Local government

Feds deliver on safer trucks

Bike riders have had a massive win following the announcement by the Australian today that new safety standards for trucks will come into effect next week.

Hobart plans separated cycleways in the north

The City of Hobart has released two mobility plans for public comment before 13 August, which include recommendations for separated cycleways on Augusta–New Town roads and Creek Road.
Aerial image of the Waterworks Reserve showing the upper and lower reservoirs.

New Pipeline Track connection floated

The City of Hobart is planning a new connection for riders between Waterworks Reserve and the Pipeline Track, opening a more accessible off-road connection between Hobart and kunanyi/Mt Wellington.

Kingborough opens Whitewater way

Kingborough Council has opened the full section of new shared pathway along Whitewater Creek and underpass at Huon Road, providing a comfortable daytime link around the Kingston town centre to Huntingfield.

AIRS technology hits Bundaberg

Bundaberg Regional Council is one of the latest municipalities to collect important transport data using Bicycle Network’s AIRS bike-counting technology.

Input needed from inner west riders

The City of Maribyrnong is looking to strengthen its focus on bike riding in Melbourne's inner west and it wants to know your priorities for a better riding environment.

Port Phillip pop-ups: Take 2

The Department of Transport is about to get rolling with plans to both unwind and improve pop-up lanes in the City of Port Phillip.

$114M for the Ison Road Rail Overpass

A collaborative $114 million investment from the state and federal governments has been announced towards the construction of the Ison Road Rail Overpass.

Pakenham Road upgrades

Riders in Melbourne’s far southeast will benefit from some major road upgrades soon underway in Pakenham. Funded by the Federal Government and delivered by Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV) the upgrades will remove some nasty intersections and provide much better access for riders on existing routes and some major new bike corridors coming in future [...]

Bike opportunities at new Keon station

The concept designs for the new Keon Park Station in Reservoir are out, showing that the connection to the bike route south towards the city has been incorporated.

Rivers masterplan for Geelong region

Work is underway on a new masterplan for the lower reaches of the Moorabool and Barwon Rivers through Geelong, potentially creating new opportunities for combining bike riding with nature and culture.

New concepts out for Geelong link

Updated designs have been released for the rail duplication through Geelong that will deliver an important new connection to the bike network.

Fresh vision for Northern Trails

The municipalities across Melbourne's north have launched a bold new strategy to expand and strengthen the trails network across the region.

More for the Merri Creek

The State government is moving ahead with plans to upgrade the trails on the lower reaches of Merri Creek.

Lutana Link plans suffer setback

The revived Lutana Link project has suffered a setback this week with Glenorchy Council moving the project from its capital works plan for next year to its ongoing Projects Register.
Aerial view of the road bridge and old rail bridge being converted to a shared path across the Forth River.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Coastal pathway progress, road plans for Kingston and Huonville, Derwent ferries introducing fares and Break O Day council's new trails strategy features in this Bike News Bites.

Barking up the wrong tree?

The City of Melbourne wants to create more space for dogs to roam off-leash and one of the parks nominated is on Canning Street, a busy bike route.

Work starts on Skye path

Works is underway on the upgrade of Hall Road and the new shared that will connect Skye and Cranbourne West in Melbourne’s outer south-east.
Stonnington signs up to e-bike trial

Stonnington signs up to e-bike trial

Locals and visitors can now enjoy a new way to move around the City of Stonnington because of a 12-month trial of electric share bikes trial.
Wonthaggi–Inverloch pathway finds funding

Wonthaggi–Inverloch pathway finds funding

The state government has pledged $3 million for a vital connection between Wonthaggi and Inverloch, which will allow people to travel by bike or foot between Inverloch and Cowes.

Surf Parade Shared Path extension

Bass Coast Shire Council contractors have started work on the Veronica to Ozone street section of the Surf Parade Shared Path extension in Inverloch.

Better bike lanes for city’s top end

Streets in the Parliamentary precinct at the top end of Bourke Street are to be reconfigured to give bike riders and pedestrians much improved access to and through the area.

Brisbane parks gear-up for bike boom

The boom in off-road bike riding around Brisbane has caused the Brisbane City Council to earmark 40 parks and reserves to include new off-road cycling facilities