July 2023

Path closure for tree works

Riders along the path on Whitehall Street in Footscray will be impeded for short periods on Friday morning, 4 August, while a tree adjacent to the path is removed.
An asphalt path cuts through a grassy parkland with deciduous trees lined up on the other side, it curves around underneath a bridge where it changes to a concrete path.

Tassie Bike News Bites

New north-west paths, local government grants for open spaces, scramble crossings come to Hobart and residents try to block new shared path at Hawley Beach.
Asphalt off ride path with centre line painted in the foreground with Bowen Bridge crossing over the River Derwent in the background.

Birds and bikes mix in Otago Bay ride

History and nature lovers are catered for in a new ride out to Otago Bay on Thursday 17 August which includes stops at a wrecked barque and bird reserve, and history lovers can get a second dose on the Charles Darwin Trail ride on Saturday 12 August.
Man rides along Collins Street in Hobart with a sandstone building and trees in the background.

$2m Hobart cycling funding rolls out

The Tasmanian Government has announced the first successful projects in its $2 million Better Active Transport in Greater Hobart grant program for local councils.

New Parkiteer at Bulleen Park & Ride

Commuters living in the Bulleen and Balwyn North areas will now be able to use the new Parkiteer secure bike parking at Bulleen Park & Ride. The demand for secure bike parking has extended beyond railway stations, and the Bulleen Parkiteer facility located at the corner of Thompsons Road and Kampman Street is one of [...]

Disruption on the Sandringham line

Bike riders that plan on using the Sandringham line should be aware of upcoming bus replacement services that could affect their journey.

Truck safety rules roll forward

The Federal Government is making progress on the introduction of new regulations requiring more and better safety features on trucks being sold in Australia.
An asphalt path wends its way down a grassy hill next to a road, with established trees around it, ending at the intersecting road.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Kingborough Council paves the way for a path connection to the Huntingfield park-and-ride, Clarence Council looking for community advisors and community comments on a Richmond masterplan and Burnie Council wants feedback on its 20-year plan.
A line of bicycle riders extends along a concrete path flanked by grass on the left and a vineyard on the right.

Social Rides spreading far and wide

There’s a good mix of locations for this fortnight’s social rides with Hobart western and eastern shore routes, southern rides in Margate and Cygnet, Ulverstone and the regular Wednesday rides outside of Launceston.

Green light for St Kilda Road lanes

The major sections of the St Kilda Road separated bike lanes has now been installed and riders can now ride most of the boulevard free from the hassle of dodgy drivers.
Aerial image of the Battery Point headland depicting where a walkway could go.

Council push to revive Battery Point walkway

A fresh push for a Battery Point river path is on. Hobart Council has re-committed to the 15-year old proposal and a supporters group has formed to garner community support. The council originally proposed a shared path over the River Derwent around the Battery Point headland in 2008. A development application for the first stage [...]

Wollert will welcome bike route

Important new bike facilities are on the cards for the burgeoning new residential communities in Melbourne’s outer north.

Maroondah to reset bike plan clock

Riders in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs will get a rare opportunity to shape their riding environment as the City of Maroondah moves to produce a new network plan of routes across the municipality.

Northern Rivers Rail Trail a smash hit

The opening of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail earlier this year was a major milestone for bike riders and walkers in NSW, but even the local council hadn't expected it to prove such a big hit.

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.

Peninsula Trail inches forward

The Peninsula Trail project is a grand vision of a world class bike riding and walking network across the magnificent Mornington Peninsula, and the bit by bit it is edging closer to reality.

Conveyor removal on Sunday

Riders on the Whitehall Street path in Footscray should be alert to works at the corner of Sommerville Road this Sunday.

Douglas Parade traffic changes

Major traffic changes are coming to the Douglas Parade, Simcock Avenue, Hyde Street junction just under the West Gate Bridge in Spotswood.

Run Melbourne to disrupt city bike routes

Around 18,000 people are expected to descend on the CBD and surrounding areas on Sunday July 16 for Run Melbourne, which will cause significant traffic changes across the area.

Be bright and in the right

One in three bike riders don’t have adequate lights on their bikes for riding in low-light conditions, Bicycle Network Super Counts have revealed.
A rising moon in the background provides the backdrop for five people holding their bikes over the heads, in silhouette against the moon.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Bike News Bites celebrates the return of the Big Bike Film Night to Tasmania, the commitment to active transport in the upcoming East Tamar Hwy plan, Battery Point Walkway arguments and more.

Loop upgrade disruption ongoing

Riders are reminded that works to upgrade Melbourne’s underground rail loop stations continue to impact on CBD bike routes.
Group of people ride away from the camera on a concrete path towards a road, with the last rider wearing a high vis vest saying Bicycle Tasmania.

Be prepared before a ride

When most of us head out on our bikes we are not expecting the worst to happen, but being prepared for everything can mean you or other riders get access to help if they need it.
Three women sit on bikes on a dirt trail looking out over the water.

Winter warmer rides rolling out

There’s a busy fortnight of free social rides on the way: everything from a slow and friendly 7km amble on Hobart’s eastern shore to the regular 30–50km Wednesday morning TBUG rides which get the heart pumping.

Police seek witnesses to rider fatal

Detectives are appealing for anyone who has dashcam video, or saw a bike rider prior to a fatal collision in East Malvern last night, to speak with investigators.

Trek recalls disc brake models

Trek has recalled multiple models fitted with Promax hydraulic disc brakes as the brake hose can detach from the brake lever.

Research initiative to examine carbon fibre

The University of New South Wales and carbon fibre testing firm Cycle Inspect have announced a collaborative research initiative to explore the prevalence and impact of structural damage in carbon fibre bicycles.