Speeding motorists endanger the lives of primary school children in Narrabundah. Concern is growing that it is just a matter of time before a child is killed in Narrabundah as a result of excessive speed on the roads.
Australia comes in last in this country comparison of bicycle use as a percentage of total number of trips. This will be uncomfortable for many Australians, but Australia is certainly a LOW cycling country. Much will need to be done to encourage cycling in Australia. Few ride in Australia, so it is worth looking at a country where they do.
Without leadership, cycling will flounder, but with it, can flourish. The absence of leadership is an open wound. Government leadership is essential for cycling. The recent call for more leadership echos from the aftermath of the 2016 ACT Election. Andrew Barr, Chief Minister: then and now.
Rushing off to work in the morning is familiar to everybody. Riding to work is enjoyable and good for our health. Getting there quickly and on time greatly matters. Considerable thought goes into getting to work. The routes between town centres are the most important ones and form cycle highways. This project focuses on the needs of commuting cyclists and the infrastructure they use daily.
The Cycling and Walking Australia and New Zealand (CWANZ) website deserves improvement and a few more publications. Having said that, the idea is good. CWANZ held a long webinar on the 25 May 2020. Questions start at 1:30 hours. Worth watching.
1.4 Million electric bikes were sold in Germany in 2019. Germany is rather good at gathering data on bike sales. The data is collected by the German industry association ‘Zweirad-Industriep-Verband’ (ZIV).
Climate change and active travel are so l’année dernière. This year we have fires, smoke, hailstones, and a global pandemic. In between all of that we lost active travel somewhere and somehow. The UK, however, did not!
Cycling in Canberra means zigzagging around hazards. We take our ability to navigate traffic hazards for granted but it is a hard one. Children, the elderly, and people with disabilities are often greatly disadvantaged. As cyclists, we know that good infrastructure makes all the difference.
It is not just about more cycling infrastructure but the recognition that it must be done better. The ACT and the Federal Government should take note. Paris, Ireland, and now the UK show that good cycling infrastructure requires leadership.
I’ve lived in Germany, Canada, the UK, and Australia. Among other great cities, I’ve been to Berlin, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, London, New York, Venice, Florence, Ottawa and Vancouver – but there is only one city in the world I would move back to in a flash: Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany.