October 2022

Get ready for summer-time cycle touring

Don’t let the rain dampen your cycling plans for summer – come along to the touring and bike-packing show and tell this month and learn more about how to take to the road on two wheels for extended trips. We’ve also worked out some self-guided rides to make your Open House Hobart weekend easier.

Tassie Bike News Bites

The new West Park path progresses, the parliament recommends road safety reforms, landslides destroy new Derby MTB trail and Tassie rail trail lover being sought in this Bike News Bites.

Volunteer Spotlight: Sharon Margetts

We’re shining some light on our amazing volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to bring our most popular events, like the Great Vic Bike Ride, to life.

Kerferd Road lanes back on agenda

Kerferd Road is no longer a cursed road as far as bike lanes are concerned with the Shrine to Sea project re-starting investigations into a decent bike facility for this vital connection.

New connections through the southern suburbs

The removal of another seven level crossings on the Frankston will create the opportunity to stitch together some crucial missing links in the bike network along the rail corridor.

Planning starts on new Ringwood link

A vital bike connection ion coming to the Ringwood Metropolitan Activity Centre with planning underway for the missing link along Bedford Road.

A safer Black Forest Drive needs to start now

Bicycle Network is urgently calling on Victorians to express their concerns about designs for the notorious Black Forest Drive, following another tragic rider fatality on 9 October.

Werribee Park access restrictions

Riders who may be planning visits to the Werribee Regional Park should be aware of some access restrictions between now and the end of the year.

Wollongong CBD’s first 30kmh street

The dining district of Crown Street in Wollongong will undergo a 30km/h speed limit trial until next May. The exciting change is part of an outdoor dining trial organized by Wollongong City Council, which will also see lower Crown Street transformed into a one-way street. “Four decades ago, three out of four children walked or [...]

Federal boost to Barwon Heads route

The announcement by the Federal Government to contribute #125M to stage 2 of the Barwon Heads Road upgrade will extend critical bike infrastructure further into Geelong’s booming southern suburbs, and closer to the coast.

Tassie Bike News Bites

New park and ride bike parking in Huntingfield and path art on the Intercity Cycleway bring some colour to this edition of Bike News Bites.

AIRS technology hits Bundaberg

Bundaberg Regional Council is one of the latest municipalities to collect important transport data using Bicycle Network’s AIRS bike-counting technology.

Child’s Road disruption

There will be minor detours for bike riders and pedestrians on the Child’s Road Bridge crossing at the Darebin Creek starting this week.

Water main to disrupt Albion Street

Riders on the popular east-west Albion Street connection through Melbourne's north will encounter construction works for a new water main next month.

Get on your bike & enjoy spring!

We’ve got a stready stream of rides coming through this month and leading into next month. More can be added at any time – you never know when a ride leader is going to be inspired – so keep an eye on the RidewithGPS events listings.

East Tamar Hwy corridor under the microscope

The government has embarked on its latest transport corridor study, this time for the East Tamar Highway. It follows public consultation for the West Tamar corridor strategy which closes soon. The government’s new approach to transport projects it so to undertake a corridor study that identifies all the major projects that need to be undertaken [...]

Around the Bay Legends: Manny

As almost 10,000 riders line up to ride the United Energy Around the Bay this Sunday, in the pack will be a rider gearing up for the event for an impressive 28th time. Manny Karvelas is one of a select group, known as the Around the Bay Legends, who have made sure to ride the event every [...]

October packed out with social rides

There’s no excuse for not going for a social ride this month, with something for everyone being offered by our volunteer ride leaders across Tasmania.

Bike detour on Bridge Inn Road

A two-week detour will soon be in place for the section of bike path connecting Currumbin Road to Towerhill Avenue in Doreen.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Tassie Bike News features a new cycling safety campaign, Bridgewater Bridge works impacting roads, coastal pathway progress between Wynyard and Burnie, and the Central Coast developing a settlement strategy.

Curvy path at Parkdale

Level Crossings Projects has released refined designs for the new rail station and section of trail along the elevated rail through Parkdale.

Shock bike light charger recall

A charger for a powerful bike light has been recalled because the plug pins are uninsulated resulting in the risk of electric shock.
Bike rider and car dooring

Don’t fear the crash

A recent Danish study has observed that the riders who most fear crashes are those that have never crashed.

Grattan Street: road to new normal

Parkville’s new underground station has dug deep under Grattan Street, and work is beginning at ground level to transform the street into a bike- and PT-friendly environment.

Dark days ahead for Black Forest Drive

Marginal safety improvements have been announced for Black Forest Drive through the Macedon and Woodend districts, but fundamental flaws remain with the plans to decommission the now redundant four lane highway.

More bother with bus replacements

Riders who take their bikes on Melbourne’s trains have more disruptions ahead as various transport improvement projects temporarily close lines in the coming weeks.

Critical planning reform out for comment

A new set of draft Tasmanian Planning Policies have been released for public comment, outlining an improved approach to supporting bike riding in new developments.