Category Archives: Disability

Whitehorse Budget Blues

Inequitable budget needs changing Whitehorse Council draft budget for 2019-2020 was published in April 18% of the population involved in structured club/sport will receive a massive 97% of the recreation related budget. The 82% who walk and ride for exercise, … Continue reading

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Active Whitehorse News

Active Whitehorse News January/February 2019 is now online. Here’s a sample: And more highlights from this edition are: Some Thoughts on Infrastructure Why is it Unsafe to be a Pedestrian A Walking and Cycling Mecca? Wombat crossings North East Link … Continue reading

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Prioritise cyclists and pedestrians

Roads should be “safe, attractive and designed” to help people use their cars less says UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). UK’s health watchdog has said that Pedestrians, cyclists and public transport should be give priority over … Continue reading

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Bikes for the disabled

A great story courtesy BBC.com People with disabilities will be able to hire specially adapted bikes around Cardiff via an app as a public cycle share scheme expands across the city. By this summer, 1,000 Nextbikes are set to be … Continue reading

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Cars – do we really need them?

Children in the car era: bad for them and the planet By: Hulya Gilbert, University of South Australia; Andrew Allan, University of South Australia; Carolyn Whitzman, University of Melbourne, and Johannes Pieters, University of South Australia Children today spend more … Continue reading

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Free choice advocated

Bicycle Network wants a change to Australia’s helmet laws In all Australian states and territories (excluding Northern Territory), it is currently mandatory for people to wear a helmet whenever and wherever they ride a bike. Bicycle Network is recommending that … 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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