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.
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Riding on pathways, roads, in groups and sharing the road … Read more
Source: Cycling Brisbane
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is developing a new cycling strategy for the state, reflecting the Queensland Government’s commitment to get more people cycling more often.
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.
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”
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.
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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