shot of expo

Sydney Showgrounds, NSW Everything Electric returned for their second annual Australian expo, held from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th February 2024 at the Sydney Showgrounds. Last year, the event was branded the Fully Charged Show, matching the name of the YouTube channel founded by British actor Robert Llewellyn in 2010 that now has over one…

Tasmania Becomes First Australian State to Subsidise E-Bike Purchases

Hobart The Tasmanian Government has launched a rebate program for e-mobility devices. The program is a national first and aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport, particularly from daily commuting. The program is an initiative of Tasmania’s Climate Change Action Plan 2023-25. Rebates of 12 percent of the purchase price are available for e-bikes,…

We Must Persevere – Even When Events are Discouraging

Sydney, NSW If you’re someone like me who would like to see the world become less dependent upon cars of all types, particularly those with internal combustion engines, to be replaced by more micromobility, public transport and other solutions, then it has been a pretty depressing week. But not only cannot we afford to lose…

See.Sense Brings Superior Insight to Make Cycling Safer

Person riding bicycle on the road at night

~ Sponsored Content ~ Cycling technology and data company See.Sense is on a mission to make cycling and micromobility better – by making it safer and collectively smarter. Launched a decade ago with innovative bike lights to keeps cyclists seen, its bike lights are now used by more than 120,000 cyclists world-wide and See.Sense is…

Benzina Mopeds Powering Council’s 100% Renewables Ambitions

Man with eMoped

Norfolk Island Electric mopeds from Brisbane-based company Benzina Zero have played a key role in a local government’s ground-breaking efforts to go 100% renewable. Twenty Benzina Zero Duo mopeds are helping transform the transport options on the tiny and isolated Australian territory of Norfolk Island, where the local council is well on its way toward…

Continued Growth a Safe Bet for Scooter Hut

E-scooter product display

~ Sponsored Content ~ Scooter Hut is looking to add another couple of stores to its national retail chain by the end of this year – convinced that the market is set to enjoy sustained healthy growth. Headed by recently appointed CEO Josh O’Neill, the company has been busy in recent weeks examining possible locations…