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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
Monday 25 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
Why e-bikes are fast becoming the green transport of choice - TechHQ
Searching for first city to implement 12 best motoring-reduction measures - Forbes
[Podcast] The best electric car is a bicycle - The Spokesmen

Climate report demands ‘systemic’ changes to transportation & planning - StreetsblogMASS
[VIC] Yarra transport strategy aiming for greater sustainability - Micromobility Report
Ireland's Sustainable Mobility Policy shoots for €1m a day on active travel - Cycling Ind News
Irish Department of Transport receives Gold Level Cycle-Friendly Employer Certification - ECF
Fifth of UK’s electric vehicle charging points still free to use - Forbes
Can Portland be a climate leader without reducing driving? - New York Times [free registration]
[Video] How city planning, biking helps reduce America's emissions - Newsy
EARTH DAY, 22 APRIL
Earth Day takeaway: How cycling can help alleviate climate change - UCI
[Video] Portland's 'Bike Bus for Earth Day' nets big turnout in Alameda - Life Car Store
Earth Week: NYC DOT Commissioner announces 2022 citywide Open Streets Program - NYC.gov
CORONAVIRUS - PLANNING FOR AFTER THE CRISIS
Western Sydney wishlist for WestInvest fund - SMH [paywall quota]
REDUCING TRAFFIC SPEED ON SHARED STREETS
[ACT] Police want end to 'stupid speeds' seen on Easter long weekend - RiotAct
Time to end our safer speeds experiment? - Greater Auckland
UK to scrap plans for speed limiters in cars to avoid EU ‘mentality’? - Independent [Apple News]
CYCLING SAFETY
Ten tips for safer cycling by Dutch Cyclists’ Union - Twitter [Henk Swarttouw]
Bicycle police: "Pleased to see this in the 20 mph areas #MakingKentSafer" - Twitter
"Not safe" to cycle in Essex - BBC
[Opinion] Riding a bike in America should not be this dangerous - NY Times [free registration]
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High priority items below are in red type.

National news

[Research] Planning for cycling in local gov't: surveys in Aust & NZ - Jrnl of Trpt & Land Use
[NSW] Parliamentary Friends Group taking politics out of active transport - Micromobility Report
[Online launch 26 Apr] Pedalling for change: community solutions to cycling in Sydney - Syd Uni
[VIC] Frankston's big idea rolls on bike wheels - Bicycle Network
WA government to spend $8m on bikes and walking paths - Bicycle Network

International news

NZ
Construction of controversial Wellington cycleway gets under way - Stuff.co.nz
[Dutch Week 30 Apr] Auckland Orange Bike Ride - Eventbrite
Europe
5 design principles for successful bicycle infrastructure - Dutch Cycling Embassy
Velo-city: bid procedure for the 2025 world cycling summit - European Cyclists’ Fed
UK
Low-traffic neighbourhoods are dividing England - The Guardian
Will local elections put the brakes on low-traffic neighbourhood schemes? - The Guardian
We're pedalling to make Scotland a cycle-friendly country! - Pedal on Parliament
Canada
[Online event 26 Apr] Building the mid-sized cycling city - Windsor Uni [M & C Bruntlett]
USA
New state in the top spot of our Bicycle Friendly States rankings - League of American Bicyclists
New York gets an ‘F’ grade in the new ‘Bike Friendly States’ survey - Streetsblog New York City
How I live car-free in Hartford, Connecticut - Vice.com

From the Golden Coast to the Bay State: US cities on the move - Inst for Trptn & Dev't Policy
Making bikes count - National Association of City Transportation Officials
Sam Balto beaming with pleasure at the turnout for his 'Bike Bus for Earth Day', Portland Oregon
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Opinions expressed in the Cycling News Roundup are those of the respective authors and are not necessarily those of Pedal Power ACT.
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