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Cycling program for Perth city workers

Cycling program for Perth city workers

City workers will be offered a smorgasbord of cycle training under the TravelSmart Workplace’s Bicycle and Bananas program this autumn. A pilot program of cycle training ran from May to July 2011 at a number of CBD workplaces, but this year it will be available to a wider range of participants, according to Helen McAuley, TravelSmart Workplace Project Officer at Department of Environment and Conservation. “From last year’s training we learned that it can be hard for … Read entire article »

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The plague of the pavement

The plague of the pavement

Who us? Apparently yes. Mikael le Dous, head of the Danish Pedestrian Association, is campaigning against delinquent cyclists who ignore traffic lights, go up one-way streets the wrong way or plough through pedestrian areas without dismounting and wants the authorities to introduce stricter surveillance of cyclists. “It happens occasionally that you’ll have an older woman, not hit but surprised and frightened by a bike so that she falls and maybe even dies,” he said. “Then they say, … 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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