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For cyclist safety, routes through residential areas, fewer along ...

For cyclist safety, routes through residential areas, fewer along ... | Melbourne Cycling | Scoop.it
If more of the continuous cycle routes were to run through residential areas, this would reduce the risk of fatal accidents involving cyclists and cars. Most of the collisions between cyclists and motorised traffic in built-up areas ...
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The Bike-sharing Blog: Spare a Dime? Melbourne Looking for a ...

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The Age states, "Bicycle Network Victoria's Garry Brennan said Melbourne Bike Share was currently too small and sparse and could not be viable without expansion. "Patronage has grown every year since the scheme was ...
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Federation bike trail barricaded by concrete company - Sydney Morning Herald

Federation bike trail barricaded by concrete company - Sydney Morning Herald | Melbourne Cycling | Scoop.it
Federation bike trail barricaded by concrete company Sydney Morning Herald A territorial dispute in an industrial part of Melbourne's west is believed to have prompted a concrete and quarrying company to fence off part of a major bike trail,...
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Carlingford school accident: Akshay Balan's uncle urges parents to take care - Sydney Morning Herald

Carlingford school accident: Akshay Balan's uncle urges parents to take care - Sydney Morning Herald | Melbourne Cycling | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald Carlingford school accident: Akshay Balan's uncle urges parents to take care Sydney Morning Herald ''There's no physical infrastructure or pedestrian safety measures that you could implement that would have changed that...
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How to make Melbourne even more marvellous - The Age

How to make Melbourne even more marvellous - The Age | Melbourne Cycling | Scoop.it
The Age How to make Melbourne even more marvellous The Age If you argue that a shift to more active and sustainable transport - walking, cycling and public transport - is both inevitable and desirable, you might not want to have as your first...
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'Cyclists and pedestrians account for over half of all road fatalities' - The Hindu

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The Hindu 'Cyclists and pedestrians account for over half of all road fatalities' The Hindu “Cyclists and pedestrians account for more than half of all road fatalities in the country, but they draw public disdain and policy hostility,” a study by...
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Danish cycling expert Mikael Colville-Andersen wins support from local rider ... - The Australian

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Richie Porte says Peter Sagan a 'freak of nature ahead of cycling world ... - ABC Online

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Richie Porte says Peter Sagan a 'freak of nature ahead of cycling world ...
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Porte is relatively untested in major single-day events with the race to be his longest aside from the Melbourne to Warrnambool.
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Informed of Safety Benefits, Most NYC Voters Want Protected Bike Lanes - Streetsblog New York (blog)

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Informed of Safety Benefits, Most NYC Voters Want Protected Bike Lanes
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Pedestrian infrastructure is being expanded along with the bike lanes. And bike share is a form of public not private transportation.
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Funding for Three Eugene Active Transportation Projects Closer - WeBikeEugene

Funding for Three Eugene Active Transportation Projects Closer - WeBikeEugene | Melbourne Cycling | Scoop.it
WeBikeEugene Funding for Three Eugene Active Transportation Projects Closer WeBikeEugene The Amazon Active Transportation Corridor helps to implement the city's Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan by extending the popular Amazon Path further into...
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Yarra's Edge tram bridge outrage - Docklands News

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Docklands News Yarra's Edge tram bridge outrage Docklands News Mr Rea suggested alternative options for public transport links with Fishermans Bend including a tunnel, a connection with the existing Port Melbourne line, or a link with the Collins...
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Journey for indigenous recognition - Yahoo!7 News

Journey for indigenous recognition - Yahoo!7 News | Melbourne Cycling | Scoop.it
Journey for indigenous recognition
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They've already travelled 4711 km across Australia, walking from Melbourne to Adelaide, driving to Uluru, and then cycling from Alice Springs to Katherine and driving north to Nhulunbuy.
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Complete Streets: Designing to Create Connectivity at our Public Spaces

Complete Streets: Designing to Create Connectivity at our Public Spaces | Melbourne Cycling | Scoop.it

A street shouldn't just be about transportation, but also about civic definition and social and commercial interaction.

 

There is no better place to start using land more efficiently than with our streets, our most plentiful and visible parts of the urban commons. The recent "complete streets" movement has made a terrific contribution to getting our streets right, by insisting that they be designed so as to accommodate all users.

Connectivity is hugely important to a sustainable street network to encourage walking and shorten driving trips by making destinations more convenient. The pedestrian experience should be safe and enjoyable, and should be so perceived.

 

Other design elements to help turn streets into worthy places are:

Sidewalks with real curbs;On-street parking ;Street trees;Storefronts with elements that shelter pedestrians such as awnings, arcades, and colonnades;Buildings with windows and "other signs of human occupancy such as porches and balconies" for "eyes on the street";Design appropriate to safe motor vehicle speeds.
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Visit the article link for more details and information on the process of creating better public spaces and the elements that make for healthy, safe and vibrant communities.

Nienke Groen's curator insight, July 18, 2013 8:09 AM

Nice trend: refitting streets to create connectivity

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Final day of Cooke's career tomorrow; Australian bids farewell to public with ... - VeloNation

Final day of Cooke's career tomorrow; Australian bids farewell to public with ... - VeloNation | Melbourne Cycling | Scoop.it
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Guardian Weekly year in review 2013: Latin America takes to the streets as ... - The Guardian

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Federation bike trail barricade removed - The Age

Federation bike trail barricade removed - The Age | Melbourne Cycling | Scoop.it
Federation bike trail barricade removed The Age The Federation Trail is one of the main off-road shared cycling and walking paths in Melbourne's west, running between Werribee South and Brooklyn along the alignment of the historic main outfall...
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Decycling: Can LA Be A Bike City? - Huffington Post

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Decycling: Can LA Be A Bike City?
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In this country it has come mostly from conservatives, almost as if bike infrastructure -- and the environmentalism that comes with it -- is a cultural enemy along with gay marriage and Obamacare.
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Video: Portland to test solar-powered bike lane lights on Burnside Bridge approach - OregonLive.com

Video: Portland to test solar-powered bike lane lights on Burnside Bridge approach - OregonLive.com | Melbourne Cycling | Scoop.it
Video: Portland to test solar-powered bike lane lights on Burnside Bridge approach OregonLive.com Although fancy solar-powered lights aren't a replacement for smart infrastructure upgrades such as separated cycle tracks, Bower said the city will...
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Cycling booms south of the river - Brisbane Times

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Cycling booms south of the river
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The presentation also revealed cyclist numbers in the city's south and west were almost double those to the north and east.
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Evans unsure of form ahead of world champs - SBS

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Evans unsure of form ahead of world champs
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Former cycling world champion Cadel Evans says it's tough to know if he has the form to win again in Italy on Sunday given he didn't race against the top favourites at the recent Vuelta a Espana.
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Every school student should learn about bicycle safety, Bike SA says - NEWS.com.au

Every school student should learn about bicycle safety, Bike SA says - NEWS.com.au | Melbourne Cycling | Scoop.it
Every school student should learn about bicycle safety, Bike SA says
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BALANCE and how to ride your bike. SIGNALLING when riding. AWARENESS on the road.
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rethink urban - Beyond the myth of 'protecting pedestrians': time for ...

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Then came the kicker: this improvement in pedestrian infrastructure would be accompanied by the removal of a marked pedestrian crossing a block down from the new crossing. This, the Technologist explained, was because ...
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Drapac Cycling announce new signings for 2014 - Cyclingnews.com

Drapac Cycling announce new signings for 2014 - Cyclingnews.com | Melbourne Cycling | Scoop.it
Drapac Cycling announce new signings for 2014
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"Looking towards the long term with the little family that I've got now, this is a fantastic opportunity to move back to Australia and to Melbourne which is something new for me.
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SFMTA to Widen Bike Lane, Remove Traffic Lane on Folsom in SoMa - Streetsblog San Francisco (blog)

SFMTA to Widen Bike Lane, Remove Traffic Lane on Folsom in SoMa - Streetsblog San Francisco (blog) | Melbourne Cycling | Scoop.it
Streetsblog San Francisco (blog) SFMTA to Widen Bike Lane, Remove Traffic Lane on Folsom in SoMa Streetsblog San Francisco (blog) My understanding is that for any city in California to implement cycle tracks that adhere to the CA Highway Design...
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No helmets required for bike share in busy NYC - Today.com (blog)

No helmets required for bike share in busy NYC - Today.com (blog) | Melbourne Cycling | Scoop.it
No helmets required for bike share in busy NYC Today.com (blog) The lack of a helmet requirement in New York's month-old Citi Bike program, which eventually will accommodate as many as 10,000 cyclists — many of them tourists — has some experts...
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