Cycling

Cycling

Cycling is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, or for sport.

Cycling is widely regarded as a very effective and efficient mode of transportation optimal for short to moderate distances. Bicycles provide numerous benefits by comparison with motor vehicles, including the sustained physical exercise necessarily involved in cycling, that cycling involves a reduced consumption of fossil fuels, less air or noise pollution, much reduced traffic congestion, easier parking, greater manoeuvrability, and access to both roads and paths.

Source: Wikipedia

Safety Tips

Safety Tips

Riding on pathways, roads, in groups and sharing the road … Read more

Source: Cycling Brisbane

Cycling Resources

Cycling Resources

About Cycling, Cycling Benefits, Bike User Guide, Bikeway Maps, Cycling Events, Research and Safety Resources …

Source: Department of Transport & Main Roads

Queensland Cycling Strategy 2017-2027

Queensland Cycling Strategy

The Queensland Government has released the Queensland Cycling Strategy 2017-2027.

The strategy sets the direction for encouraging more cycling, more often throughout Queensland over the next 10 years. It is accompanied by an Action Plan and Queensland State of Cycling Report, which will be updated every two years to help prioritise effective action and respond to changes that impact cycling in Queensland.

The new strategy is about supporting those who ride and those who want to start riding by making traveling by bike a safer and more comfortable option.

The State of Cycling report will also be published every two years to track the progress of achieving the vision of more cycling, more often.

The Benefits of Cycling

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Department of Transport & Main Roads

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People take to their bikes …

People take to their bikes …

… when we make it safer and easier for them

The latest national cycling participation data, released in June this year, show the proportion of Australians cycling has fallen significantly since 2011. This is bad news for health and wellbeing, and for the economy as well.

However, our recent research shows some exceptions to this trend, in places where safe cycleways have been built.

How to prevent your bike from being stolen

How to prevent your bike from being stolen (UK)

Even a basic bicycle for travelling between work and home can be expensive, so it’s no surprise that bikes are a popular target for thieves.

So what are the best ways to help prevent yours from being stolen? Whether it’s at home or away, this guide should help you keep your bike more secure

See also:
Australian Bike Vault
National Bike Register

Road Toads & Pedalphiles

Road Toads & Pedalphiles

Mythbusting the reasons why people hate cyclists

Their lights are too bright, they don’t have lights; they ride on the line, they ride on the road; they ride too fast on footpaths, they ride too slow in traffic; they don’t wear helmets, they do wear lycra.

 

New Electronic Bike Helmet

New Electronic Bike Helmet

Cyclevision … devised the ‘smart helmet’’ featuring video streaming technology to give riders advance warning of impending collisions.

“Bicycle riders are vulnerable road users, and the number of cyclists hospitalised as a result of road incidents nationally has been increasing by about four per cent each year, but with enough warning, a cyclist may be able to take the necessary action to avoid a collision, especially with vehicles approaching from behind and this smart Cyclevision helmet is a great solution”

Drivers are overwhelmingly at fault in collisions with cyclists — should we assume they are liable?

Drivers are overwhelmingly at fault in collisions with cyclists — should we assume they are liable?

To keep our cyclists safe, it may be time to adopt the approach of many European nations by introducing legislation that, in civil cases, presumes that car drivers caused a collision unless there is evidence to the contrary.

 

Helmets Reduce Risk of Serious Injury

Helmets Reduce Risk of Serious Injury

helmets

A major study of bike helmet use around the world from more than 64,000 cyclists has found helmets reduce the risks of a serious head injury by nearly 70%.

The compulsory wearing of bike helmets in Australia has long been a source of frustration for some cyclists, who argue it reduces participation rates. Previous studies have indicated helmet use encourages risk-taking behaviour or does not reduce serious injury to the brain.

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