Examining the traffic safety of pedal cycles, electrically assisted cycles and electrically powered personal mobility devices, such as e-scooters, in an urban context, this report also proposes a framework to define micromobility and suggests certain limits on mass and speed to classify them.
An analysis of active transport in Melbourne: baseline activity for assessment of low carbon mobility interventions
This paper analyses current active transport usage in a car-dependent metropolis using household travel survey data. A major conclusion emerges: most people and households did not undertake any reportable active transport usage, despite increasing policy support, education and promotion encouraging uptake. Less than a quarter...
This report looks at injury hospitalisations for pedal cyclists in 2015–16, as well as trend information for deaths and hospitalisations from 1999–00 to 2015–16.
The evolution of bike sharing: 10 questions on the emergence of new technologies, opportunities, and risks
This working paper provides decisionmakers at the city level a series of frequently asked questions and responses in order to assess the adoption and implementation of a bike-sharing scheme.
The Share the Road Programme (launched in 2008 by UN Environment and the FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society) acts as an advocate for action. This report highlights the best practice of countries around the world to prioritize the needs of pedestrians and cyclists.
This policy brief draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s transport research community to inform policy makers and the wider community on the critical challenge of increasing participation in active transport.
The coverage of cycling in the news is likely to be shaping public understandings of cyclists and cycling and, by extension, it likely affects both the uptake of cycling and public policy support. This executive summary describes the findings of a linguistic study of items...
Mandatory helmet laws, originally supported by Bicycle Network, were introduced in Australia in the 1990s. However, after a 14-month policy review, the network has decided to call for change.
As dozens of cities try to slash carbon emissions by 2050, Copenhagen aims to do it in half the time - in just seven years. Around the world, more than 70 major cities have pledged to end their reliance on fossil fuels and stop pumping...
Pedestrian and cyclist preferences for tree locations by sidewalks and cycle tracks and associated benefits: Worldwide implications from a study in Boston, MA
To increase levels of biking while improving safety, cities around the world have started building barrier-protected bicycle-exclusive cycle tracks between the sidewalk and the street. With cycle tracks, the unanswered urban planning issues include whether and where to plant street trees and, if planted, whether...