We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
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.
Motorists instinctively begrudge cyclists road space. The time has come for drivers to realise roads are not exclusively theirs, writes Alan Davies.
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.
There are many reasons why a very small number of primary and secondary school students cycle to school these days, writes Alan Davies.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.