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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 28 August 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
This country is paying drivers $4,000 to switch to an electric bike - Electrek
Sustainable transport plan will fail unless we stop putting cars first - Irish Examiner
If we all cycled like the Dutch, global emissions would drop nearly 700m tonnes - Euronews
Transport is blind spot in the vision for achieving net-zero by 2050 - The Driven
SUBMISSION ON THE DRAFT A.C.T ACTIVE TRAVEL PLAN - PEDAL POWER A.C.T.
Pedal Power submission: draft Active Travel Plan - Pedal Power ACT
[PDF] Text of submission - Pedal Power ACT
[VACANCY] COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER - PEDAL POWER ACT
Are you our new Comms Manager? - Pedal Power ACT
Communications Manager job description - Pedal Power ACT
NEW 'CYCLING CITIES' INDEX RANKS MELBOURNE #20, WELLINGTON #30, SYDNEY #40
Global Bicycle Cities Index 2022 - Luko Insurance AG, Europe
These are the 10 most bike-friendly cities in the world (and 9 of them are in Europe) - Euronews
REDUCING TRAFFIC SPEED ON SHARED STREETS
30 km/h speed limits for more WA streets following 'Safe Active Streets' success - Bicycle Network
Edinburgh’s 20mph scheme cuts collisions and casualties: analysis - TransportXtra
NYC's anti-speeding tech could be a safety breakthrough - Bloomberg
CYCLING SAFETY
Australasian Road Safety Conference, 28-30 Sep, Christchurch & online - Austroads
Proposed changes to the National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework - Austroads
Shared path upgrade improves bike safety for Ellenbrook families - WA Government
Adults’ self-reported barriers and enablers to riding a bike for transport - Transport Reviews
[UK safety campaign] #TravelLikeYouKnowThem - Twitter [UK Government]
SUVs 'eight times more dangerous' to kids walking or cycling than smaller cars are - road.cc
Three common types of bike laws that are overdue for an overhaul - Streetsblog USA
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High priority items below are in red type.

Local news

E-scooters expanded to Gungahlin and Woden/Weston - Steel

National news

Better health through an evidence informed Wellbeing Budget - Public Health Assn Aust
$11.5 million boost for regional active transport - NSW Government
[Sydney] Funding secured for Pippita Rail Trail - Bicycle Network
A message from new Bicycle Network CEO - Bicycle Network
Adventures abound with new Collie mountain bike trails - WA Government
$225,000 to gear up WA schools to support active families - WA Government

International news

NZ
Soaring Bridge Beauty on the Manukau - Bike Auckland
Bikes vs cars (per capita) - Greater Auckland
Europe
[Copenhagen] Imagine a city…. - TransportXtra
UK
We should be encouraging cycling, not putting in place more regulation - The House [S Saxby MP]
[Video] "The only country to have number plates on their bikes? N Korea” - Instagram [Guardian]

[Video] "When all the cars disappear, it's just nicer" - Twitter [James May]
Re-appointed Chair of Welsh Active Travel Board calls for focus on E-bikes - Nation.Cymru
GPs to prescribe walking and cycling in bid to ease burden on NHS - The Guardian
Increase walking and cycling budget to relieve NHS, says Sustrans CEO - Cycling Industry News
[Letter] Cost of living pressures are eased by cycling - The Guardian [CEO, Cycling UK]
Central Oxfordshire Travel Plan - Oxfordshire County Council
USA
[Video][Mackinac Is MI] "Some thoughts on what’s possible in cities" - Twitter [Mayor Bauters]
From Auckland, by the New Zealand Minister of Transport
From Slovakia
From The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, 22 August
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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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