December 2020

Manly cycleway canned

A cycleway planned for The Corso, Darley Road and Whistler Street in Manly has been canned by Northern Beaches Council after public consultation.

New off-road trails identified for Brisbane

A network of new mountain bike tracks, cyclo-cross circuits, pump tracks and off-road trails have been earmarked under Brisbane Council’s draft off-road cycling strategy.

We can see clearly now

Gone are the dark shrouds that had riders blind as they crossed The Moonee Ponds Creek on the narrow path at Footscray Road.
COVID 19 noise chars

A COVID kind of hush

A fascinating study has confirmed that exposure to environmental noise dropped nearly in half during COVID-19 lockdowns.
Trail terminates at Docklands Studios

Trail terminates at Docklands Studios

A section of the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail adjacent to Docklands Studios has closed to enable the construction of the new Sound Stage 6 project.
Caution required at Southgate

Caution required at Southgate

Riders should be alert to construction works as a concrete block is installed at the foot of Southgate Ave to control vehicle intrusion into promenade.

State roads cycling projects get underway

The Tasmanian Government has started work on several projects that will provide off-road share paths on state-owned roads as part of the commitment to spend $2 million per region to improve cycling infrastructure.

Tassie Bike News Bites

The last of the year's Tassie Bike News covers new pump tracks, 2021 Bike Week, new Kingborough bike petition, coastal pathway funding needed, Wild Mersey expanding and a cycleteering challenge in Launceston.

Women get pedalling

Our Women on Wheels ride earlier this month was cancelled due to wind, which means we have two rides coming up in the next few weeks as well as our north-west riders group monthly ride.

How bikes made 2020 better

We often say that the bike is a simple solution to some of the world’s most complicated problems and that was never truer than in 2020.

Lime bikes jump into action

Share bikes are once again back in Melbourne, with electric bike and scooter company Lime releasing hundreds of e-bikes previously owned by Jump.

Bus your bike from the rail trail

Riders on the O'Keefe Rail Trail between Heathcote and Bendigo will soon be able to hitch their bikes to a bus a take a ride back to town.

A day in the life of a riding marshal

Ever wondered what its like to volunteer as a route marshal on the Great Vic Bike Ride? Four of our most dedicated marshals share their experiences.
Help Yarra get its glow back

Help Yarra get its glow back

The City of Yarra was once—for a while—Australia’s most bike-friendly council, and now there is a chance it can get the title back again.

Making Bagot Road better

Feedback is being sought on how to make Bagot Road in Darwin better for bike riding, with feedback to help concepts for a new path.
NSW Police

Major crackdown on reckless driving in NSW

NSW Police and Crime Stoppers have launched a major crackdown on life threatening behaviour, calling on road users to help report drink, drug, dangerous and distracted driving.
Down, down down. Dutch cut speed

Down, down down. Dutch cut speed

In a move to cut road casualties amongst children, the Netherlands parliament recently voted that 30kmh will be the limit all streets in built-up areas.
Change to M80 trail detour

Change to M80 trail detour

Riders along the M80 Ring Road Trail in Thomastown can expect a minor change to their detour from next Monday.

Tassie Bike News Bites

This edition of Bike News Bites looks at bus drivers being trained in passing distance laws, speed limits in Hobart, width of the Intercity Cycleway, and movement on the coastal pathway.
Bridge works to detour Fed Trail

Federation Trail Detour update

Works on construction of the new Federation Trail bridge at Williams Landing are underway again, causing the trail to be closed and detoured.
Gardiners Creek Toorak Road de-silting

Toorak Road underpass improvements

Silt deposits in the Gardiners Creek at Toorak Road are being removed in an attempt to prevent frequent and annoying flooding of the adjacent trail.

Petrol and diesel car ban for UK

The internal combustion engine is going the way of the dodo, with the UK joining California in making plans for a phase out.