Category Archives: Hazards

Active Transport – how can you play a part

Read the latest “Active Whitehorse News” click here Check out what it is that makes a great city and how to give one a makeover, living longer, walkable cities are better economically, car addiction, Zero road toll, Fat cyclists, NEL … Continue reading

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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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They saw it coming…

The car was always the cause of all the problems in our cities. As we start the new year, let’s take a look back at how everyone knew the automobile was a menace, yet somehow let it take over anyway. … 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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Riding Safely

You can help by being proactive about safety on a bike. Lights and hi visibility clothing. Research has shown a whopping 270% increase in driver recognition of a cyclist with a flashing rear light compared to without, while another study … Continue reading

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