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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 4 September 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
New poll reveals Australians support greener transport options - Bicycle Network
NZ Minister: Providing transport choice is the balanced approach - Cycling Action Network NZ
Christchurch 'the perfect city' to discover the joy of cycling - Stuff.co.nz
Bike protest takes over German motorway - BBC News
[UK] Banish cars from the road and make cities cycling-friendly, bus chief urges - road.cc
The age of ‘the car is king’ is over. The sooner we accept that, the better - The Guardian
Support new performance measure to reduce GHG emissions - League of American Bicyclists
NY lawmakers want to bring e-bikes to the people - Streetsblog New York City
CORONAVIRUS - PLANNING FOR AFTER THE CRISIS
Pop-up cycleways: how a COVID-19 “policy window” changed Sydney - American Planning Assn
Changes proposed to the City of Port Phillip pop-ups - Bicycle Network
Cycling fell in England because “short-sighted councils pulled out protected lanes” - road.cc
Number of people cycling in England falls a year after £2bn plan - The Guardian
CANBERRA'S E-BIKE LIBRARY EXPANDED
Canberra Electric Bike Library expanded - Rattenbury
Canberra Electric Bike Library expands with seven new bikes - CT [paywall quota]
REDUCING TRAFFIC SPEED ON SHARED STREETS
[NSW] Helensburgh 30 km/h speed limit planned - Wave FM
Cars will be guests at 30 km/h across inner Amsterdam - Twitter [M & C Bruntlett]
Can 20 mph speed limits reduce community severance? - Trprt & Health Integrated Rsrch N'work
CYCLING SAFETY
[NZ] Footage shows 'astonishingly bad piece of driving' as truck misses cyclist - Today FM
[UK] New offence of Causing Serious Injury by Careless Driving - Leigh Day Solicitors
Spat at, abused and run off the road: why do some people hate cyclists so much? - The Guardian
[Research] Effects of large vehicles on pedestrian and pedalcyclist injury severity - Science Direct
'The Street Project' documentary spotlights US traffic safety crisis - Bloomberg
"Those bike lanes are just death traps.” - Twitter [Action Commitee for Transit]
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High priority items below are in red type.

National news

[Webinar 20 Oct] NSW Movement and Place Framework - Austroads
[Video] Railway tunnel under Central set to become newest attraction - Twitter [9 News Sydney]
[TAS] Final approval of NE rail trail gets moving - Bicycle Network

International news

NZ
On the go newsletter, 30 Aug 2022 - Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
A bike-friendly mayor for Auckland? - Bike Auckland
Active travel link between Wellington & Lower Hutt - Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Doubts surround $30m shared path for Wellington's eastern bays - Stuff.co.nz
[PDF] Coloured surfacing principles: best practice guidance note - NZ Transport Agency
Europe
[Podcast] The many social and psychological benefits of low-car cities - Volts [M & C Bruntlett]
Ghent’s history and future with cycling - European Cyclists’ Federation
UK
Jeremy Vine breached impartiality rules over LTNs, says BBC - The Guardian
“I am still allowed to praise cycle lanes”: Jeremy Vine on BBC impartiality ruling - road.cc
Consultation on trial traffic filters 2022 - Let's Talk Oxfordshire
How car culture colonised our thinking – and our language - The Guardian
Ttraffic-stopping tech helps Glasgow school’s bike bus on its way - The Guardian
USA
Parking reform is key to building bike-friendly cities - People for Bikes
 
Glasgow
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