April 2021

Putting a spark into Collingwood

Wellington Street is feeling energetic

Construction activities will return next week to the corner of Wellington Street, Langridge Street and Derby Street in Collingwood as the new under road power cables are energised.

Royal Parade interruptions

The southbound Royal Parade service lane near Grattan Street will be closed for periods of this weekend and next weekend.

Corry’s crazy credit card ride

In case Peaks Challenge Falls Creek wasn't hard enough, six friends rode 1200km from Sydney the week leading up to the grueling one-day challenge. Hear their incredible story.
pedal pacer recall

Recall: Pedal Pacer off the pace

A serious defect has forced the recall of the Pedal Pacer 2 flat bar bicycle sold by 99 Bikes, as the front wheel can pop out of the fork.

Keelonith Primary School ready to ride

Students at Greenvale’s Keelonith Primary School will be ready to ride to school all throughout 2021 thanks to a Ride2School bike education workshop.
Shepherd Bridge Footscray

Space squeeze at Shepherd Bridge

Riders will need to be careful, and breathe in, as they cross Shepherd Bridge on the Footscray Road Trail in the coming months.

Tassie Bike News Bites

The Central Coast Council build new shared path connections, Tasmania Police help Launceston migrants out with used bikes, the North-South track closed for maintenance and special Mothers Day MTB deal.

Upgrade for risky road in Queensland

The state government is offering $7 million for safety upgrades to the notoriously risky Beachmere Road north of Brisbane, currently seeking community input.

Darwin gets moving

Darwin has launched its inaugural Movement Strategy in a bid to make it easier for people to get around while minimising the impact of transport on the environment.
NYC bike parking

A bike parking revolution in NYC

New York bike advocates are taking matters into their own hands to provide adequate bike parking solutions that the city seems unwilling to provide.

Launceston strategy covers next 20 years

It’s been years in the making, but finally a draft transport strategy is being presented to this week’s Launceston Council meeting that will govern its actions out to 2040.
Exercise can fight COVID

Exercise can fight COVID

A major new study has found that physical activity, such as regular bike riding, is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself against the COVID-19 virus.
Better bike links at Preston

Better bike links at Preston

The elevated rail track solution to the four level crossings removals in Preston looks set to deliver better bike riding and parking facilities.
Temporary path closure at Westall

Temporary path closure at Westall

Signal construction works on the Pakenham/Cranbourne lines will result in periodic closures of the some sections of the Djerring Trail from next week.
Apple moves on bike security

Apple moves on bike security

Tech giant Apple has extended its "Find My" network technology to the bike world, making it possible to track down your bicycle using your smart phone.

Sims Street loop alert

Riders who use the Sims Street loop connection between Footscray Road and the east side Maribyrnong River Trail should be alert to a minor traffic change from tomorrow.

Distracted driving cameras confirmed for Victoria

Victoria will go ahead with a $33.7 million investment in roadside cameras that can detect distracted driving after a trial found one in 42 people were using a mobile phone while behind the wheel.

Councils cop caning over roads

There is hope that safer and smoother rides may be up the road for bike riders, following a critical report into the management of road maintenance by local councils.
mount gambier rail trail

Boost for Mount Gambier bike path

Mount Gambier has secured $800,000 from the state government to extend a shared path from the Mount Gambier Rail Trail and install solar lighting along the popular track.

Opal card to cover share bikes in Sydney

The NSW government is trialing a world first multi-modal transport incentive program that will allow Sydney commuters to pay for share bikes with their digital Opal card.

Greater Hobart vision seeking your comments

The state government and Greater Hobart councils have released a new planning document outlining the main directions for development of transport and development in Hobart until 2050.
Separated bike lanes canberra

Calls for separation in Canberra

A new study on bike lanes in the ACT has found that simple bike lanes on main arterial roads may not provide adequate safety, and separated infrastructure is required.

Tassie Bike News Bites

The new Latrobe section of the coastal pathway opens, Hobart's Trackcare looking for input and an e-vehicle expo in Triabunna feature in this edition's Bike News.
What a difference a trip makes

What a difference a trip makes

New research from Europe has found that people who ride a bike on a daily basis had 84 percent lower carbon emissions from all their daily travel than those who didn't.

State cycling projects get underway in south

One of the central promises made by the Liberal Party at the 2018 election was to spend $2 million in each of Tasmania’s three regions to improve cycling infrastructure on state roads, especially where they intersect with council cycling infrastructure.
A case to keep pop-ups

A case to keep pop-ups

A new study of European city's temporary bike lanes has found that if you build it, they will bike; and predicts that if you keep it, they will continue to bike.
Canada announces national bike fund

Canada announces national bike fund

Canada has committed $415M for new bike paths, trails and footbridges as part of the countries plan to achieve nets zero emissions by 2050.
Historic bike tunnel re-opened

Historic bike tunnel re-opened

The 80-year-old Maastunnel under the river through central Rotterdam is again open to bikes after a careful three-year renovation and restoration.

Looking for the promise of ongoing bike funding

Infrastructure promises are always popular during election campaigns, but this time around we want to see a promise for the establishment of ongoing transport cycling infrastructure funding.