A Metre Matters in Canberra and a whole-of-state Bike Plan for Queensland: News from Pedal Power ACT

From the Pedal Power ACT newsletter comes the news that the ACT is enacting new legislation to ensure other vehicles leave at least one metre when passing bicycles.  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-17/new-cycling-distance-rule-to-ensure-a-metre-matters-in-the-act/6703014

Also, the Queensland Labor Government has plans for a bike plan to cover the whole state.  http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/qld-labor-plans-cycling-infrastructure-for-every-region-in-state-20150819-gj35k3.html

And for those who need a video fix: 

A bike to unlearn your cycling skills.

And some cycling ‘myths’ debunked.

Protected intersections for bikes: we’d like to see that

This video link came via the Pedal Power newsletter.  It is for the USA where vehicles travel on the right – so the ‘right turn’ would be our ‘left turn’ and so on.  Worth a look – pass it on to your local pollie!

If you’re going to Canberra, take your bike (or hire one).  Enjoy the wonderful cycling infrastructure of a city where planning always includes bike facilities and paths.  Pedal Power have had a lot of influence on this.  It’s worth visiting the Pedal Power website – and perhaps joining one of their regular rides while you’re there.