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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
Monday 28 January 2019

Headline news

ACT GOVERNMENT RELEASES NEW TRANSPORT POLICY FOR CONSULTATION
Canberra to be even better connected under updated transport strategy - Fitzharris
Moving Canberra: Integrated Transport Strategy - YourSay ACT
Speed limits could drop to 40 km/h under new transport strategy - CT
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT APPOINTS 'ACTIVE NATION COMMISSIONER'
Lee Craigie appointed as Active Nation Commissioner for Scotland - Sustrans
AUSTRALIAN ROAD SAFETY REVIEW
Road safety focus of new governance review - Deputy PM
UK HEALTH INSTITUTE CALLS FOR ACTIVE TRAVEL TO GET PRIORITY
UK health body calls for Copenhagen-style bike-friendly streets - The Guardian
High priority items below are in red type.

Local news

[Hall] Conflict of interest concerns over bike track, but council not worried - CT
Work on Tuggeranong’s Anketell Street to begin - Steel
Dickson plan aims to put people first in growing area - The RiotACT
Coles' $69m plan for Dickson housing and shopping complex unveiled - CT
New plan for the greening of Braddon - The RiotACT
ACT Government to introduce wellbeing index - CT
New plan to revitalise Northbourne Avenue and city centre - CT

National news

Tapping into the booming mountain bicycle tourism market - CycleLifeHQ [Anthony Burton]
Infrastructure Australia appoints new CEO - Roads & Infrastructure Magazine
'We are not doing enough’: why is Australia failing its cyclists? - The Guardian
A third of Queensland drivers admit they don't comply with close pass law - road.cc

International news

NZ
[Podcast] Auckland shows car-dependent cities how to change - Reinventing Transport
Europe
Vancouver is awesome so why is this local moving to Netherlands? Bicycling, that's why - Forbes
How Dutch Cycling benefits society - Bicycle Dutch

[Video webinar] Lessons from rapid implementation of cycling networks [Paris & Seville] - Vimeo
[Research] The social cost of automobility, cycling and walking in the EU - Science Direct
Italian city Bari to pay people to cycle to work - Cycling Today
UK
Active Travel Champions - Sustrans
Government will miss its cycling target by a mile. It's time to invest - The Guardian
[PDF] Fairness in a car-dependent society - Sustainable Development Commission
[PDF] Cycling Action Plan - Transport for London
London's new official plan for cycling is bold but has a major flaw - The Guardian [Peter Walker]
How London is aiming to become the world best big city for cycling - The Guardian
Temporary traffic management handbook [vulnerable road users] - Transport for London
NHS Scotland uses mountain biking's buzz for mental health program - Forbes [Carlton Reid]
Boardman shows path to break cycle of Manchester’s car commuter hell - The Guardian
Canada
[Video presentation] The urban mobility revolution - YouTube [Peter Ladner, Vancouver]
Build it and they will ride: bicycle geography lessons for Toronto - The Conversation
[Toronto] Bike lanes prove that transportation solutions can be cheap and effective - The Star
[Video presentation] The Future of Mobility with Tim Papandreou - TransLink [Vancouver]
USA
[Video webinar] Using bikes to better North American transit systems - YouTube
America's 10 best new bikeways of 2018 - People for Bikes
Global
25 simple resolutions you can make to improve your city - Fast Company [Brent Toderian]
Cycling in a cooler climate: Northern Territory public servant Jo Cruickshank in Utrecht, while on a Churchill Fellowship to study best practice cycling in Europe. Jo is a Senior Policy Officer working on active travel with the NT Dept of Infrastructure, Planning & Logistics. [Photo by Dutch Cycling Embassy]
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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