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A sure sign of a civilised city

A sure sign of a civilised city

Cycle paths abound, bike lanes merge into traffic when they need to (rather than ending in drainage grates) and people on bikes are everywhere. Getting about Canberra makes me realise just how “trained” we are by motorists in Perth. I keep waving in gratitude when people give way to me, instead of pushing me into the gutter. Pedestrians here just step boldly out onto zebra crossings, assuming the cars will yield (which they do) – … Read entire article »

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Bikes on buses

Bikes on buses

One of the many cool cycling facilities in Canberra is the provision of bike racks on buses. They had a difficult birth, having been on the public agenda since a trial and purchase of two racks in 1997. An issue over Australian Design Rules concerning “nonessential protrusions on vehicles” for safety reasons led to the cancellation of that trial, despite their use in North America for many years and in Brisbane since 2002. The ACT Government introduced … Read entire article »

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FREE! Video of the week: Beauty and the Bike screening

FREE! Video of the week: Beauty and the Bike screening

The film follows two groups of young women from Darlington and Bremen. Between them, they discover what makes – and stops – teenage girls from cycling. Free summer outdoor screening of Beauty and the Bike. Cycling is another great way we can live more sustainably and with less waste. It is an inspirational movie particularly for young women so bring your friends and family. Why not ride your bike to the movie! Date: Wednesday … Read entire article »

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Trucks on Market St

Trucks on Market St

EPRA has told us that from the week commencing Monday 28 November, minor construction works will occur along the Market Street shared cycle and pedestrian path next to the Perth Arena site. The works are to create a new construction site entrance for the Perth City Link Rail Alliance. http://www.epra.wa.gov.au/Projects/Perth-City-Link/ From mid-December, heavy vehicles will be entering and exiting via the new entrance, adding extra traffic to the area. Additional signage is being installed, … Read entire article »

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Why women don’t ride

Why women don’t ride

Brisbane Transport planner Rachel Smith writes about the discrepancy between male and female take up of cycling, and of her plan for Cycling Superhighways – 7m wide lanes that are well lit, separated from motorised traffic, and allow for cyclists to ride two abreast and enjoy the sociable aspect of cycling. … Read entire article »

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