September 2021

Tassie Bike News Bites

This edition of Tassie Bike News Bites covers the new streetscape in Glenorchy, underpass at Campbell Town, helmet shades and e-bike estimates questions.

New Yarraville path and bridge underway

Construction of the new path along Harris Street at the Yarraville Gardens is underway, along with preparations for the new bike bridge across the Whitehall Street truck route.

Expect minor impacts in Aberfeldie

The upgrade of the Maribyrnong River main sewer has moved to the Aberfeldie Park precinct, adjacent to the Maribyrnong River Trail and local bike routes.

A new cycleway for Newcastle

Newcastle's bike riding network has received a boost with works finalising on a 1.1km shared path along Watkins Street, linking Glebe Road with Merewether Beach.

Blayney’s main street reimagined

The Blayney Shire Council and Place Design Group presented (via Zoom) a reimagined main street that included dedicated bike lanes and traffic-calming infrastructure.
Melbourne strategic cycling corridors

Bikes corridors now in Melbourne plan

Melbourne’s official plans for future development across the metropolis will for the first time map strategic cycling corridors that are to form the arterial network for the city’s bike riders.

Ride clear of Docklands tram works

A major upgrade of tram infrastructure on Harbour Esplanade at Docklands is not expected to impact the bike trail along the harbour.

Great Lake trail plans facing opposition

Momentum has been building to create a 100 km adventure trail looping around yingina/Great Lake in the Central Highlands for walking and bike riding, but local opposition is rising.

New trails for Dapto’s Dimond Bros Reserve

Dapto’s Dimond Bros Reserve is set for two new bike tracks, with something on offer for both beginners and more experienced riders. Public consultation is open until September 29.

Rose Bay promenade cycleway delayed

The cycleway on Rose Bay promenade has been further delayed to avoid inconveniencing the record number of locals flocking to the waterfront during lockdown.

Hobart rides abound in next fortnight

Lots of rides centred around Hobart are on offer in the coming fortnight, although the north-west riders can enjoy the Railton–Sheffield ride this Sunday. Mighty Eastern Shore Challenge– Saturday 25 September This 42 km circuit takes you through sealed and unsealed bike tracks, quiet local roads, a private dirt track not normally accessible and topped [...]

Huntingfield 1st stage out for comment

The Tasmanian Government has lodged a development application for its new housing estate in Huntingfield, south of Kingston, with a 3 metre wide shared path featured throughout the site.

Bikes open gate to innovation precinct

Planning has started on the creation of Melbourne’s new innovation precinct at Fishermans Bend, and the first step of the plan is provision of the bike infrastructure.

Puffing through the pollen

An English product design student thinks he may have an answer to the healthy air problem that pollen and other particulates present to bike riders.

Game-changing e-bike tech upgrades on the way

E-bikes are not only increasing in popularity across the world, they’re getting smarter, with most major e-bike models set to undergo major technological advances over the next two years.

Ride Rocky

Check out the new promotional campaign featuring Rockhampton's two top-notch mountain bike parks – First Turkey Mountain Bike Park and Mount Morgan’s Mountain Bike Trails.

North Coburg detour

A key intersection in North Coburg will be closed down for a month to remove a notorious roundabout.
CoPP pop up bike lanes

Port Phillip lines up pop-ups

Riders in Melbourne's inner south appear set to gain a clutch of new pop-up bike lanes later this year, courtesy of the Department of Transport’s $13M pop-up bike lane program.
National Walking and Cycling Participation Survey

Bike riding trends up in Victoria

Victoria's riding routes have been humming with the sound of spinning bike wheels, according to the latest official survey of cycling participation.
Changed conditions on Dudley Street

Changed conditions on Dudley Street

The shared path connection along Dudley Street, West Melbourne, between Footscray Road and Adderley Street may be busier than usual from next week.

Charges follow Springvale bike crash

Detectives from the Major Collision Investigation Unit have charged a man in relation to a fatal collision in Springvale earlier this year.
helmet law change

Minor helmet rule change

Riders who for medical reasons are unable to wear a helmet now have a new process to follow to obtain an official exemption to the rule.

A few challenges in weeks ahead

A few challenges are on the way in social rides over the coming weeks, one on Hobart’s eastern shore and another up in Railton thanks to the north-west riders, along with our usual easygoing rides around Hobart.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Tassie Bike News Bites covers Women's Health Week, new MTB trails on kunanyi, cycling route signage in the north, and trying an e-bike.

Seamless networks are the German vision

Germany's new national cycling plan has adopted “seamless cycling networks" as the guiding principle, hoping to nearly double the amount of trips taken by bike.

Survey finds more people on bikes in Tas

The latest national cycling survey results are out and not surprisingly the COVID-19 lockdowns have led to increases in bike riding, including in Tasmania.

Stolen bikes on the rise

The number of bikes stolen in Victoria is skyrocketing, with reported thefts increasing by 81.2 per cent since 2011.

Davey Street changes out for comment

The second stage of plans for the controversial Southern Outlet–Macquarie Street project have been released for public comment, and while bicycles get some attention there is scope to include more substantive cycling infrastructure.