State government

Older woman wearing red and white dotty helmet and yellow high-vis vest rides on road on a red strep through e-bike.

Government to help people buy e-bikes

The Tasmanian Government has released its Climate Change Action Plan for 2023–25 and for the first time it’s focusing on getting more people on e-bikes.

$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.

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.

Tasman Bridge path designs are here!

It’s been a long wait since the October 2020 announcement that we’d be getting new cycling paths on the Tasman Bridge but this week designs have been released for public comment.
Mooloolaba to Maroochydore Cycleway

Maroochydore cycleway seeks feedback

Design options for a 1.2km bike path between Mary Street at Alexandra Headland and Sixth Avenue in Maroochydore are now open for public feedback.

Stage 1 starts on Murray River Adventure Trail

The first stage of the Murray River Adventure Trail is underway following the appointment of a firm to plan and design the section from Picnic Point in Barmah National Park and Koondrook.
New Trail for Jells Park

New trail for Jells Park

The State Government is starting development of a $5.9M trail in Jells Park, Wheelers Hill, in Melbourne’s East.
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.

Koo Wee Rup link underway

Work will soon be underway on a new 11km trail between Pakenham and Koo Wee Rup in Melbourne’s outer south-east.

State cash for Peninsula Trail

A $3M funding grant from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund has given long-hoped-for momentum to the plan for completion of the ambitious Mornington Peninsula Trail.

Dodgy drivers under more scrutiny

Victoria Police is boosting technology to scan numberplates for cars and drivers that should not be on the road – a major factor in reducing fatal collisions.

NSW to double-up on bike budget

NSW Active Transport Minister Rob Stokes plans to double the spend on active transport to rebalance the states infrastructure priorities and support the record number of people riding bikes.

Pop-up promise flops

Bicycle Network has firmly backed the roll out the pop-up bike lanes in response to the pandemic. However, some of the pop-ups lanes appear to be mere upgrade of paint colour.

More bike buses for Bendigo

Riders can soon bring their bikes when travelling on local bus routes in Bendigo, Castlemaine, and Heathcote, thanks to the extension of the Bikes on Buses initiative.

New shared path to Perth

A new shared path along the eastern side of Mitchell Freeway aims to fill the off-road gap for bike riders and pedestrians journeying into Perth CBD.

Pop-up pulse check

City of Melbourne and Victorian state government both made pop-up bike lane promises when the pandemic struck. Let's do a quick pulse check to see where they're at.

Airport Rail to deliver new bike links

The Melbourne Airport Rail project has announced that new and enhanced bike connections will be delivered as part of the new rail line to the airport at Tullamarine.

Trail at Albion remains open

The trail along the rail corridor from Sunshine to Albion remains open although the station carpark closure at the station has been extended.

Bus replacement to impact bike lanes

Train line shutdowns during December—and the bus replacement services to carry displaced passengers—will impact a number of bike routes between now and Christmas.

TAC enters advertising hall of shame

A recent advertisement from the TAC, published in The Age, has ruffled bike feathers by insinuating riding a bike is some sort of punishment.

All we’re asking is for a little respect

Bicycle Network is proud to support Respect Victoria's ‘Call It Out’ campaign, encouraging all Victorians to call out sexism, sexual harassment and disrespect towards women.

When rail goes up, bike trails go in

The proposal to elevate the rail tracks through Parkdale in Melbourne’s south has created the opportunity for vital new active transport connections and bike routes through the suburb.

More fun for Forrest MTB

The revitalisation of the Forrest Mountain Bike Park continues with design work underway for the new skills park.