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28 September, 2012

The week’s top bike news from around the world, brought to you every Friday.

Local news

A life well lived

Bike pioneer and lifelong adventurer Wendy Law Stuart has passed away at the age of 86. She and school chum Shirley Duncan were the first women to cross the Nullarbor by bike as part of a trip around Australia between 1946 and 1949.

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Melbourne maps out a change of pace

Over the next six-to-eight weeks Melbourne will roll out its new 40km/h speed limit in the CBD in an effort to improve road safety and make the city more active-transport friendly.

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Compulsory high viz proposal rejected

A  proposal to make high visibility clothing compulsory for riders, which was put forward by Victoria’s Darebin Council, has been dismissed by the City of Melbourne, Bicycle Network Victoria and Cycling Victoria.

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Rule of the road

The Punch columnist Wendy Zuckerman explains that bike riders have every right to use the road and why road users have no right to self-police the streets.

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International news

The once and future king

Five reasons why the bicycle is once again set to become the king of the road.

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Good deal prompts good deed

A Portland resident knew something was sus when he was offered a $700 Linus on the street for $40. He bought the bike, but rather than keeping the bargain, he did a little detective work to reunite the bike with its rightful owner.

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Transporting cargo? Use a cargo bike

According to Low Tech magazine at least one quartre of Europe’s cargo, currently transported by vans and trucks, could be delivered by bike.

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Look out!

A new anti-dooring campaign will be played on TVs in New York’s 13,000 taxis in an effort to reduce the high number of dooring incidents in the city.

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De-stress workout

It’s no secret that exercise reduces existing stress levels, but a new study has shown it also keeps anxiety levels low when people are confronted with stress after working out.

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A new look for London’s Boris bikes

Jo Wood, a data-mapping expert and professor of Visual Analytics at City University has turned bike share trip data into a mesmerising work of art.

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