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CYCLING NEWS ROUNDUP

weekly cycling headlines from Canberra, Australia and the world

compiled by Roger Bacon, Pedal Power ACT Advocacy Team
roger.bacon@tpg.com.au
Sunday 3 April 2022

Monitoring ACT GOVERNMENT CYCLING COMMITMENTS 2020-24 - Pedal Power ACT
 

Headline news

The ACT Legislative Assembly declared a climate emergency on 16 May 2019.
CLIMATE EMERGENCY ACTION
A 10-point plan to cut oil use - International Energy Agency
Brussels bumps up bonus to forgo cars - Micromobility Report
A transport convergence: the right policies will favour safety, environment & economy - Goodwin
ANOTHER A.C.T. TRANSPORT PLAN IN THE WORKS
New Multimodal Network Plan to synchronise urban development and transport links - RiotAct
A.C.T. GOVERNMENT URGED TO INCLUDE E-BIKES IN LOAN SCHEME
BIA challenges e-bikes omission from ACT Sustainability Loan Scheme - Micromobility Report
NSW MPs LAUNCH 'PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF ACTIVE TRANSPORT' GROUP, 30 MARCH
Parliamentary Friends of Active Transport - speech at launch by Jo Haylen MP, Co-Deputy Chair
FEDERAL BUDGET
2022 federal Budget - We Ride Australia
REDUCING TRAFFIC SPEED ON SHARED STREETS
Auckland Transport Board approves more speed reductions to save lives - Auckland Transport
Influencers: Lena Huda - Micromobility Report
Fundamentals of a safety first approach - Mobycon
CYCLING SAFETY
ACT teacher on tour to push cycling safety - CT [paywall quota]
Rider both beneficiaries and targets of new ACT road laws - Micromobility Report
Trpt for London funding crunch: “extremely difficult” to make Holborn Gyratory safe - road.cc
[UK] Cyclist pulled over by police for not riding ‘courteously’ - road.cc
[UK] Seven ways Gosforth High Street has changed for the better - SPACE for Gosforth
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High priority items below are in red type.

Local news

Minister’s statement on active travel: full Hansard text at pages 466-472 - ACT Leg Assembly
Learn some big skills for small bikes these school holidays - Pedal Power ACT
[Opinion] Why do we need to duplicate Athllon Drive? - CT [paywall quota]
Green light for raising of London Circuit paves way for light rail extension - RiotAct
Braddon traders welcome active travel options but on-street parking must stay - RiotAct
Belconnen Bikeway progress - City Services

National news

Active Healthy Kids Alliance Report: for Australia, it’s D- overall - Aust Soc for Physical Activity
Sydney Harbour Bridge cycleway design revealed - SMH [paywall quota]
Ride2School boost - Sport and Recreation Victoria
[WA] New $100m Swan River pedestrian and cycling bridge - Micromobility Report
Hobart mayors pitch bike network for election - Bicycle Network

International news

NZ
Wellington adopts NZ’s largest cycleway network - Micromobility Report
Europe
[Podcast] An activist planner’s network analysis of bike lanes in Paris - Spokesmen
The highway projects that almost destroyed Copenhagen - Medium [M Colville-Andersen]
[New book] Cycling pathways - Amsterdam University Press
UK
Traffic Management Act 2004: network management to support active travel - Gov.uk
Get on your bike? Not if some Tory councils have their way - The Guardian
"We’ve added almost 250 km of new routes, we aren't stopping there" - Twitter [Mayor of London]
[Vacancy] Active Travel Officer - Dorset Council
[PDF] Impact of road space reallocation for active travel on public health - Public Health Scotland
Canada
[Video] The price of gas does not have to hurt this much - YouTube [Oh the Urbanity!]
USA
Don’t pander to drivers on gas tax . Help them drive less instead. - Streetsblog Chicago
Every city’s cycleway network should be as dense as road network: American academic - Forbes
[Video recording] Bikenomics webinar - YouTube [Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency]
How many layers of irony can you spot in this Minneapolis photo?
Shifting transport resource allocation away from roads
 
“My own contribution [to the Parliamentary conference on transport safety] sought to explore the safety system in a much wider context. It treated the interaction between 
  • safety (together with its closely allied issues of health and security);  
  • congestion (with its associated issues of economic efficiency);  
  • and climate change (both adapting to it, and the contribution of transport to reducing it).
“The argument was that in major respects these three great problems of transport policy have converged in requiring overlapping, and in some cases identical, policy measures. Taken together this would support a major shift in funding and priority from the roads programme to active travel, public transport, and sustainable planning. 
 
“But the appraisal framework has not yet quite caught up with that. I think we have a dissonance between best appraisal approaches and most commonly used appraisal practice. This has evolved in the last 50 years of economic cost benefit analysis of transport policies and projects, aimed at addressing the key flaw in classical economics, namely that not all costs, and not all benefits, are included in market prices. This especially means the social costs which individuals, in pursuit of what they see as their own best interests, impose on other individuals as an unintended consequence of their actions. The two earliest examples of this were congestion and safety.”
 
from UK Emeritus Professor Phil Goodwin
A tansport Ccnvergence: the right policies will favour all of safety, environment, and economy
Local Transport Today, 25 March 2022 [emphasis added]
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