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Creating a cycling-friendly Australia

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To get Australia moving!  We contest in government elections to affect political change toward creating improved opportunities for more people to cycle and to do so safely.  We see a close link between cycling and transport, health and planning priorities.

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Australian Cyclists Party shared CAW - Cyclists Against Westconnex's post.Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at 7:30pm
NSW: how much space can one interchange waste? Our friends at CAW have made this handy comparison using MapFrappe.com.

Here we see the Westconnex Interchange, destroying a vast chunk of St Peters, versus the space occupied by the Sydney CBD. The CBD is responsible for a decent percentage of the entire NSW GDP. And before you say "but we need both", 90% of commuters get to the CBD on PT. So no, we really don't need another big freeway dumping cars into the city.

We won't be boosting the economy much by destroying a CBD sized hole in the inner west.
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Australian Cyclists PartyWednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 6:13pm
VIC: Melbourne is no longer no. 1 on the liveability index. The new winner is Vienna. How do they make these lists?

"Despite the hype, the Global Liveability Index focuses on things that matter to expats, not citizens. This is different to what is important to the average person living in Vienna, Melbourne or any other city – such as housing affordability, walkability, access to public transport and education, and the number of bike paths."
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Australian Cyclists PartyMonday, August 13th, 2018 at 2:36pm
UK: (old article) "Cycle lane lunacy!"

"In their latest story, the Mail spoke to motorists stuck in a jam beside a cycle lane to the south of London’s Blackfriars Bridge. Most said that while the lanes were busy with bikes during rush-hour, they could be ‘almost empty’ at other times."

It's a common complaint. What's the best response to that?

We'd point out that
-more people can move during peak hour, when the need is the greatest
-it's for people's safety which is reason enough in itself
-we keep riding around on roads outside peak hour that have absolutely no cars on them. No-one is asking that these roads get ripped up?
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Australian Cyclists Party shared Modacity's photo.Sunday, August 12th, 2018 at 10:22pm
Towards zero - this image explains why we must choose between vehicle speed or safety for people on the average street.

Fancy falling from three stories height? Getting hit at 50km/h is roughly similar. You can see the approximate equivalents of other speeds in the graphic, common speed limits in our cities and not slow enough to be safe.

Having a network of low speed streets would do a lot for pedestrian safety, and encourage cycling.

(via @JoliUrbaniste on Twitter, via Modacity).

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Australian Cyclists PartySunday, August 12th, 2018 at 1:42pm
UK: Martin Porter QC: "It’s absolutely key that we recognise that we’re all pedestrians, many of us drive and quite a few of us ride bikes, too. These aren’t mutually exclusive tribes: we’re the same people, and it’s important to resist any such tribalisation in discussions around road safety."
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