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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 27 March 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
Cycling UK: govt’s Spring Statement is “sticking plaster for the problems we face today” - road.cc
Electric bike sales are booming, thanks to high gas prices - Treehugger
E-bikes and their capability to reduce car CO2 emissions - Science Direct
Less funding for road expansion, billions for greener transport projects - Colorado Public Radio
‘I can’t move my car’: Americans struggle as vehicle expenses rise - The Guardian
CORONAVIRUS - ACTION DURING THE CRISIS
Studying the Parisian bike boom - Streetsblog San Francisco
Get cycling to fight obesity, urges Sir Chris Whitty - road.cc
A BIG WEEK FOR CANBERRA CYCLING
- Transport Minister Chris Steel makes a major statement on active travel
[Video from 10’12"] Minister Steel making his Active Travel statement, 23 Mar - ACT Leg've Ass'y
Transport Minister delivers plan to encourage uptake of active travel - Pedal Power ACT
- New penalty for negligent driving harming a vulnerable road user
Stronger safety laws promote sharing the road - Steel
Explanatory statement about the amendments passed by the Assembly - Jo Clay MLA
Improved laws protecting vulnerable road users to be introduced in the ACT - Pedal Power ACT
Tough new penalties on the spot for motorists who break rules and harm cyclists - RiotAct
- Senator Zed Seselja announces $2.7 milion to improve active travel
$16 million for Canberra priority projects - Seselja
- ACT Greens MLA Jo Clay releases a discussion paper on active travel
Why we need more active travel and how to get it: ACT Greens' discussion paper - ACT Greens
Greens push for car-free days, slower speed limits in some areas - CT [paywall quota]
REDUCING TRAFFIC SPEED ON SHARED STREETS
Flyer: Neighbourhood Slow Down Day, 25 March - Safe Streets to School
The case for 30 km/h - Thanks for 30
Speed management planning - Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
CYCLING SAFETY
"Operation Close Pass is effective: it both enforces and educates." - Twitter [Adam Tranter]
[Video animation] How to pass bike riders - YouTube [Sidelines Traffic]
Public attitudes to road safety - Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Initial findings from Dangerous Junctions summit - London Cycling Campaign
TfL’s reputation at stake if cyclists keep dying at Holborn, Mayor warned - Evening Standard
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High priority items below are in red type.

Local news

[PDF] Budget review: ACT Budget 2021-22 - ACT Treasury

National news

Ride2School Day, 25 March: a wheelie big celebration - Bicycle Network
Getting bikes onto federal election agenda - Bicycle Network
Physical activity, 2020-21 financial year - Australian Bureau of Statistics
Bike riding as a solution to rising petrol prices – Bicycle NSW
The ability to ride – Bicycle NSW
[VIC] Why the city needs safe and more reliable alternatives to car usage - Infrastructure Victoria

International news

Europe
How electric cycles and micromobility are enabling more inclusive transport - Mobycon
The challenge of declining bicycle sales in leading cycling nation - A view from the cycle path
UK
Active Travel minister told children not to cycle on “terrible” local roads - road.cc
Ridding transport of gender bias is no simple task - Smart Transport
Canada
Canada introduces newcomers to bike riding - Bicycle Network
USA
"Polluting gridlock on the right. A functional and sustainable transport system on the left" - Twitter
Gearing up: new lane brought belated bike boom to Brooklyn Bridge - am NewYork
FHWA’s Complete Streets report: transforming roadway safety and design - Smart Growth America
Ride2School Day 2022: cycling students with Victoria's Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Ben Carroll
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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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