November 2021

Something for everyone this December

From a street mural ride, to one sitting down and Christmas lunch as a destination or just the usual coffee incentive, there’s something for most riders in this fortnight of social rides.

Coburg North street open to active commuters only

Students, teachers and parents riding and walking to Coburg North Primary School have exclusive access to a neighbouring street that is closed to car traffic during drop-off and pick-up times.

Photo-luminescent lines are looming

Trials are underway to evaluate the latest in photo-luminescent line marking on trails that don’t have lighting to illuminate the path.

When rail goes up, bike trails go in

The proposal to elevate the rail tracks through Parkdale in Melbourne’s south has created the opportunity for vital new active transport connections and bike routes through the suburb.

More fun for Forrest MTB

The revitalisation of the Forrest Mountain Bike Park continues with design work underway for the new skills park.

Lygon lane closures

Riders along Lygon Street over the next few weeks will encounter gas utility works occupying sections of the roadway.

We need a national bike subsidy scheme

We're calling on the federal government to introduce a national bike subsidy scheme that offers a 30 per cent rebate, capped at $1500, for bikes, e-bikes or cargo bikes purchased for work purposes.

Anna’s three Peaks experiences

Anna’s Peaks Challenge Falls Creek experiences have varied from a year of firsts, a year of improvement and a year of challenges, but she pedals on.

Farm Road awaits bridge planning

The long-planned Alphington Link on the Darebin Creek Trail near the LaTrobe Golf Club is closer to reality with the release of a preferred route and concept designs.

Death crash truckie on phone call

Driver distraction is the most likely explanation for a truck driver’s failure to see a bike rider at an intersection before his truck fatally struck and killed her, the Deputy State Coroner has found.

Refresh for Cardinia Creek parkland trails

The trails and paths through the Cardinia Creek Regional Parklands in Melbourne outer south-east could be upgraded as a result of a plan to expand the park in Beaconsfield.

Federation Trail improvements roll on

The next stage of the linear park project along the Federation Trail is getting underway and promises some great attractions for riders along the route from Melbourne to Werribee.

NZ shows lower speeds save lives

A long-term evaluation of lower speed limits in the Auckland region of New Zealand has found that both fatalities and injuries have declined on the slower roads.

Djerring Trail closures

Sections of the Djerring Trail between Westall Station and Sandown Park Station, will be temporarily closed until December for construction and testing of new signalling systems.

Bridge closure in Northcote

The 100 year-old High Street Bridge over the Merri Creek will be closed later this month to replace the existing bridge deck with a new, stronger structure that can take the weight of tram traffic.

New Wantirna trail open

Riders now have a great new reliable connection to the EastLink Trail through Wantirna South.

Maribyrnong Trail detour

An outdoor music festival in Footscray will detour the Maribyrnong River Trail for a day later in November.

Trail closure at Preston

Works on the Preston Level Crossings project will close the Railway Reserve path between Murray Road and Regent Street in early December.

COP26 cycling protest gets recognition

Following intensive lobbying and protests from bike advocates on Transport Day at COP26, a last minute nod to active transport was inserted into the official declaration.

Join us in Kingston to discover cargo bike life

If you want to cut your carbon footprint or the cost of owning a second car, join us for the free screening of MOTHERLOAD, a US documentary exploring the benefits of cargo bicycles on all aspects of our lives.

Tassie Bike News Bites

A trial bike lane and traffic congestion are news from Hobart, while the coastal pathway works ramp up, Brighton Council plans ahead and Kingborough Council upgrades a popular path.

Kingborough bike plan sets high bar

Kingborough Council has released a draft bicycle plan to build a connected network of paths over coming years, which has had extensive input from local bike riders, Bicycle Network and Cycling South.

Ride2Work Day back in town after year off

The weather didn’t dampen Ride2Work Day celebrations as riders came together in Hobart last week after the event was cancelled last year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Social rides gearing up for summer

It’s hard to believe that summer is nearly on us, but our social rides leaders are planning ahead with a long list of offerings coming up this month and next.

National Ride2Work Day back with a splash

National Ride2Work Day was back with a splash this year, with the weather not dampening the spirits of thousands of riders around the country who swapped the car for a two-wheeled commute this morning.

Time to get on our bikes

Today is transport day at the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. Bicycle Network CEO Craig Richards thinks the message should be simple: It's time to get on our bikes.

Main Yarra Trail detour

Bikes along the Yarra Trail near Princes Bridge will be temporally detoured at the Peppercorn Lawn tomorrow, Friday.

Victoria’s hot spots for bike thefts

Bike theft is, unfortunately, an ongoing problem in Victoria. Use our map to zoom in and explore the key locations where thefts occurred across Victoria.

A new plan for Oxford Street

After the City of Sydney recently scrapped the bold plans for a cycleway down the middle of Oxford Street, further delaying safe passage for one of the busiest bike routes in the city, a new design is now open for consultation.

Paris goes all-in on bikes

The city of love, the city of light, the city of bikes? Paris recently announced a 250 million euro infrastructure plan that aims to make the entire city bike-friendly.

COP26: A joint letter on cycling

An open letter to the governments currently meeting at the Climate Change Conference in Glasgow urges them significantly increase the number of people who ride bikes in their countries.