September 2023

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.

Path detour at the Polly Woodside

The section of the Yarra Trail along the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) will be detoured the weekend after next.
A group of people with bikes stand in a line next to a car park, with some waving at photographer.

Thursday Twilights are back

Daylight Savings starting next month also means the return of TBUG’s Thursday Twilight rides around Launceston’s trails and paths. The 10km ride is an easy re-introduction to riding or just a handy introduction for people new to the city to find their way.
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Two monster cycling weekends coming in November

Cyclists of all kinds will have the opportunity to ride closed roads in the south and north of the state on the first two weekends of November. The Cygnet Cycling Festival is back on Saturday 4 November after its successful inaugural outing last year. Families and recreational riders will again get the chance to follow [...]
Group of Riders stand in a line in front of Mt Roland.

Find a Tassie group ride

Spring has sprung which prompts many of us to want to shake off winter hibernations and get active again. Riding a bicycle is one of the easiest ways to improve your fitness but do you do it on your own or with a group?

Ride for Respect 2023

Bicycle Network is running training rides for the Ride for Respect corporate cycling day which supports Carlton Respects mission to combat family violence.

Bike packing to Tae Rak

Retrace the tracks of President James Garriock's bike packing journey to Tae Rak (formerly Lake Conder).

Train service disruptions

Riders who take their bikes on trains face disruption over the coming weeks as buses replace trains on a number of metropolitan routes in Melbourne.

Tram works on La Trobe Street

La Trobe Street will be subject to night closures in October as preliminary works get underway prior to a major project to replace tram tracks.

Dudley Street link to close

The handy link between West Melbourne and Docklands along Dudley Street will close for two months from early October.
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Tassie Bike News Bites

Getting staff riding, Dorset looking for priory project support, Bicycle Network up for an award and Hobart MTB news features in this Bike News Bites.

Your 1000 trees on target

Improving conditions for bike riders and making it easier for everybody to choose sustainable modes of transport can mean great things for the environment, but at Bicycle Network we know there is always more that can be done.

Open Streets has success in the south

Following great success at a number of schools in Melbourne's north, earlier this year Open Streets ventured to Malvern's Lloyd Street Primary School in Melbourne's south-east.

Parramatta Light Rail Project gets $200m boost

The NSW Government has committed a further $200 million to the Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2, a long-delayed infrastructure project that will deliver important new connections for bike riders.
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Take your pick of Tasmanian rides

Our social ride leaders have another great mix of rides on offer this fortnight with location across the south, Tamar Valley, Cressy and Gunns Plains. All rides are free to join and are run by Bicycle Network volunteer ride leaders.

What’s on?

With the depths of winter in the rear-view and warmer months now upon us, it’s a great time to be getting out and about on the bike.

Disruption at Haymarket roundabout

Bike riders may be inconvenienced over the coming weeks as works get underway to upgrade the tram stop at Melbourne’s Haymarket roundabout.

Suburban Rail Loop vision emerges

A clearer picture of Melbourne’s Suburban Rail Loop is becoming visible as the State Government gets busy planning the first six station precincts to be built in the multi-billion-dollar project.

Councils gear up for Super Sunday bike counts

As the weather warms up and becomes more enjoyable for riding and walking, Bicycle Network Super Sunday volunteers will be ready and waiting to tally their numbers as we move closer to summer.

Toronto takes on the Dutch-style intersection

Protected intersections that separate bike riders from motor vehicles and improve visibility hold good promise in the realm of road safety, and the City of Toronto is preparing to dip its toes in these waters

Help shape Chapel Street’s future

Bike riders have an opportunity to influence the future of Melbourne’s busy Chapel Street as work starts on a new masterplan for the underperforming thoroughfare.

Bikes stay the course in latest cycling survey

Following a spike during the COVID pandemic, bike riding in Australia has largely resumed regular programming according to a new survey from Cycling and Walking Australia New Zealand.

Victorian riding numbers still strong

The latest figures on cycling rates across Australia indicate that while the COVID spike has been blunted, rider numbers in Victoria have remained robust.

Western Freeway plans for bikes

A future upgrade of the Western Freeway between Melton and Ballarat Road at Caroline Springs will be delivered with full separated bike facilities from end to end.
Narrow painted bike lane on a street with a bus and taxi on one side and plants and parked bike on the other.

Nth Hobart paper outlines bike options

The City of Hobart has released a discussion paper about the future of North Hobart which recommends “investigating separated cycleways”, 2.5 years after a vision document recommended the same thing.
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New Town hospital needs transport plan

A new masterplan has been released for St Johns Park in New Town to be developed into another campus of the Royal Hobart Hospital, but there is little mention of transport links to or through the site.
View across the River Derwent to Bridgewater with the existing bridge in the centre of the image.

Bridgewater set to cycle into the future

The new Bridgewater Bridge has helped spark a rethink of the waterfront and main streets through the town, with a masterplan that dramatically reimagines the area out for comment until 25 September.

Footscray road closure extended

Riders on the busy Footscray Road bike route will need to switch to Dynon Road from Monday evening for the next four weeks.