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Parking Kills Business Not Bikes or Buses

Many business owners believe that a significant portion of their patronage arrives by car, and that removing on-street parking will force customers to shop elsewhere. However, studies around the globe show that shop owners consistently overestimate the number of shoppers that arrive by car...

NZ Crash Trend

The NZ DSI (death/serious injury) crash trend over the last five years (2017-2021) indicates an average crash reduction of 3% per year. This trend involves fluctuation, possibly caused by covid lockdowns (2020 – 2021). The crash trend for Auckland is similar, though the Auckland decline is more significant...

Public Transport Use Drops and Crashes Increase

In the US, trips taken on public transport are around half of what they were before the pandemic. This is partly due to working from home, reduced transport services, and alternative modes of transport (walking/cycling). Meanwhile, there has been a surge of car-related deaths, up 18% on the...

SUV Advertising & Road Safety

A high proportion of top-selling passenger vehicles in NZ are utes or SUVs, with the double-cab light truck becoming an urban vehicle. Also, marketing videos for SUV’s in NZ promote aggressive driving, such as skidding and jumping. However, light trucks on city streets are bad for several reasons...

Reseal = Protected Bike Lane

A massive transportation authority in Idaho is promising to build protected bike lanes whenever they resurface the most dangerous multi-lane roads in its region. Idaho’s ‘Ada County Highway District’ announced that it would no longer build paint-on-the-ground cycling “infrastructure” on arterial roads, prioritizing...

E-Rider Safety

A concerning number of e-scooter and e-bike users (E-riders) are involved in crashes and present themselves to Brisbane emergency departments. Almost 800 E-riders with device-related injuries attended hospitals in Brisbane over an 18 month period. Also, its expected that injury frequency will grow as E-riding...

Car Ads in France to Mention Walking and Cycling

New laws in France will require car advertisements to mention alternative modes of transport, such as bicycling or walking. It's part of France's plan to reduce pollution and vehicle emissions to combat global warming, and will be required for radio, print, TV, and digital advertising. There are three ad messages that...

Spike in Cycle Accidents During Sydney Lockdown

Covid lockdowns spurred a new wave of cycling enthusiasm in Sydney, and with it, a spike in bike-related injuries. New data shows a 78% increase in bike-related injuries in New South Wales as compared to 2020. There are more people cycling than usual, there are new types of people that are cycling…

Mobile Phones and Driving

Queensland drivers face $1000 fines and four demerit points if they’re caught on camera using their phones behind the wheel or not wearing a seatbelt. Roadside cameras will be permanently rolled out across the state’s roads later this month as part of the Queensland government’s $1.69bn road safety plan…