Cycling Advocacy

Berlin is already a much more cycling friendly city than any Australian city. It has a cycling mode share of 13% (that is, the percentage of all trips that are done by bicycle) compared to the best Australian city, Darwin at 3% and Canberra at 2.8%.

Each year the Cycling Promotion Fund (CPF) runs an annual awards program to recognise individuals and organisations who do great work which promotes cycling.

If a cyclist or a pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle at 60kph the death rate is 90%. If they are hit at 30kph the death rate is 10%.

Also attending the Park and Ride launch in Canberra on 9th February was Nic Plunkett who is the Senior Policy Officer in the Department of Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate.

On Thursday 9th February government officials, politicians, cycling activists and members of the media met at an otherwise unremarkable car park about four kilometres west of the city centre of Canberra, ACT to launch an Australian first.

Retired racer Dave Wiens has been appointed Executive Director of the International Mountain Biking Association. IMBA is the peak global body for trail access and other mountain biking issues.

Bicycle Network, Australia’s largest bike riding advocacy group with 50,000 members has expanded to the Northern Territory, opening an office in Darwin during the first week of February.

One of the critical threats to the bicycle industry over the past two decades in particular has been the decline in the numbers of children who ride bicycles to school.

On Wednesday 7th December, urban planner Mike Harris launched a new booklet showing how Australia, in this case Sydney in particular, could learn from best street design practices in Europe which would see a vast increase in cycling here.

Chris Langdon, founder of Queensland based Echelon Sports recently decided to implement a simple idea to raise funds and awareness for World Bicycle Relief.

After half a century of campaigning cyclists will be able to ride their bicycles all the way across the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Given the recent victory of Donald Trump in the presidential election, the headline above sounds highly improbable, but it’s true.

After years of cycling industry lobbying the United Nations (UN) is become more proactive in promoting cycling worldwide.

The Dutch city of Utrecht is already a cycling paradise compared to any Australian city.

A major new report spelling out how to provide the best bicycle parking facilities has just been published by Austroads.