Category Archives: Children

Happiest Children

Why are Dutch children the HAPPIEST and healthiest on earth? Around 75% of 12 – 16 year old Dutch children ride to school. C’mon Australian parents … stop driving your kids to school and let them be healthier and happier … Continue reading

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Good for Busine$$

The $$ benefits of walking and cycling friendly streets This report explores the economic benefits of making streets more walking and cycling friendly. It looks at case studies from around the world showing that catering for pedestrians and cyclists provides … Continue reading

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Building the Cycling City

The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality This book, Building the Cycling City, should be compulsory reading for all Australian urban planners and city councillors. It’s about much more than just cycling – it’s about how the Dutch blueprint for Active … Continue reading

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Are your parklands safe?

Parkland along the Koonung Creek is endangered. If North East Link goes ahead, the proposed Eastern Freeway widening may have a disastrous impact on the parkland and shared paths beside the Koonung Creek between Bulleen Rd and Springvale Rd. It … Continue reading

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Perspectives Differ

Your perspective on a good outcome depends on who you are or who you represent. WATAG believes that Community amenity shouldn’t be overwhelmingly influenced by Traffic Engineers – as is often the case these days. They tend to call on … Continue reading

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Box Hill’s Future – a Pictorial View

Where is Box Hill Headed? You will be interested (and probably quite amazed) at the number of developments in Box Hill currently in the planning stage or under construction. A population increase for Box Hill of up to around 10,000 … Continue reading

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Making cycling safer when carrying precious cargo

From: Bicycle Network – 5th June 2018 Whether in a trailer, tag-a-long or mounted seat, riding a bike with a child passengers can present some challenges. In particular, cycling infrastructure and detours need to be accessible for all and consider … Continue reading

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