News: January 2011

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The 3rd Annual Australian Cycling Conference will be held on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 January 2011, at the Rockford Adelaide, 164 Hindley St. As in previous cycling conferences in Adelaide we look forward to welcoming those cycling brethren who make the trip from across the Tasman.As a forum for academics, community groups, practitioners and advocates of cycling to present their cycling research and new cycling projects, it's a great opportunity to network with other people in the cycling field - whether that's research, policy development, planning, facility design, project implementation or product development.With a diversity of presenters covering a wide range of subjects, ACC 2011 promises to deliver another exciting chapter in the book of Australian Cycling Conferences held in Adelaide.The conference is timed to allow delegates to enjoy the cyclefest that hits Adelaide in January...

January 4, 2011
Anne F
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Jan

Cycling in Britain is booming. The ACT (Association of Cycle Traders) states that the UK bicycle industry in 2010 is worth an estimated £1.5 billion, while cycles sales for the year are expected to value between £800m -£850m. Many of us are braving the elements - or enjoying them, depending on your season of choice - and cycling to work.In 2001, census data showed that cycling was the main method of travelling to work for over 650,000 people aged 16 to 74. But how have things changed since then? And what will the 2011 Census show about our cycling habits?The census is a once-a-decade event, run by the Office for National Statistics, that affects everyone in England and Wales. In March 2011 a white envelope with a purple C emblazoned on it will drop through your letterbox. Inside will be a questionnaire which can be completed securely online (through the census website www.census.gov.uk...

January 4, 2011
Anne F
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Jan

With commutes by private cars becoming longer by the day in an increasingly congested city, many citizens are turning back to the humble bicycle or different modes of public transport.In the first week of 2011, around 40-50 people from across the city will voluntarily observe a car-free week. The lot, mainly comprising working professionals, will cycle to work. Those who cannot will resort to commuting by buses and trains. The intention is to come together with like-minded people and spread the message of eco-friendly transport in general and cycling in particular."The car-free week is an event to showcase the feasibility of low eco footprint modes of transport such as bicycles and mass transit (public buses and trains). The advantages include decongestion of roads, freeing up of parking space, benefiting the environment and staying healthy," reads the initiative's draft concept note...

January 4, 2011
Anne F