December 2021

family bike ride

Five wins for bikes in 2021

Another year coming to a close is the perfect time to reflect on some of this year’s big wins for people who ride bikes in Australia.

Pop-up pulse check

City of Melbourne and Victorian state government both made pop-up bike lane promises when the pandemic struck. Let's do a quick pulse check to see where they're at.

Boroondara plans big bike boost

The City of Boroondara has released a draft of its next 10-year bike strategy, promising to usher in a new era of sustainable, active transport across Melbourne’s middle, eastern suburbs.

Darebin Trail upgrade open

A major upgrade of the Darebin Creek Trail is all but complete, with the trail fully open within the next few days.

Warburton MTB plans out for comment

The Warburton Mountain Bike Destination project has entered a critical phase with the project's Environment Effects Statement now open for public comment.

Check the web before you ride this summer

As the state opens its borders this week and the inevitable entry of COVID-19 to our shores, a reminder to keep you eye on our ride listings in case of cancellations or other changes to rides that may come into force.

Tassie Bike News Bites

A new share path loop around Glenorchy, DerbyFest announces dates, Macquarie Point cuts back a blind corner, and news from the Tas Bike Collective in this issue of In the Loop.

Adding bike parking to Google Maps

The City of Port Phillip are starting a trend in adding public bike parking facilities to Google Maps to help create an easily accessible database for bike riders.

Supporting cycling saves lives

A new study found that over 200,000 premature deaths could be prevented each year if countries support high levels of urban cycling.

Frankston gets charged up

Frankston City on Melbourne’s southern bayside is launching an e-bike scheme with 150 pedal-assisted bikes using the Nueron pedalec bike from Singapore.

Airport Rail to deliver new bike links

The Melbourne Airport Rail project has announced that new and enhanced bike connections will be delivered as part of the new rail line to the airport at Tullamarine.
One bike is parked in a row of yellow ground mounted bike parking rails.

Upping the game for end-of-trip facilities

A Melbourne-based property investment company has made its first foray into the Tasmanian market and improving end-of-trip facilities was one of its first actions.

Time to speak up on Kingston plans

It’s all happening for bike riders down in Kingston at the moment, with three public consultations open for you to influence the outcomes.

Trail at Albion remains open

The trail along the rail corridor from Sunshine to Albion remains open although the station carpark closure at the station has been extended.

Bus replacement to impact bike lanes

Train line shutdowns during December—and the bus replacement services to carry displaced passengers—will impact a number of bike routes between now and Christmas.
gipps street steps ramp

Final step to remove the cursed steps

Final approval is expected on Wednesday for the removal of the embarrassing obstacle on Australia’s most attractive bike route—the steps on the Main Yarra Trail at Abbotsford.

Meg masters the mountains

While Meg was in Bright with her partner and his mates, there wasn’t an expectation that Meg was taking part on the big day... this made her want to prove she could do it.

TAC enters advertising hall of shame

A recent advertisement from the TAC, published in The Age, has ruffled bike feathers by insinuating riding a bike is some sort of punishment.

Ela digs deep to conquer Peaks

When COVID reared its ugly head in 2020 and forced us all to rethink our routine; for Ela, this meant riding. So she committed to Peaks 2021.
Bike rider and car dooring

Have you had a crash on your bike?

Please take a moment to fill out our crash experience survey, so we can better prevent these negative experiences from occurring in the future.

All we’re asking is for a little respect

Bicycle Network is proud to support Respect Victoria's ‘Call It Out’ campaign, encouraging all Victorians to call out sexism, sexual harassment and disrespect towards women.

Tassie Bike News Bites

More ferry sailings, a bridge of over the Don River for cycling, active transport paths in Sandy Bay UTAS plans, camping fees for Derby and delays on the Burnie pump track are in the News Bites this edition.

Volunteer Spotlight – Di Elliffe

We’re shining some light on our amazing volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to support our efforts to get more people riding bikes every day.