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Wed
04
Dec
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San Francisco's new bike share shows the world how it's done

San Francisco's new pilot bike share program is off to a blistering start, with the hire bikes putting in enough miles to circle the earth seven times in the first three months of the program. The success is good news for the expansion of the pilot, which is the first in the US to be integrated into a regional transport network.

Fri
29
Nov
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Queensland's cycling laws set for overhaul review

Report recommends complete overhaul of Queensland's cycling laws. Cycle Traveller

A Queensland parliamentary committee has recommended a complete overhaul of the state's cycling rules, including a minimum passing distance for vehicles, increased penalties for cyclists breaking the law and the handing of management of all cycling related matters to the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Tue
19
Nov
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Bangkok plans to revive 10 ailing city bikeways

Boys cycling in Bangkok. Photo by khunaspix freedigitalphotos.net. Cycle Traveller

Bangkok is planning to revive 10 bicycle routes through its streets in an effort to encourage more cyclists to the city, according to reports. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) plans the upgrades as part of a scheme to reinvigorate the capital's 35 bikeways, Thai newspaper The Nation reported this month. If realised, the planned works on the 200km network will begin in 2014.

Wed
13
Nov
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Sydney's new Kent Street bike lane tipped to boost commutes

Artist's impression of the extended Kent Street Cycleway in Sydney. Cycle Traveller

It has been three years since it opened, but Sydney's Kent Street cycleway is finally set to be completed with construction to link the Harbour Bridge with Chinatown to begin this week, the city's Lord Mayor Clover Moore confirmed today.

Wed
13
Nov
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Cyclist death tragic as trucking firm joins cycling safety campaign

Trucking company Toll supports cycling safety with 'A Metre Matters' campaign. Cycle Traveller

A 40-year old female cyclist has died in hospital after a collision with a truck in Sydney's inner west. The tragedy – the third cycling fatality on Sydney roads in the past month – tragically occurred at the same time the country's largest trucking company was joining a campaign help reduce cycling fatalities on Australian roads.

Thu
24
Oct
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Glow-in-the-dark bike path on trial in England

StarPath by Pro-Teq Surfacing may one day light up bike paths around the world. Cycle Traveller

Cyclists riding through dark streets and parks may one day find themselves pedalling on light, with the world's first glow-in-the-dark pathway being tested in Cambridge, England. Dubbed 'StarPath', the environmentally friendly UV-powered surface is said to “radically enhance visibility at night”. It may be used as an alternative to street lighting and could help local councils around the world, particularly cash strapped ones, illuminate dark areas while also saving on energy costs and reducing carbon emissions, Hamish Scott of Pro-Teq Surfacing, which developed the technology, said.

Fri
18
Oct
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Shock as Australian cycling participation rate falls since 2011

Cycling participation in Australia falls as fewer kids ride bikes. Cycle Traveller

Cycling participation has declined in the past two years led by a drop in the number of children riding their bikes, with only inner city areas experiencing overall cycling growth, new figures show. “The latest national cycling figures are a wake-up call and a warning that we can’t hope to address high incidence of overweight and obesity in our kids if they are less active than ever,” said Cycling Promotion Fund spokesperson Stephen Hodge.

Tue
15
Oct
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New Australian Cyclists Party launches membership drive

The new Australian Cyclists Party is looking for members to run in the Victorian and NSW state elections. Cycle Traveller

It's been a long time coming, but cyclists finally have their own political party with the launch of the Australian Cyclists Party in Melbourne. However, the party will need to grow its list of members if its hopes of contesting an election are to come to fruition.

Thu
10
Oct
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Vic Roads to trial new bike lane markings in Melbourne to reduce car doorings

New bike lane markings to be tested on Glenferrie Street, Melbourne. Cycle Traveller

Vic Roads will test a new bicycle lane marking approach in Melbourne in a bid to reduce incidents of drivers car-dooring cyclists when exiting their vehicles.

Thu
26
Sep
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Newcastle Challenge route unveiled, entries set to open

Nobbys Beach, the finishing point for the Newcastle Challenge. Cycle Traveller

The route has been unveiled and entries are set to open as cyclists, particularly those in NSW, breathe a collective sigh of relief on the confirmation the inaugural Newcastle Challenge has the all clear to ride.

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