Category Archives: Safety

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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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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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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