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Bicycle advocacy comes in many guises

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It may be the piercing heat or perhaps the two weeks off work but I've come to realise that I am a bicycle advocate. I don't lobby politicians or connect with focus groups. I advocate for bikes through the very things that I love doing most: design, writing and cycling. When I first moved to Canberra 5 months ago I bought a beautiful new mountain bike. Canberra is well known for its off-road trails and I just didn't think my white Dahon would make it. But when it came to changing tack from road cycling to mountain biking I discovered...

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Bike racks are big business - except for me!

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Bike racks are big business - except for me!

In 2008 The Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, in conjunction with New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and  Transportation Alternatives announced the winners of the CityRacks Design Competition. Since then, the winning design, the NYC HOOP RACK by Ian Mahaffy and  Maarten de Greeve has become the new standard bicycle rack for the streets of New York City. In 2013, the winners of the indoor cycle parking facility section of the same competition, Cyclehoop, have seemed to inspire the design for cycle stands in New York. Cyclehoop's website speaks of how their proposal is being emulated by the Department of Transport with the new City...

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