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Cycling News Weekly Roundup

Sunday 9 December 2018
compiled by Roger Bacon
This is a brief summary of the latest cycling related news from Canberra, Australia and the world.
HEADLINE NEWS
ACT'S FIRST BIKE BAROMETER RECORDS ALMOST 500,000 TRIPS IN A YEAR
Bike barometer stats proof of enormous savings, says Pedal Power boss - CT
Investing in attitudes just as important as infrastructure for cycling - CT editorial
Macarthur Avenue bike barometer display online - Transport Canberra
ACT PLANNING STRATEGY 2018 RELEASED
ACT Planning Strategy - Environment, Planning & Sustainable Development Directorate

Planning refresh strikes right balance in our bush capital - Gentleman
Intense urban infill to feed Canberra's fast-rising population - CT
COMMONWEALTH PARK REVAMP
Commonwealth Park set for $500,000 makeover - CT
Pedal Power welcomes NCA exploration of path separation - Pedal Power ACT
CYCLEWAYS CUT CAR USE, EMISSIONS: UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO STUDY
Cycle lanes and walkways cut car use, reduce emissions, study finds - University of Otago
Cycleways quickly encourage people to drive less, finds NZ study - Forbes.com
OTHER NEWS
High priority items are in red type.
Canberra
ACT Government to spend $2m to encourage kids to walk or ride to school - The RiotACT
More schools to pass ‘Active’ test - PS News
Man who mowed down runner, cyclist in car judged mentally impaired - CT
Mapping health: barriers to healthy living, from a woman's perspective - The RiotACT
Canberra key to Monaro rail trail's potential tourism bonanza for region - The RiotACT
Australia
Childhood inactivity at crisis level - Bicycle Network
- see also item under Global, below
Senate Select Committee into the obesity epidemic in Australia: final report - Parlt of Australia
International Cycling Safety Conference, 18-20 Nov 2019, Brisbane - ICSC2019.com
Why autonomous vehicles won't reduce our dependence on cars in cities - The Conversation
Send us your close passes - Bicycle Network
[NSW] Mark Renshaw to miss start of season after driver hit him on training ride - road.cc
Sydney's share bikes take 22,000 city trips a week - CT
[Expert comments] Victorian state election: how to make the State great in 8 years - CT
Transport Strategy refresh: Participate Melbourne - City of Melbourne
[VIC] Police chided as driver faces court over Dutch cyclist's hit-run death - The Age

Motorist charged with dangerous driving following death of QLD cycle campaigner - road.cc
[TAS] Bicycle budget needs boost to build cycleways - Bicycle Network
NZ
Ian McKinnon Cycleway opened - Greater Auckland
Why we're committed to walking and cycling - OurAuckland
Europe
[Video] How Amsterdam became a heaven for cyclists - Bloomberg
[Video] The life-sized city: Copenhagen - YouTube [Mikael Colville-Andersen & Jan Gehl]
[Blog] Amsterdam vs Copenhagen pt 3: who wins? -  Nicer cities, liveable places
'It’s the only way forward': Madrid bans polluting vehicles from city centre - The Guardian
UK
Southampton school implements no-car zone, prioritising children over motorists - Cyclist
[Greater Manchester] Bee a champion: course materials for urban street design - Urban Movement
Three new cycling and walking projects announced - Transport for Greater Manchester
Canada
Downtown protected bike lane proposal - City of Vancouver
USA
Bring everything urban transit-related under one agency - CityLab
Global
Global Matrix 3.0 on physical activity for children & youth - Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance
Pedal Power President Rosemary Dupont & CEO Ian Ross at the Macarthur Avenue bike barometer
From the final report of the Senate Standing Committee into the obesity epidemic in Australia, p.81
Pedal Power ACT does not endorse articles, videos, or information shared here. They are merely provided as pieces of interest on bike-related matters.
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