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Pedal Power ACT Cycling News Roundup
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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 1 May 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
Sustainable urban mobility benchmarking - Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
[UK] Global warming won’t wait: Gov't net zero targets demand rapid change - TransportXtra
Cuts to fuel duty 'equivalent to 3 times current active travel spend’: Cycling UK - Cycling Weekly
CORONAVIRUS - ACTION DURING THE CRISIS
[London] Park Lane’s pop-up lane attracts up to 2,400 cyclists/day after controversy - Even'g Std
Legal challenge to Lambeth LTNs dismissed by Court of Appeal - TransportXtra
CORONAVIRUS - PLANNING FOR AFTER THE CRISIS
Melb bicycle lanes discontent as council manages growing pains - The Age [paywall quota]
As Melbourne re-evaluates its streets, could the CBD become car-free? - SMH [paywall quota]
NSW ACTIVE TRANSPORT SUMMIT, 28 APRIL
Active Transport Mobility Summit 2022 - Transport for NSW
"And that’s a wrap! The #MobilitySummit22 - Twitter [Trpt for NSW]
New data on e-bike incentives released as historic NSW transport summit kicks off - We Ride Aust
MAJOR CYCLEWAY EXPANSION FOR EASTERN SYDNEY
"We’ve released Sydney’s answer to London’s super cycleway" - Twitter [Minister Stokes]
Strategic cycle paths across eastern parts of Sydney: state gov't plan - The Age [paywall quota]
"NSW has outlined 30 new cycling corridors (250 km) w more to come" - Twitter [We Ride Aust]
CANBERRA FORUM ON WOMEN'S CYCLING, 6 JUNE
[Open forum 6 June] Her Way, with Dr Marisa Paterson MLA - Pedal Power ACT
REDUCING TRAFFIC SPEED ON SHARED STREETS
Speed management planning - Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
"Slower speeds are achieved not by posting a sign, but by engineering” - Twitter [Bruntletts]
50 km/h roads where cyclists and cars mix are disproportionately dangerous: Dutch data - ETSC
Deadly divergence: will Britain ignore EU push for car speed limiters? - 20's Plenty for Us
CYCLING SAFETY
Innovative measures and tougher regs: NSW new road safety action plan - CT [paywall quota]
Cycle safety - Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
24% more people would cycle in Wales with safer streets, YouGov study shows - Cycling Ind News
Most adults in Scotland want safer streets for walking and cycling - Cycling UK
Bill would require bicycle and pedestrian safety in general plans – Streetsblog California
[NYC] Mayor Eric Adams touts $904 million, 5-year traffic safety plan - NY Post
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High priority items below are in red type.

Local news

Canberra to the MCG ride for ovarian cancer research - Ride For Research
[Opinion] "The folly of widening roads to ‘bust congestion’” - Roger Bacon [Pedal Power ACT]

National news

Movement and Place - NSW Government
Sydney Olympic Park $100m upgrade unveiled by NSW and Federal Gov'ts - Twitter [NSW Minister]
Bikes for Schools program continues to grow - AusCycling

[Video] A look at two Active Travel Schools - YouTube [Bicycle Queensland]
[NT] How a teacher's love of cycling & nation-wide donations started Yarralin's bike club - ABC

International news

NZ
Bike network plan - Wellington City Council
Europe
"Just a few years ago, riding a bike in Paris was NOT like this.” - Twitter [Brent Toderian]
UK
Our asks for the 2022 English regional elections - Sustrans
[Vacancy] Cycling and Walking Development Officer - W Midlands Combined Authority
[Video recording] Scotland & Wales active travel plans - YouTube [All-Party Parl Gp for Cycling]
USA
City supervisors permanently boot cars from JFK Drive - San Francisco Examiner
[Video] Come along on a United Nations NYC bike tour - YouTube [Streetfilms]
Global
What would happen if everyone cycled? - Shimano
In Leicester, England ...
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