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Kingston roundabout proposal up for comment

The state government has released designs for an upgrade of the Southern Outlet from Groningen Road in Kingston through to Algona Road in Huntingfield, but a shared path to link Kingston to Huntingfield does not seem to be included in the works.

The major feature of the redesign is a new road overpass for vehicle traffic between Kingston and Margate and a second roundabout to improve traffic movements.

A “future” shared path would start at the back of Hollyhock Drive and link to the Park and Ride in Huntingfield including crossing two slip lanes, one that it is two lanes wide.

Bicycle Network will be making a submission on the plans pointing out the path needs to be built as part of the project and not shoved off to “the future”, and should involve an over or underpass so people don’t have to dodge cars travelling at high speed to cross the slip lanes.  

You can comment on the plans until 17 July at

Electronic membership can be used for discounts

Do you know that Bicycle Network members can now get an electronic membership card to help you get discounts at local bike shops?

If you haven’t already received your e-membership (it’s in your confirmation email when you join or renew), send an email to

Or you can log in to your online member portal and send the e-membership to yourself via email.

For a list of which bike shops offer Bicycle Network members a discount visit our website and remember to choose TAS at the top of the site:

Roadworks in July

Roadworks are coming up in July that may interrupt your bike rides:

  • Channel Highway Taroona: 4–22 July between the Shot Tower and Baringa Rd between 9.30 am and 3.30 pm. Some lane closures.
  • Algona Rd Blackmans Bay to Kingston: 1–31 July Buttifield Link to Opal Drive between 7 am and 5 pm. Frequent lane closures.
  • West Tamar Hwy at Legana: 4–22 July, 9.30 am – 3 pm. Frequent lane closures.

You can always check on current roadworks at 

St Helens to get pump track

The Tasmanian Government has added another $400 000 to the already promised $100 000 to build a pump track at St Helens.

The funding will mostly be delivered in this financial year, with the asphalt track currently being designed by Break O'Day Council, although the exact location has not been decided.

Work is due to start early next year, with a finished track by October 2023.

Council candidate sets up mobility survey

One of the candidates for this year’s Hobart City Council election, Ryan Posselt, has set up a survey to identify problems with transport and possible solutions.

There are six categories: bike lanes and cycling; footpaths; pedestrian crossings and kerbs; roads; intersections; and bus stops.

Ryan says he will send the results to the council regardless of whether he’s elected.