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2016 Perth Bike Week wrap up

Bouquets to University Bicycle Club (UBC UWA) for their City Soapbox series during WA Bike Week last week. A very brief wrap up of what each speaker had to say (with some links) is as follows:

Bicycle transport and why councils can’t afford to ignore it
Matt Buckels, transport planner and City of Vincent councillor
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/bike-week-2016-why-local-governments-cant-afford-to-ignore-cycling-20160313-gnhuxu.html

Cycling’s dirty secret: what the rise of urban biking is really all about
Heinrich Benz, former CEO of advocacy group Bicycle Transport Alliance
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/perth-bike-week-2016-uncovering-the-dirty-little-secret-of-urban-cycling-20160314-gnizvf.html

The economic case for investing in safe bike infrastructure (but bring more than a can of paint)
Andrew Wilkinson, transport economist and author of the Perth Cycle Ring
http://www.communitynews.com.au/news/Report-has-ring-of-truth/7668026

Cycling policy and why people in Perth think it’s normal to drive 700m to the shops
Oliver Laing, PhD candidate researching transport behaviour, culture and policy
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/bike-week-2016-why-perth-must–copy-amsterdam-by-putting-cycling-on-the-agenda-20160316-gnl2d9.html

Cycleways to create communities
Rachel Pemberton, City of Fremantle councillor
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/perth-bike-week-2016-finding-a-new-community-outside-of-a-50kmh-tin-can-20160317-gnlpe9.html

Also:

Ebikes in the news:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-06/electric-bikes-pose-safety-risk-expert-says/7224270

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