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Fund active transport for our children's sake

Fund Active Transport For Our Children’s Sake

Bicycle NSW and Better Streets have collaborated to push the NSW Labor Government to fund transformational change to our transport system. Our letter to the Premier is here Please amplify our call to action by writing to your elected politicians. Let them know that it will take 320 years to achieve healthy, equitable streets at

The Time to Invest in Walking and Cycling is NOW

80 years’ investment in streets for cars, not people, is having a profound impact on our health But after four decades we have seen a total reversal. Preventable diseases due to lifestyle ie diet and physical inactivity have eclipsed all other health factors If diabetes continues to rise at the current rates, up to 3

Doctors call for Oxford Street renewal

Doctors Call for Oxford Street Renewal

Doctors for the Environment Australia demand a plan for Oxford Street that puts people first. Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) understand the vital link between a healthy environment and overall wellbeing. In order to emphasize their point and garner support, DEA have written a compelling letter to decision makers. DEA NSW, comprising doctors from

Road rage death 5 years on

Making Walking and Cycling a Priority

Parents across NSW are calling for safer roads around schools to enable active transport. Making walking and cycling a priority has many benefits. Residential streets in Australian towns and cities are blighted by narrow uneven footpaths (or no footpaths at all), dangerous intersections, steep kerb cuts (where they exist!), a lack of crossings and 50km/h

174 glorious kilometres of gravel and granite (Image credit: Flow Mountain Bike)

From Ghost Town to Trail Town

The Angry Bull-led recovery in Tenterfield Tenterfield, a small Northern NSW town, recently hosted Gravel n Granite, which attracted over 800 mountain bike riders. The event, organized by the local mountain bike club, was a springboard for announcing the development of a 174km trail.  Possibly the largest of its kind in Australia! Angry Bull Trails,

Why ride to work?

Why Ride To Work?

(M) Rating: This article contains material for mature audiences! Bike riders are really looking forward to a protected cycleway on Oxford Street in Sydney! (Image credit, City of Sydney) Better to ask, why wouldn’t you? Momentum Magazine ran an article on the top 10 reasons for riding to work. And the Bicycle Review Guru’s Michael

Rail trails encourage independent kids

Rail Trails Encourage Independent Kids

And resilient communities We have written about how rail trails support regional communities. They do so by connecting people and towns, and providing an income stream through tourism which builds economic resilience. Strong communities are better able to help each other during tough times and benefit from the good. As the Northern Rivers continue to

Return Of The Child -Friendly City

Return Of The Child-Friendly City

Car-dominated streets damage kids  In an excellent Conversation article, Mischa Ketchell discusses the decline of cities as spaces for children and the joyous ‘Kidical Mass’ community pushback. Across Europe, streets are being reclaimed for a day as community spaces for walking and cycling. This in turn is persuading local governments and planners to reassess streets for

Young lady in crowd looking at her mobile phone

Speed Is The Culprit, Not Phone Use By Pedestrians

Blaming pedestrian behaviour for crashes ignores evidence and decades of bad planning. When it comes to collisions between vulnerable road users and motor vehicles, Australian traffic laws are fatally flawed. Speed is the culprit, not phone use by pedestrians. But firstly, to clarify, a vulnerable road user (VRU) is anyone not in a car, bus

The second or even the first family car – e-bike are way more fun for kids! (Source: Rascal Rides)

The Compelling Case for E-bike Subsidies

As cities worldwide set ambitious targets for reaching Net Zero, many are turning to electric vehicles (EVs) to help reduce emissions in time. There is a compelling case for e-bike subsidies. Evidence that cycling is ten times more important than EVs for decarbonising the network is riveting. In addition, investing in bicycle infrastructure is crucial