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Cycling on roads is risky business, new data shows

Cycling on roads is risky business, new data shows

Does cycling on roads put your health at risk? Are the dangers exaggerated? New data backs up claims that cycling is high-risk in comparison to other modes of transport, writes Alan Davies.

The road to bicycle registrations long, windy and problematic

The road to bicycle registrations long, windy and problematic

The Queensland government is considering introducing bicycle registrations. But is it good policy? Alan Davies sorts the truth from the hyperbole.

In war between cyclists and drivers, something’s got to give

In war between cyclists and drivers, something’s got to give

Motorists instinctively begrudge cyclists road space. The time has come for drivers to realise roads are not exclusively theirs, writes Alan Davies.

Cyclists as ‘mere obstacles’? Time for road laws to take new direction

Cyclists as ‘mere obstacles’? Time for road laws to take new direction

Following the death of a Brisbane cyclist struck down by a cement truck, there are calls for new road rules requiring a minimum safe passing distance when vehicles overtake riders, writes Alan Davies.

Why we should stop lampooning the ‘lycra louts’

Why we should stop lampooning the ‘lycra louts’

They might look like refugees from a time that taste forgot, but lycra wearing 'roadies' have played a key role in establishing the legitimacy of cycling on the roads, writes Alan Davies.

Is ‘slow down and share’ the future of cycling?

Is ‘slow down and share’ the future of cycling?

A fully segmented system of paths for cyclists and drivers is preferable, but the best option we've got for significantly expanding cycling in Australia is to share road space, writes Alan Davies.

Do most cyclists run red lights?

Do most cyclists run red lights?

A British motorising organisation recently conducted a survey claiming 57% of cyclists run red lights. The tabloid media in Australia will probably get onto it soon, so it's worth having a look at the issue more closely, writes Alan Davies.

Pedalling outrage on ABC 24: Rowland and Carvalho’s cycling controversy

Pedalling outrage on ABC 24: Rowland and Carvalho’s cycling controversy

ABC News Breakfast's Michael Rowland and Karina Carvalho generated international outrage after agreeing on Monday morning that car "doorings" of cyclists aren't always the drivers fault, writes Alan Davies.

Why is bikeshare failing in Australian cities?

Why is bikeshare failing in Australian cities?

The argument that mandatory helmet law is the main reason bikeshare has failed in Australasia is compelling, but it's certainly not the only factor. Perhaps not even the most important one, writers Alan Davies.

Steering bicycle regulation debate: would registrations make good policy?

Steering bicycle regulation debate: would registrations make good policy?

Bruce Guthrie believes there is a case for compulsory registration of bicycles. The key downsides are obvious, but what about the upsides? The Urbanist's Alan Davies discusses.