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Why we should let cyclists take over the roads

Why we should let cyclists take over the roads

What to do about the problem of cyclists getting doored? Separated bike lanes are one solution, but they won't work everywhere. Perhaps more drastic measures are required ...

Why Melbourne Bike Share riders shouldn’t have to wear helmets

Why Melbourne Bike Share riders shouldn’t have to wear helmets

The new Victorian government has to decide what to do about the lacklustre performance of Melbourne Bicycle Share. One possible action could be to exempt it from the mandatory helmet law.

Get off the bloody road: the roads aren’t safe for bikes

Get off the bloody road: the roads aren’t safe for bikes

No one would suggest it is safe for pedestrians to be on the roadway, so why should it be any different if a pedestrian gets on a bike? Ex NSW Roads Minister Carl Scully says cyclists should get off the road.

Four wheels bad, two wheels good: German town

Four wheels bad, two wheels good: German town

The south-west German town of Vauban has brought in what The Independent is punningly dubbing an "auto-ban", forcing residents to eschew cars in favour of bikes and public trams.

Colombian cyclists carving up the world circuit

Colombian cyclists carving up the world circuit

A bicycle race in Bogota, Colombia, can involve charging through a crime-ridden slum, swerving down potholed streets to avoid drunken men and being chased by dogs. It's not quite the Tour de France, but...