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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 10 April 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
Climate change: what Aust cities can do to pull their weight on global warming - SMH [free reg’n]
Ireland’s new Sustainable Mobility Policy is a priority - Irish Government
[Video] Why are these Londoners cycling more? - YouTube [London Cyc Campaign]
We need to redesign cities to tackle climate change - Fast Company
6 ways to halt climate change from the IPCC report - The Washington Post
FEDERAL ELECTION, 21 MAY
Does the Australian car lobby have bikes in its election platform? - We Ride Australia
BUDGET GRANT FOR AMY GILLETT FOUNDATION
$6 million federal Budget boost for Amy Gillett Foundation - Latz Report
CHRISTCHURCH GOES DUTCH, 30 APRIL
Christchurch Orange Bike Ride, 30 April - Eventbrite
[UK] £254 MILLION OVER 5 YEARS FOR ACTIVE TRAVEL IN WEST MIDLANDS
Full £1.3 billion transport investment programme confirmed - W Midlands Combined Authority
REDUCING TRAFFIC SPEED ON SHARED STREETS
20 mph becomes default speed limit in Kensington & Chelsea - TransportXtra
CYCLING SAFETY
Inadequate sentence of driver - Bicycle NSW
Family of Brisbane cyclist killed at crossing warn intersection must change - The Guardian

[Video] "Paint is not enough" - Twitter [21st Century City]
Making the case for Level of Traffic Stress analysis - Mobycon
The best way to beat a bike-lane backlash - Bloomberg
Correction: item included in error
A Canberra Times item last week (‘ACT teacher on tour to push cycling safety’) was from July 2012 and should not have been included. Still interesting, but not news.
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High priority items below are in red type.

Local news

[Opinion] Widening ACT roads to 'bust congestion'? Don't make me laugh - CT [paywall quota]
[Video] Marisa Paterson MLA: adjournment speech 6 April - ACT Legislative Assembly
Fix My Street requests take on average 52 days to be resolved - CT [paywall quota]
E-scooter zones broadened between Civic and Belconnen - CT [paywall quota]

[Consultation closing 8 May] Tuggeranong foreshore improvements - YourSay ACT
Time the bike paths got a trim? - City News
Free buses, light rail in Canberra not the answer to cost of living pinch: expert - CT [paywall quota]

National news

[Graphic] "Want to arrive happy and a bit healthier? Save money? - Twitter [We Ride Australia]
[NSW] Parliamentary Friends of Active Transport - Bicycle NSW
Improved cycleways on the cards for Sydney - Bicycle Network
Sydney cycleway and outdoor dining plans for Castlereagh Street - SMH [free reg'n]
A safer Ride2School for all Victorian students - Victorian Government
[VIC] Great Southern Rail Trail extends to Korumburra - Bicycle Network

International news

Europe
Dublin hosts Cycling Symposium - CIVITAS Handshake
Celebrating World Health Day: what are the health benefits of cycling? - European Cyclists’ Fed
[Online interview] Dr Meredith Glaser with The Urban Cycling Institute - YouTube
"My observations from 4 days cycling in Amsterdam - Twitter [Cllr Rob Wilson]
UK
New survey shows public back action to encourage cycling - Ipsos
Electric bikes: battery technology changes proposition for two-wheelers - Fin'l Times [paywall]
Court of Appeal rejects challenge to Lambeth LTNs - Love Lambeth
Canada
[Video] Bike lanes can win elections. Here's proof - YouTube [Shifter]
[Feature] Sharee Hochman: feminist cities - City Changers
USA
[Video] Washington DC: a biking Streetfilms adventure - YouTube
Colorado cyclist can roll through stop signs, red lights - Denver Post
New Zealand and The Netherlands working together on cycling improvements
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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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