Cycling in Melbourne
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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 42. Chapters: Bike paths in Melbourne, Bicycle Victoria, Main Yarra Trail, Austral Wheel Race, Dandenong Creek Trail, Ringwood-Belgrave Rail Trail, Gardiners Creek Trail, Outer Circle Trail, Darebin Creek Trail, Mullum Mullum Creek Trail, Scotchmans Creek Trail, Blind Creek Trail, Maribyrnong River Trail, Bay Trail, Kororoit Creek Trail, Herald Sun Tour, Melbourne Critical Mass, Upfield Bike Path, Capital City Trail, Western Port Bay Trail, Diamond Creek Trail, St Georges Road Trail, Around the Bay in a Day, Plenty River Trail, Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic,…mehr

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 42. Chapters: Bike paths in Melbourne, Bicycle Victoria, Main Yarra Trail, Austral Wheel Race, Dandenong Creek Trail, Ringwood-Belgrave Rail Trail, Gardiners Creek Trail, Outer Circle Trail, Darebin Creek Trail, Mullum Mullum Creek Trail, Scotchmans Creek Trail, Blind Creek Trail, Maribyrnong River Trail, Bay Trail, Kororoit Creek Trail, Herald Sun Tour, Melbourne Critical Mass, Upfield Bike Path, Capital City Trail, Western Port Bay Trail, Diamond Creek Trail, St Georges Road Trail, Around the Bay in a Day, Plenty River Trail, Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic, Federation Trail, Waverley Rail Trail, Skeleton Creek Trail, EastLink Trail, Hallam Bypass Trail, Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail, Ferny Creek Trail, Moonee Ponds Creek Trail, Sandridge Trail, Broadmeadows Valley Trail, Ruffey Creek Trail, Station Trail, Laverton Creek Trail, Taylors Creek Trail, Merri Creek Trail, Tarralla Creek Trail, Syndal Heatherdale Pipe Reserve Trail, Steele Creek Trail, Craigieburn Bypass Trail, Bushy Creek Trail, Hendersons Road Drain Trail, Western Ring Road Trail, Hell Ride, Melbourne, Ride to Work Day, Ferndale Park Trail, Wurundjeri Walk Trail, Koonung Creek Trail, Southern Veterans Cycling Club, River Gum Walk Trail, Maroondah Aqueduct Trail, Werribee River Trail, Deer Park Bypass Wellness Trail, Greengully Trail, Gawler Chain Trail, Edgars Creek Trail, Melbourne Summer Cycle, Toolern Creek Trail, Rotary River Ride, Frankston-Baxter Trail, Oppy Family Fun Ride, North Road Trail, Long Beach Trail. Excerpt: Cycling in Melbourne, Victoria is common on the roads and paths for recreation, commuting and as a sport. However it is not one of the popular modes of transportation despite an extensive network of bicycle paths and some designated bicycle lanes on roads. There is an active cycling culture enhanced by a relatively flat topography, and a generally mild climate. Cycling in Melbourne was a very popular form of transport at the turn of the 19th Century, however overall bicycle use went into steady decline with introduction of helmet legislation in the 1990s having a significant negative effect on its popularity. In recent years, the popularity of cycling for health, fitness, and as a non-polluting alternative to the automobile is increasing in Melbourne. Use of bicycles for transport as cycling still accounts for around 2% of trips in Melbourne. Cyclists are often maligned and seen as annoyance by many people in Melbourne. Victorian government policy has begun to favour bicycle-friendly projects, however a ban of bicycles on trains during peak travel periods in 2008 was introduced only to be rescinded a few months later after an outcry from bicycle users. There has been some recovery in the Central Business District of the City of Melbourne (population appx 70K) where figures put cycling at 8% of all peak-hour (7am-10am) commuter traffic. Planning for improvements to CBD bicycles routes and other major arterial routes is underway. The projects, including a bicycle hire system, similar to Vélib' in Paris, commenced in June 2010. Sunday cyclists in Melbourne in 1895.During the 1890s cycle races like the Austral Wheel Race, and later the Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic, were very popular forms of entertainment drawing crowds of many thousands. Cycling was also an exciting new option for transport taken up eagerly by many people. The craze for cycling in the 1890s is portrayed in the poem Mulga Bill's Bicycle by Australian poet Banjo ...
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  • Verlag: Books LLC, Reference Series
  • Seitenzahl: 44
  • Erscheinungstermin: 18. November 2011
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 246mm x 189mm x 2mm
  • Gewicht: 108g
  • ISBN-13: 9781156435458
  • ISBN-10: 1156435455
  • Artikelnr.: 32277078