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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 17 July 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
Decarbonising transport: one-year-on review - Gov.uk
The climate question: How can we get more people on their bikes? - BBC Sounds
[Video] Netherlands Consul-General in Milan swaps her official car for a... bicycle - YouTube
Denver e-bike rebate program is on a roll - Westword
A.C.T. DRAFT ACTIVE TRAVEL PLAN
- consultation closes 24 August
Active Travel plan - YourSay ACT
Have your say on Canberra’s new walking and cycling plan - Steel
40 km/h suburban streets could be part of Canberra's active travel future - RiotAct
- Canbarra Times articles [paywall quota]:
Suburban streets could drop to 40km/h but safety campaigners want further slow down
European street feel and safer infrastructure part of ACT government's active travel plan
Lower speed limits for Canberra streets must be backed by evidence: NRMA
ACT government may be surprised by speed limit response - editorial
WALES TO LOWER DEFAULT URBAN SPEED LIMIT TO 20 MPH [30 KM/H]
UK first: Welsh Senedd gives green light for 20mph legislation - Gov.Wales
Introducing 20mph speed limits: frequently asked questions - Gov.Wales
[PDF] Welsh 20mph Task Force Group: final report - Welsh Government
Wales to lower default national speed limit to 20mph - The Guardian
MICHAEL MATTHEWS WINS STAGE 14 OF TOUR DE FRANCE
'This was for my daughter': Canberra's Michael Matthews shines to win stage - CT [paywall quota]
REDUCING TRAFFIC SPEED ON SHARED STREETS
Do bike lanes slow down traffic? - Bicycle Network
National Speed Limit Register - NZ Transport Agency
Traffic engineers do not share your values - Smart Growth America
CYCLING SAFETY
[NZ] The plan for preventing any human toll on our roads  - The Spinoff [NZ Transport Agency]
[NZ traffic crash analysis] Communities at Risk register 2021 - NZ Transport Agency
Travel like you know them - THINK! [UK Government]
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High priority items below are in red type.

Local news

ACT Budget to deliver more road safety upgrades - Barr & Steel
- includes building a Belconnen Bikeway spur to Calvary Hospital
Five intersections to be improved in latest ACT budget roads commitment - CT [paywall quota]
E-bike library expanding so more Canberrans can try some easy riding and cut fuel bills - RiotAct

National news

Reshaping mobility: AITPM National Conference, Sydney, 20-22 Jul - Aust Inst of Traffic Plg & Mgt
[VIC] Yarra’s transport strategy gets thumbs up - Bicycle Network
[QLD] Outer suburbs still outta the loop for bike paths, cyclists say - The Age [free registration]
[SA] More mountain bike trails for Southern Flinders region - Bicycle Network
Trinity Shared Path project in East Perth completed - WA Government

International news

Europe
High-level EU officials pledge support for a pan-European cycling declaration - Euro Cyclists’ Fed
Brussels Government approves first version of Good Living - Pascal Smet, State Secretary
[Ireland][Seminar 2 Sep] Bicycles will save the world: Prof Susan Handy - Eventbrite
The miracle of Milan: taming car use with paint and ping-pong - Forbes
[Video] How cycling in Paris and the suburbs works and why a pastry will save it - YouTube
USA
Top Ten City: Austin, TX - People for Bikes
Global
Making the economic case for cycling - Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
Cycling for Women infographic - Twitter [Inst for Trpt & Devt Policy]

The big idea: should cars be banned from cities? - The Guardian
Just opened: King Street cycleway, Sydney
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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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