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Close passes keep happening – here's what we know about why

Any cyclist who’s spent time riding on the road will know the horror of a close pass. That terrifying rush of wind, the car mirror that s...

Push and pull: The surprising physics of a too-close pass

It happens in an instant. You’re out riding, minding your own business, and before you have a chance to react, a car flies past you at gr...

Bike lanes might be more dangerous than no lanes at all

Keeping cyclists safe on the road is going to take more than painted bike lanes. That's the main finding from new research out of Melbour...

Do drivers give female riders more space when overtaking?

Over two days in early 2006, British researcher Dr Ian Walker rode his bike up and down a stretch of road in the city of Salisbury, stopp...

'A metre matters' legislation likely to pass Victorian upper house tomorrow

The Australian state of Victoria could be moving towards the introduction of 'a metre matters' legislation after all, with a Greens bill ...

Victorian cyclists miss out on minimum passing distance law

The Victorian government has announced that it has no immediate plans to introduce a minimum passing distance law for vehicles overtaking...

Victoria inches ever closer to a minimum passing distance law

The Australian state of Victoria appears to be one step closer to introducing a minimum overtaking distance law after a parliamentary com...

Victoria's proposed overtaking laws: Do cyclists always need a metre of space?

While the majority of Australian states and territories have now made changes to their overtaking laws with the goal of improving rider s...