Category Archives: Health

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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Walking with Wheels

Can the Dutch Strategy for Cycling Work in North America? “Rather than view cyclists as little cars, we should view them as pedestrians with wheels. Then cycling no longer becomes about fitness or speed—it just becomes a slightly faster way … Continue reading

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Cities and Nature

Here’s how to design cities where people and nature can both flourish An impression of biodiversity sensitive urban design (BSUD) developed by the authors in collaboration with Mauro Baracco, Jonathan Ware and Catherine Horwill of RMIT’s School of Architecture and Design. … Continue reading

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Kid and Family Friendly towns

Deliberate design works! Want Families Downtown? Design for them! I've just assembled the definitive collection of tweets on designing kid & family friendly downtowns. Read & share. https://t.co/9s3G9waT8n — Brent Toderian (@BrentToderian) May 18, 2017

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Too much of a good thing?

Walk, ride or scoot this October! Walk to School 2018 runs from the 8th of October through to 2nd November. Check out https://www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au/ and leave the car at home…but not just for the month…make it permanent!  

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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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