Cycling is a cultural phenomenon. On a bike, we have a much closer connection to our environment and nature. Safety is a concern for many. In low cycling countries, it may be justified, but there is safety in numbers. The more people experience the joy of cycling, the safer it gets.
Slower Streets is being rolled out in Ainslie, Aranda, Braddon, Crace, Downer, Farrer, Garran, O’Connor, Watson, Weston and Yarralumla as part of the COVID-19 response. This has to be good for cycling. What is Slow Streets about?
Separation of cyclists and motor vehicles is recommended on busy roads or speeds greater than 50km/h.
Navigating roads is a challenge for cyclists and pedestrians – both the very old and young are particularly vulnerable. The ways to make roads safer for children is the topic of the article There are ways to reduce injuries in kids that don’t involve wrapping them in cotton wool.
The Coppins Crossing is a river level crossing on the Molonglo River built to rural road standards and only suitable for low volumes of traffic. As a north-south corridor and part of the Molonglo development, the traffic volumes along Coppins Crossing Road are high.
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.
Caroline Le Couteur announces measures to help protect vulnerable road users with a Vulnerable Road User Program and Safer Driver Course for learner drivers.
The evidence is overwhelming. Cycling makes sense.
Cycling injuries are far more common than fatalities.
Perception of safety is important to cycling.