July 2022

Shrine to Sea route re-floated

The biking and walking boulevard being planned to link the Domain Gardens to Port Phillip Bay—Shrine to Sea—has set sail again, taking a new design tack.

Swanston Street lane closure: Part 2

The Swanston Street bike lane at the City Square underground station construction site will close again for about a week from next Wednesday 4 August.

Bikes feature in new park plan

A comprehensive bike network will be a key attraction of the massive new marran baba Merri Creek Regional Parklands being developed in Melbourne’s north.

Road closures around Preston

The level crossing removals project in Preston continues with more road closures this month that will impact bike riders through the precinct.

Enjoy the great outdoors on your bike

This fortnight’s rides include a couple of the longer Alt-Fondo routes which take in the deep south and eastern arm of the Derwent, while our north-west riders are taking on a decent loop through the Forth Valley

Tassie Bike News Bites

Granton rail lines receive asphalt treatment, kids around the state benefit from bike grants, Tassie riders feature in Tour de France Femmes and tips to avoid buying a stlen bike feature in this Bike News Bites.

Lutana Link plans suffer setback

The revived Lutana Link project has suffered a setback this week with Glenorchy Council moving the project from its capital works plan for next year to its ongoing Projects Register.

E-bike leasing comes to Tasmania

The purchase cost of electric bicycles can turn some people off trying them, but employed Tasmanians now have another option: e-bike leasing.

Tour de France Femmes ride guide

The highly anticipated Tour de France Femmes—the women’s Tour de France—kicks off this Sunday 24 July. Here is a guide to the race to get you up to speed before the first stage.

Koonung Creek Trail detour

A project to relocate of power cables for the North East Link has closed a section of the Koonung Creek Trail in Doncaster.

Bikes should be part of the plan

Bicycle Network will be calling for bike parking to be mandated in new apartment buildings and workplaces in its submission to the government’s five-year review of the statewide planning process. “The State Planning Provisions take us backwards when it comes to helping people to ride a bicycle for transport,” Tasmanian Public Affairs Manager Alison Hetherington [...]

New paths emerge on Narre Warren Rd

Work is well underway on the trails on Narre Warren Road North, where the road upgrade project is renewing and extending the shared trail network.

Calder Park trail opportunity

The project to remove two level crossings in Melbourne’s outer north-west has provided an opportunity to extend the commuter trail network to growing suburbs.

Moonee Ponds Creek Trail alert

Riders will notice construction activities adjacent to the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail in the McCauley Road precinct in North Melbourne.

Disruption in Glen Huntly

The project to remove level crossings at Glen Huntly and Neerim Roads in Glen Huntly has closed local shared paths.

La Trobe Street lane changes

The westbound bike lane in La Trobe beside Melbourne Central will be realigned to enable vent shots to the underground station to be upgraded.
Aerial view of the road bridge and old rail bridge being converted to a shared path across the Forth River.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Coastal pathway progress, road plans for Kingston and Huonville, Derwent ferries introducing fares and Break O Day council's new trails strategy features in this Bike News Bites.

Better bike connections arrive at Barwon Heads

A new shared trail at 13th Beach in Barwon Heads opened last week, better connecting the township with local facilities, and providing safe active travel links for riders and walkers.