December 2022

Disruption on Francis Street

Geotechnical investigations in Yarraville may interrupt some bike journeys from later this month into February next next year Francis Street near the freight line level crossing will be impacted, as will Hardie Road and Cawley Road through the adjacent industrial area. Energy connection utility AusNet and its contractors are completing geotechnical investigations, locating existing services [...]

Major train disruptions in January

Riders intending to take their bikes on trains in January should plan carefully as many services will be replaced by buses due to multiple works projects throughout the month.

COVID positive for bikes

COVID-19 was generally positive for inner Melbourne’s bike commuters with riders feeling better about riding to work and doing it more frequently, a research report has found.

Active transport plan for eastern Canberra

A light rail and large active transport corridor through eastern Canberra may solve traffic challenges and drive economic activity and sustainability in the region.

Pedal power is highest in the ACT

A new report reveals that more people ride bikes to work in the ACT than in any other state, but that women are severely underrepresented in the numbers.

Road repair bill to hit $3.8 billion

The repair bill for thousands of kilometres of flood-damaged roads across southern and eastern states has prompted an urgent rethink of national road construction and maintenance funding.

Kosciuszko MTB track opens

The final 1.5km of a new mountain bike track has opened in the Kosciuszko National Park, creating an almost 40km link between Thredbo village and the Thredbo River picnic area.
man wearing high-vis top and blue helmet riding white bicycle with bags on either side of the rear carrier and one bucket on top.

Cargo bikes drive down transport emissions

A new report from UK environmental think tank Green Alliance has found that switching up to 7.5% of vans to electric cargo bikes would reduce emissions by the equivalent of its domestic aviation sector.

Find out how a Bicycle Network membership has your back

Like most things in life, riding a bike isn’t without risks, and while it isn’t compulsory to have insurance, it’s important to understand the risks and what you can do to ensure you have the right support to minimise the impact on you and your loved ones if something does go wrong. There are different [...]
A newly laid concrete path runs along the side of a hill with new plantings on the left of it and a stream at the bottom of the hill to the right, a bridge with a car on it can been seen in the background.

Tassie Bike News Bites

The last Bike News Bites for the year covers funding for Kingborough bike path improvements, naughty MTB riders on kunanyi and Bicycle Network helping Southern Support School students to ride.

Minor disruptions around Footscray

The project to upgrade the Sunbury rail line will be active around Footscray in the lead up to the Summer break, and riders should be alert to construction vehicles entering the rail corridor near bike routes.

Organised or self-guided, just ride

This is our last In the Loop until February 2023, so please keep up to date with social rides on offer by visiting the events listing on our RidewithGPS page.

Land Use Strategies reform begins

The government is continuing its clean out of planning laws, with the next cab off the rank a review of regional planning and structure plans.

Kunanyi bike access up for review

Wellington Trust has released a draft visitor and recreation strategy covering kunanyi/Mt Wellington, which recommends revising the Wellington Park 2005 bike strategy in the next 2 years. The 2005 bike strategy and changes made in 2000 opened up the mountain to more mountain bike riding trail opportunities, such as the North–South Track. Since it was [...]

Port Phillip pop-ups to pop out?

In a surprising and unconventional manoeuvre the City of Port Phillip will tomorrow consider ripping out all of the 34 km of pop-up bike infrastructure that was recently installed as part of a joint council and Department of Transport project.

Disruptions at Preston

Now that the level crossings at Preston is removed, works will expand on landscaping activities around the station precinct and there may be some impact on bike traffic. Works will continue until Friday 23 December 2022 and then resume from Monday 9 January 2023. Road and footpath closures in December 2022 include: Cramer Street. Closed [...]