We Don’t Need These Killers in Australia!

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For micromobility to flourish, people need to feel safe on our roads. Over the past couple of years, I have been alarmed and dismayed to see a rapid acceleration in the number of ‘hyper macho pickup trucks’ being imported from the USA and appearing on our streets.

Spin, Segway, Self Driving Scooters Here Now

Spin self driving scooter

The developers claim that this new technology could lead to a 10x increase in the number of rides per scooter per day due to two key improvements. San Francisco / California / USA Take a look at this self driving scooter, launched on Thursday 28th January at the Micromobility World Conference by three collaborating companies,…

Australia Takes a Step Towards Legalising Scooters and Other Micromobility

Australia Takes a Step Towards Legalising Scooters and Other Micromobility

Canberra, ACT Australia’s National Transport Commission (NTC) has released its recommendations for common micromobility legislation across all Australian States and territories. The recommendations could see electric scooters and other forms of Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) become legal across Australia in 2021. Australia is one of the world’s laggards in adopting progressive legislation to enable a…

What’s the Future of Micromobility in Australia?

Neuron Scooters

By Justin McCulloch* Over the past five years, Australia has had a strained relationship with micromobility. We’ve seen everything from the ongoing COVID-19 bicycle boom, to the rise, fall, and return of e-scooters in many cities around the country, to street trees and rivers being used as parking for cheap dock-less bicycles. Whether it’s because…

Canyon Unveils Velomobile Concept Vehicle

German based manufacturer Canyon is best known for making high end carbon fibre bikes for road racing and mountain biking. But on Tuesday 1st September the company made a pivot to also embrace micromobility. They released two relatively conventional commuter ebikes, the Commuter:ON and the Precede:ON and released concept designs and images for something much…

Sub 7kg Ebike Sets New Guinness World Record

Mechanical engineer Dennis Freiburg from Germany has set the Guinness World Record for the lightest ever e-bike prototype with a design that weighs just 6.8kg. The ride – named the Freicycle – reportedly took Freiburg almost a year to design and build, serving as part of a project for his doctorate. Unsurprisingly, the Freicycle is…

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. NACTO is an association of 86 major North American cities and transit agencies formed to exchange transportation ideas, insights, and practices. NACTO’s mission is to build cities as places for people, with safe,…

City of Brisbane Commits $58 million For Cycleways

In his budget speech on Tuesday 16th June, City of Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said that $58 million will be spent in the next two years on major cycleway projects and $16.6 million over four years on making the Brisbane CBD more pedestrian and bike friendly. Cycleway projects include completing the Indooroopilly Riverwalk and…

Mountain Biking’s $100 Million Jump!

Blue-Derby-Trails

On 7th February 2015, 20 kilometres of world class mountain bike trails were opened at the then almost ghost town of Derby in a relatively remote corner of Tasmania. The rest, as they say, is history. Derby has boomed. People of all over the world have come to visit. International events have followed with successfully…

Four Children Killed, ‘Riding Bikes’

Sunday Telegraph snap

On 2nd February 2020 I woke up early on a Sunday morning to the news that the previous evening, four young children, three girls and a boy, were killed on a suburban footpath in Sydney. Three more children were hospitalised. At appears that a 29 year old male drunk driver, behind the wheel of a…