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Pedal power gains momentum

Ride2Work Day encouraged people to ditch the car seat for a bike seat, but Philippe Perez says our cities still aren't bike friendly.

Whether it was lycra-clad pedal pushers or casual cruisers in street clothes, Ride2Work Day saw all sorts of cyclists pedal their way to work yesterday.

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But while the benefits of commuting by bicycle are well known, many cities around Australia still face challenges in order to become bike-friendly. Philippe Perez spoke to four bike commuters yesterday, discussing what needs to be done to improve conditions for cyclists.

Corey Boardman from Velo Cycles at a Ride2Work celebration in Carlton North yesterday.
Philippe Perez

Philippe Perez is a second-year journalism student at La Trobe University and hopes to grow his bike collection to include a folding bike. You can follow him on Twitter: @p_perez.

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