February 2021

How are you heading back to the office?

With Victorian workplaces switching to 75% capacity next Monday and thousands of workers set to head back to the office, now is the best time to get back on the bike.

Tassie Bike News Bites

This edition of Bike News Bites includes North East Rail Trail progress, Elizabeth St dining trial, parking woes alongside shared path in Hobart and work starting on a new intersection at Sandfly Rd and Huon Hwy.

Jail sentence for hit-run truck driver

In January 2019 Bicycle Network member Daryl Adams was killed in a hit-run crash on the Princes Highway in South Australia while he was riding with a friend to the Tour Down Under.
Outer Circle trail gap fixed

Outer Circle trail gap fixed

The gap in the Outer Circle Rail Trail near Camberwell High School has finally been bridged with a nice piece of new path through Riversdale Park.
Wagga Wagga Cycling Survey

A cycling survey for Wagga

Wagga Wagga City Council is keen to hear from residents about their thoughts on all things bike riding. Share your thoughts via the online survey.
Victorian MTB strategy underway

Victorian MTB strategy underway

Mountain bike riders have been asked to contribute ideas to the planning and improvement of current and future mountain bike networks around the state.
Bikelinc new tool against bike theft

A new tool against bike theft

A new online community tool is helping connect bikes to their rightful owners, while making life harder for prospective thieves.
Bikes can make big impact on climate crisis

Bikes can make big impact on climate crisis

An in depth study of the carbon-reducing impact of city-based lifestyle changes revealed that swapping just one trip from car to bike can significantly lower a populations' carbon footprint.
Tunnel works narrow Laurens Street

Tunnel works narrow Laurens Street

The bike lanes in Laurens Street, North Melbourne, will be slimmer as the street is narrowed for works on the new Arden Station as part of the Metro Tunnel project.
The longest bike bridge in Europe

The longest bike bridge in Europe

For a neat $10M the towns of Winschoten to Blauwestad are now connected by the longest bike bridge in Europe, spanning 800 metres across a canal, freeway and nature reserve.

Drop dead! Not if you ride a bike.

A new study from Europe found that if you engaged in regular physical activity your risk of instant death from a heart attack goes down as much as 45 per cent.

Quarter Two – member report

Here’s a quick summary on what we got up to in quarter two and how we’re tracking as we work to make it easier for everyone to ride.

Cash flows for Boulie boost

Major safety upgrades to the popular Kew Boulevard circuit will roll out mid-year following the release of funding from the Federal Government.

Upcoming social rides (non Bike Week ones!)

As well as our Bike Week Women on Wheels and family rides in Devonport and Hobart, we have several of our normal social rides also operating including one in Margate, Claremont to city, city to Cascade and three routes out of Wynyard.

It’s all about the family this Bike Week

Last year’s COVID restrictions reminded so many people across the state of the joys of riding a bike and so this year’s Bike Week is celebrating the families who are riding together more often.

Kingborough Bike Committee get active

Kingborough Council’s Bicycle Advisory Committee has been hard at work on a draft bike plan for the area, with a bigger committee and new members signed off by the council last week.
New plan welcomes bikes in the Yarra Ranges

New plan welcomes bikes in the ranges

Yarra Ranges has a new Integrated Transport Strategy that envisages bikes as a key partner in the quest to make the municipality easier to access.

Is bike theft on the rise in Tassie?

Tasmanian media has picked up on a spate of recent bicycle thefts in the state, warning that it could mean criminals are targeting high-end bikes.
Riding Everest 100 times

Riding Everest 100 times

A humble Aussie doctor recently completed a feat of such extreme endurance and dedication on the bike that it will most likely never be attempted again, let alone bested.

NSW food delivery guidelines

The NSW joint taskforce for food delivery rider safety has released draft guidelines for the industry to create safer working conditions.
Brisbane UCI BMX World Championships 2026

Brisbane to host BMX World Champs

Brisbane is set to welcome the worlds best BMX riders in 2026 when Sleeman Sports Complex hosts the UCI BMX World Championships.
Exhibition Street bike lanes to go further

Exhibition Street lanes to go further

Melbourne City has moved to the next stage of it major Exhibition Street bike lane upgrade with work starting next week between Bourke and Little Lonsdale Street.
St Kilda road bike lane

St Kilda Road lanes upgrade

Riders heading out of the city on St Kilda Road will benefit from an additional section of separated bike lane as far as the Shrine of Remembrance.
bike bridge under Helsinki

New bike tunnel under Helsinki

The Finns are sinking a massive new tunnel under central Helsinki to connect its planned bike network to the capital city's main railway station.
m80 bridge colour

Help choose a colour for this bridge

Melbourne’s riders are being offered a say on the paint job for the cable towers on the Blaxland Avenue Overpass on the Western Ring Road.

Tassie Bike News Bites

This edition's Tassie Bike News Bites features plans to brighten the Intercity Cycleway, George Town MTB progress, Channel Hwy resurfacing, and riding events in the south.

The Gong gets UCI Bike City label

Wollongong has joined a list of elite bike riding destinations overnight, after the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) awarded the coastal city the prestigious UCI Bike City Label.
Big prune to wrinkle Main Yarra Trail

Big prune to wrinkle Main Yarra Trail

The City of Yarra is coming to the rescue along the Main Yarra Trail with a ten day pruning blitz from Burnley to Dights Falls to keep those creeping branches at bay.
Bay Trail detour alert

Bay Trail detour alert

The Bay Trail at St Kilda Beach will be detoured around a major worksite for the next year as Melbourne Water start construction on replacing the Shakespeare Grove main drain.

Hobart defers Mac Point cycleway extension

The City of Hobart has decided to defer the extension of the Intercity Cycleway to the Macquarie Point boundary, following a decision by the Macquarie Point Corporation to pull out its temporary cycleway to Evans Street and restrict access on the remaining path and new road.