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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.

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.

Pedalling back to the 80s: did Australians cycle more then?

Pedalling back to the 80s: did Australians cycle more then?

A recent, widely cited study argues the number of cyclists in Australia has dropped by a huge percent over the last two and a half decades. The data however is problematic and the issue isn't clear-cut, writes Alan Davies.

Crunching the numbers on how many kids cycle to school

Crunching the numbers on how many kids cycle to school

There are many reasons why a very small number of primary and secondary school students cycle to school these days, 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.

Bicycle helmet debate should steer towards Europe

Bicycle helmet debate should steer towards Europe

Rather than arguing for the end of mandated cycle helmet wearing Australian governments should focus on strategies that have been proven to work in Europe, writes Sydney-based epidemiologist Tim Churches.

New study: more people would cycle if helmets weren’t compulsory

New study: more people would cycle if helmets weren’t compulsory

The ongoing bicycle helmet legislation debate usually focuses on how effective helmets are. Another side of the debate is whether helmet legislation deters people from cycling, writes Professor Chris Rissel.

Where technology and hipsters unite: bicycles

Where technology and hipsters unite: bicycles

Hipsters are rarely associated with gadgetry and machinery but they are awfully fond of bicycles, a transportation mode that has seen various outrageous reinventions that smack of hipster through and through - including an irony-rich "treadmill bike" and a goofy looking "walking bike."

Wheels turning for experimental bike sharing

Wheels turning for experimental bike sharing

A new experimental bicycle sharing system that utilizes iPhone and Android apps is set to have its training wheels removed later this year in New York. Participants will be able to use their phones to find and unlock bicycles scattered throughout the city.

Getting on your bike

Getting on your bike

In Sydney the car completely dominates. It's serious business riding to work in a city where cycleways just suddenly end, writes Margaret Rice. Melbourne is a bit kinder.