June 2021

Blaxland Bridge curved corner

A curvaceous and spacious bridge

Major Road Projects Victoria and their contractors fully embraced the reasoning behind the suggestion of curved corners on the ramps rather than the squared original structure.

COMA ready to roll

Ten new murals in 6 locations have gone up along the Hobart Intercity Cycleway in the past few months as part of the Corridor of Modern Art project organised by Glenorchy City Council and Vibrance Festival.
foggy car windscreen

Totally fogged up

Riders beware, it is that time of the year. Cars are out on the street early in the freezing mornings wearing a white foggy blindfold.
Hendersons Drain Trail closed

Hendersons Drain Trail closed

The Hendersons Drain Trail will be closed near the confluence with the Darebin Creek until the end of next year as works continue with the Childs Road upgrade.
M80 trail closure in Fawkner

M80 trail closure in Fawkner

A section of the Western Ring Road trail in Fawkner will be closed for two weeks from next Monday, with detours in place.

Take care on Yarra Trail

Bike riders will be asked to be cautious on a short section of the Main Yarra Trail in Abbotsford during the next couple of weeks.

Mont Albert – Surrey Hills concepts released

Plans for the level crossing removals at Union Road and Mont Albert Road—that form a crucial link in the forthcoming new trail from Box Hill to Hawthorn—are close to finalisation.

Tassie Bike News Bites

This edition of Bike News Bites includes a thank you lunch for our volunteers, Hobart Council approving new MTB track but rejecting Pinnacle Rd closure and looking for new rep on their travel committee and Rotary donating bike tools on Hobart's eastern shore.

Government funds Back on your Bike program

Bicycle Network got the good news last week that the government has agreed to fund a new program it has proposed, aimed at getting more people riding again in Tasmania.

Deloraine weekend, explore Hobart

After looking like things were quietening down for winter, our social ride leaders have defied expectations and put forward several interesting rides over the coming weeks.

Coastal pathway is still on its way

It feels like a while since we’ve had news about the Coastal Pathway in Tasmania’s north west but councils and the Cradle Coast Authority are busily working behind the scenes to deliver the next sections in the proposed 110 kilometre route.
Adjustments made to Warburton MTB plans

Adjustments made to Warburton MTB plans

Work will continue on plans for a major new mountain bike destination at Warburton, with community feedback resulting in some changes to the original design.
Telstra 5G bike helmet

Your brain goes all the way to 11

Telstra's new 5G bike helmet is fitted with high-tech to provide information and decision making assistance out on the road, but do riders really need that?

Heads up! Bridge down!

A major tram track renewal project will require the closure of Princes Bridge and a section of St Kilda Road for two weeks.
The UK National Trust has switched on to e-bikes

Charged up to protect heritage

The UK National Trust has switched on to e-bikes as part of a campaign to reduce the climate impact of managing its stately homes, parks and trails.
Detours in Templestowe

Detours in Templestowe

Porter Street in Templestowe will be closed at Fitzsimons Lane on Wednesday for a month, requiring a major detour.

Don’t go to the Dandenongs

Victorian bike riders looking the make the most of relaxed coronavirus restrictions are being asked not to ride to the Dandenongs.

Take care at Westall

Riders along the Djerring Trail may notice construction activities at Westall Station this weekend.

From pop-ups to permanent in Sydney

In a win for people who ride, two of Sydney’s most popular pop-up cycleways are set to become permanent fixtures and stay in place for another two years.

Borers active under trail

Borers will soon be active under the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail in North Melbourne, however riders needn’t worry about being undermined.
Parks Victoria new parks new trails

New parks, new trails

Parks Victoria has opened consultation on a number of new regional parks that could host attractive new trails for riders and walkers.

‘Just’ a near miss

Bicycle Network CEO Craig Richards reflects on a recent close call and has a message for those behind the wheel.

Tassie Bike News Bites

This edition of Tassie Bike News Bites looks at survey work of the Hobart rail corridor and its impact of bike riders, upgraded tracks in Kingston, a new bridge for the Wild Mersey tracks and stairs at Mac Point helping solve a blind spot.

Ready to ride through winter

Colder weather can turn some people off going for a ride but as long as you rug up right winter rides can be a delight with crisp mornings, soft light and camaraderie with your fellow riders.
Main Yarra Trail closure at Gipps Street

Main Yarra Trail closure at Gipps Street

A popular section of the Main Yarra Trail between Gipps Street and the Clarke Street connection in Abbotsford will be temporarily closed for five days next week.

No more van blind spots

Good news for bike riders – Ford have developed a “Smart Mirror” that uses a high-definition camera and screen to give van drivers a wide, clear view of what’s behind them.