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A simple solution to imbalance

Bicycle Network CEO Craig Richards speaks about how we can address the gender imbalance in bike riding to make sure all Australians are active and healthy.
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Even a little riding lifts health

A new Swedish study has found that fitness rates are declining at a dangerous rate, but an active lifestyle can help reverse the trend, and could save your life.

No sustainability without bikes

Australia’s national infrastructure planners say we must overcome low rates of active transport to improve transport and sustainability across the nation.
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Are e-scooters polluters

A new study has found that e-scooter programs do not reduce the environmental impact of transportation systems, and in most cases increase greenhouse emissions.
Comox-Helmcken Greenway

Greenway = bums off couch and on bike seat

A study measuring physical activity in residents pre and post developing of a bike-friendly thoroughfare proved that investing in infrastructure does get more people active.

Exercise keeps the flab behind you

New study suggests continued exercise, rather than chronic restriction of diet, is key to stopping previously obese people from regaining weight they've lost.

Driving to work is killing you

Being obese combined with car commuting has been associated with a 32% higher risk of premature death, reports a recent study from British Heart Foundation.

Bikes beat pills for fighting fat

More evidence is emerging that exercise is more effective in reducing stores of the dangerous fat that hides deep in the body than pharmaceutical solutions.
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Ride2School: more than just a day

On the eve of National Ride2School Day, we encourage everyone to get involved in one of Australia's biggest celebrations of active transport, not just the kids.

Crashing solo is half the problem

A new study has confirmed that half of the bike injuries on the road come from crashes that involve just one vehicle: your bike.

Fork fail leads to death

A sudden mechanical failure has lead to the tragic death of an Ocean Grove rider, igniting reminders for all riders to regularly check the structural integrity of older bikes.
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Warming up for Active April

The Premier's Active April encourages Victorians to 30 mins of exercise per day during April, and National Ride2School Day on March 22 is the perfect warm up!
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Cash for commuting catches on

The Italian city of Bari are paying residents per kilometre to ride bikes, in a bid to get people out of cars and rid the city of car traffic congestion.