Val and Faith are joined in the studio by Thijs van der Heiden of Sparque.
Thijs gives us an update on Sparque, an electric bike business that makes e-bikes accessible with salary packaging, lease or buy arrangements, and it's development since we last spoke to him a few years ago.
Discussion then turns to 'strict liability', an issue often raised by pedestrian and cycling advocates in Australia but which is also often misunderstood. We discuss the insurance arrangement, how it doesn't apply to traffic or criminal matters, what it has achieved in countries adopting it, and just as imoportant, what it hasn't. For further reading, particulalry about the Dutch experience check out Bicycle Dutch,and for a broader perspective this Report on Strict Liability.
Chris, Faith, Val and Steve