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Category: Cycling

Study Finds No Net Benefit from Bike Helmets

Posted by Peter, on November 9, 2015

Canadian study finds no difference in head injury rates between the provinces where helmets are compulsory and those in which they are not.   Continue reading »

Aussies Develop First Fuel Cell Electric Bicycle

Posted by Peter, on September 11, 2014

University of New South Wales researchers have built a bicycle, called a Hy-Cycle, that can take riders up to 125 kilometres on a single $2 hydrogen canister refill. Hydrogen for the Hy-Cycle is carried in a 2.5-kilogram canister that sits near the pedals. The canister feeds a fuel cell, which  continuously recharges a lithium-ion battery. […]  Continue reading »

Let’s Turn Sydney’s Monorail Track into a Cycleway

Posted by Peter, on April 23, 2012

Landscape architect, David Vago, has proposed turning the tracks of the Sydney Metro Monorail into an elevated boardwalk and cycleway, along the lines of New York’s High Line and Paris’ Promenade Plantee. With it’s limited width, maybe turning it into just a cycleway would work.    Continue reading »

Mandatory Bike Helmet Laws Questioned

Posted by Peter, on August 17, 2010

Associate Professor Chris Rissel, from Sydney University’s School of Public Health, has called for laws making the wearing of bike helmets compulsory to be repealed, to encourage more people to ride bikes. Professor Rissel says that the greatest drop in head injuries was in the 80s – before the laws were introduced – because of […]  Continue reading »

Melbourne Gets Bike Share Scheme

Posted by Peter, on June 1, 2010

Melbourne now has a bike share scheme. Cyclists can pick up or drop off the bikes at one of ten docking stations around the CBD. Another 40 stations and 500 bikes will be added by the middle of next year. Roads Minister, Tim Pallas, says that "We would expect that a docking station would be […]  Continue reading »

Ink Cartridge Bike Path

Posted by Peter, on May 27, 2010

Cyclists traveling to one of Central Australia’s popular tourist spots will now be pedaling on a path made from recycled printer cartridges. The Northern Territory Government has spent $130,000 upgrading the Simpsons Gap bike path.      Continue reading »

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