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Dr Jerome Rachele explores ongoing opposition to Australia's mandatory cycling laws

Institute for Health and Ageing, Australian Catholic University

Commuter cycling is an active and affordable transport option that can improve health through increases in physical activity, and reduce income-related health inequalities via reducing motor vehicle dependency. In this article for Croakey, IHA’s Dr Jerome Rachele explores the ongoing opposition to Australia’s mandatory bicycle helmet laws, their contribution to cyclist safety, and their impact on public health.


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