November 2023

Tram project to refashion La Trobe Street bike lanes

The State Government announcement of a major upgrade to the La Trobe Street tram route that will also deliver significant improvements to the popular east-west bike facility through the CBD to Docklands.

Rail disruptions coming in December

Heading for Hurstbridge with your bike and counting on trains to complete the journey? There are bus replacement services in the coming weeks that may impact your travels.

Melbourne leads the way on liveable streets in Australia

It's happened in Brussels and it's happened in Paris. It's happened right across Wales and it's about to happen in Amsterdam. Now 30km/h default speed limits are coming to the Melbourne suburbs of Fitzroy and Collingwood.

St Kilda Road overnight closures

There will be overnight closures of St Kilda Road and adjoining streets in the Anzac Station precinct over the coming weeks.

Bridge closure on Federation Trail

Riders on the Federation Trail face disruption for several weeks due to the closure of the bridge over the Skeleton Creek at Hoppers Crossing.

Key Sydney bike route opens

A key piece of Sydney's bike puzzle has been slotted into place, and riders travelling through the Kingsford region have a relaxing new route towards the city.

Singapore airport offers free bike hire

Singapore Changi Airport has a bright new idea to help passengers fill time in between flights, and it involves getting them out and about on two wheels.

Open Streets wins bike culture award

Bicycle Network's Behaviour Change team has earned recognition at the Cycling Luminaries Awards in Canberra this month, taking out the Bike Culture Award for its pioneering Open Streets program.
Artists impression of Longford Main Street redesign showing painted bike lanes and wider intersection kerbs.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Longford winds back kerb extensions for rider safety while Kingborough wants to introduce them, Hobart Council looking for climate champions, and the Tasman Bridge upgrade gets the federal government tick.
Three riders on a gravel path at Cornelian Bay in Hobart.

Rides for everyone as the year ends

It’s a mixed bag of social rides this fortnight. A few out of towners in the Ranelagh and Orford rides, a couple of Fern Tree challenges and the monthly north-west ride is heading to the edge of its turf at Port Sorell.
E-bikes more popular than electric vehicles

Tasmania helps more riders on to e-bikes

Tasmanian e-bike buyers will get a helping hand from government after 17 November through a $200,000 e-bike and e-scooter rebate scheme that will cover up to 12% of the cost of a bike.

Active transport grants help the choice to ride

Bicycle Network has welcomed the Tasmanian Government’s announcement today of active transport grant recipients across the state. “Safer cycle paths to get people to work, school, shops and services are essential if we are going to give people transport choices,” Tasmanian spokesperson Alison Hetherington said. “We know more people would ride for transport if there [...]

Plan for Camberwell Junction re-jig

The hectic Camberwell Junction precinct in Melbourne’s east is set to be re-ordered and revitalised with bike-friendly placemaking and active transport priority.

Train disruptions inbound

Bike riders relying on train travel in the coming weeks should be aware of bus replacement services that may impact their journeys.

Iconic bike bridge to shape Perth

A major bridge project that will significantly improve the riding experience for bike commuters in Perth is starting to take shape.
A teenager rides along Sandy Bay Road with two road cyclists in the distance on the opposite side of the road.

New paper ticks Sandy Bay cycleway option

The City of Hobart has released a Discussion Paper to prepare a new Sandy Bay and Mount Nelson neighbourhood plan, proposing a separated cycleway along Sandy Bay Road.

Anti-lock braking for e-bikes

Bringing a heavy e-bike to a rapid stop on slippery roads can be a nerve-wracking—or worse—experience for riders who have embraced the electric-assist world.

Riding low on exercise risk list

A major five-year study on sport and physical activity has shown that the risks of serious injury are “astonishingly low”.
A group of women wearing hijabs stand iin a line with their bicycle with the middle women holding a sign saying She Can Ride.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Bike News Bites features the members movie night in Hobart, Sally's Ride in Launceston, work on the Foreshore Trail and Hobart Council looking for comments on its budget and climate strategy.
A man wearing a bright yellow hlemet and blue top rides on a bi-directional separated bike lane in Peltro Street Glenorchy

Social rides help others enjoy riding 

Our social rides have a helping flavour this fortnight with the E-bike Coffee Club ride showing people how to get around Glenorchy, ride leader Brian and others helping Alice build confidence at Kangaroo Bay and the Open House Hobart ride getting a Back on your Bike session to get riders ready to roll. 
Cars at a standstill at night on a road with all the lights on and smoggy/foggy conditions.

Emissions reduction plan targets transport

The Tasmanian Government has released a draft plan to reduce the state’s transport emissions, with an increase in active and public transport as one of its priorities.

Amsterdam gets ready for low-speed streets

Amsterdam is preparing to join the growing list of locales with default 30km/h speed limits in built-up areas, as evidence continues building around the benefits for all road users.

Riders embrace Biketober

Biketober is done and dusted and while the riding to work continues for many commuters all over the country, there are figures well worth celebrating from the month-long bike riding challenge.

Swapping Seats saddles up for truck safety

Mixing with trucks is a regular undertaking for bike riders in Melbourne, but as works ramp up on major infrastructure projects in the west, Bicycle Network will be taking the street to promote safety around heavy vehicles.