January 2024

New Trail for Jells Park

Jells Park doubles up on trails

Two new trails will be developed in Jells Park in Melbourne’s East after community feedback identified a preference for more varied trail experiences.

Exercise makes your brain bigger

It’s true! Riding your bike builds volume in key areas of the brain for memory and learning, contributing to a better life as you age.

The Dutch switch on new super solar bike paths

Riding a bike is in itself and environmentally-friendly activity, but the Dutch are looking to level up its eco-credentials with expansive new bike paths that generate electricity from the sun.

Clearing up Victoria’s largest landslip in 40 years

Landslips come in all shapes and sizes, but for the Falls Creek community and in fact the whole of Victoria, they don’t come much bigger than the mass of material that swept across Bogong High Plains Road in late 2022.
Male triathlon competitor runs past three young men standing next to the Intercity Cycleway, with the Tasman Bridge visible in the background.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Triathlon to shut cycleway and waterfront paths, womens MTB day at Meadowbank and Launceston pool puts CCTV on bike parking in this Bike News Bites.

Work starts on Harris Street Bridge

The new shared path and bridge on Harris Street in Yarraville that will take bikes over the busy Whitehall Street truck route has started construction.

Can bike lanes be a fit for this Queen?

The long-planned and soon-to-be constructed Queens Avenue shared path in Caulfield East has come under threat from residents who have recently discovered that trees in the way will be removed.
A large lake with gravel path around the edge and two people walking on it.

Making the most of the summer sunshine

We’re back with the first In the Loop social rides heads-up for 2024. The coming fortnight is offering the usual rides around Hobart as well as a country roads expedition.

Franklin Street west closures

Riders in the north of the CBD will encounter changed traffic conditions as work proceeds to dismantle overhead gantries and acoustic sheds built for the Metro Tunnel Project. The removal the overhead gantry at Stewart and Franklin streets has been completed. Shed demobilisation works have started at the Franklin Street West site with the long-term [...]

New Parkiteers in Deer Park, Greensborough and Montmorency

Bicycle Network opened three new Parkiteer facilities as part of the Level Crossing Removal Project on Mt Derrimut Road and the Hurstbridge line duplication projects between October and December last year.  Deer Park Station The opening of the Deer Park station saw the removal of the 68th level crossing at Mt Derrimut Road. The station [...]

Royal Parade works wrap up

Work to install a new water main along Royal Parade has been completed with just road reinstatement to come.

Elizabeth Street closure returns

Workers have returned to Elizabeth Street where Greater Western Water is upgrading the sewer under the west side of the road.

Flemington Road disruptions

Electrical works for Yarra Trams will close sections of the Flemington Road bike lane near the Royal Childrens Hospital in Parkville this month.

Parkiteers Now Open at Greensborough, Montmorency & Deer Park

Between October and December last year, 3 new Parkiteer facilities have been opened thanks to the Level Crossing Removal Project on Mt Derrimut Road and the Hurstbridge line duplication projects. Deer Park Station The opening of the new Deer Park station, which also saw the removal of the 68th level crossing at Mt Derrimut Road, [...]