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Strategic Modelling: Helpful or Harmful?

A transport model is a tool for assessing the likely impacts on travel demand caused by changes in the transport network, demographics or land use.Modelling uses mathematical relationships to represent the numerous complex decisions people make about travel to predict the future. But the models are extremely opaque and often criticised – particularly when used

Bike riders navigate a devastated street in Japan after the 2011 tsunami (Image: National Post)

In Natural Disasters, Bikes Excel

It’s not widely advertised, but when petrol is scarce and the roads are out, bikes are gold. Bikes offer a simple yet powerful solution to navigate the chaos and disruption that often accompanies natural disasters. During catastrophes, traditional transportation networks and fuel supplies often get disrupted, rendering cars and public transport ineffective. In contrast, bicycles

small child standing in front of super sized ute

Supersizing Parking

for supersized cars is mad Let Standards Australia know that this is a really bad idea! Standards Australia is considering increasing the length of off-street car parking spaces from 5.4 m to 5.6 m to accommodate oversized vehicles. At first glance, this may seem relatively inoffensive. But enlarging parking spaces would be highly irresponsible on

Lug + Carrie Tern e-cargo bike, with a Zoomo e-bike and a heavy-duty custom-built trailer in the background

Parcelrun Glides Through Delivery Gridlock

Sydney’s e-cargo bike delivery trial has launched! And riders in bright yellow hoodies on e-cargo bikes are proving an important point. Namely, that for short distances (5km or less) micromobility outperforms larger trucks and vans in delivering lighter loads. In fact, in the first week, Ben from Parcelrun delivered 18 parcels in an hour! This

Cars travelling down the road in 40km zone

Inner West Plans 40 and Below

The Inner West Council has conducted a study to look at reducing the speed limits to 40km/h across its neighbourhoods. This is due to growing support – and compelling evidence – for even lower speeds, especially around schools and quiet streets. Read our feedback to the Inner West @ 40 study here. A 40km/h speed limit

Wollongong’s E-Scooter Trial is Serious Fun

Since the launch of the Wollongong trial on 26 September, Neuron’s orange e-scooters have been widely embraced. There have been 12,000 trips taken and 28,000 kilometres travelled in just one week! Wollongong City Council is supporting a 12-month trial. The Neuron e-scooters will be permitted to be hired and ridden by riders 16 years and over

E-bikes make riding for transport accessible, convenient and fun (Credit: Lug + Carrie)

Tasmania Takes the Lead on E-Bike Subsidies

Over the next two years Tasmanians will be offered $1.2 million dollars in incentives to buy e-bikes, e-scooters, and e-vehicles. This is part of the Tasmanian Government’s Climate Change Action Plan. Options for delivering the e-bike program include try-before-you-buy schemes, assistance to buy, and direct subsidies. The form the subsidies will take, according to The

Peter McLean looks forward to a dedicated cycleway along Oxford St East

NSW Budget 23-24 Rundown

Peter McLean, Bicycle NSW CEO The NSW Government was under significant pressure to deliver a thrifty budget. On that measure it’s a relief to see a continuation of ongoing major active travel infrastructure projects. Labor also honoured its modest election commitment of a second $60 million tranche for active travel. This corresponds with the previous

Dear truck and van driver

Dear Truck and Van Driver,

Thank you for working hard to drive safely We get that this is a stressful job, particularly in heavily populated areas with pedestrians, bike riders and motorists. Not everyone looks out for you or understands how tough it is to see and stop in time. But you’re looking out for everyone and everything all the

The problem with Local Traffic Committees

The Problem with Local Traffic Committees

And the fix Active transport advocates have long been frustrated by the slow machinations of traffic where even small changes to streets to improve conditions for walking and cycling face inexplicable red tape. Projects are delayed and cancelled while seeking compliance with documents drafted decades ago. Indeed, many street design standards are no longer appropriate