October 2020

Exhibition Street work set to start

Work is set to start on the first stretch of protected bike lanes on Exhibition Street between Flinders and Bourke Streets in the Melbourne CBD.

Safety boost for the Boulie

Road cameras have been rolled out on Yarra Boulevard to target the elusive boulie tacker, hoons and other anti-social behaviour.

More trains, bikes to gain

Trains will start running on the new elevated Upfield line on 2 November, signalling that construction will soon enough turn to the new bike trail.
Federation Trail flood

Flooded trail fixed, for now

The incessant flooding of the Federation Trail at Laverton North may be a thing of the past. Fingers crossed.

World Heritage sites give cars the boot

Some of the most valued and appreciated places in the world are taking a lesson from the COVID-19 lockdown and keeping their streets clear of motor cars.
central west cycling trail

A country trail for the taste buds

Bike riders in New South Wales have been spreading jam and cream, not the virus, along a new country trail that has gained popularity through the pandemic.

Scorching the Munda Biddi Trail

A Perth rider became the first to complete the epic 1000km Munda Biddi Trail in under four days last week, smashing the pervious record by 16 hours.
William Street bike lane along the Flagstaff Gardens

Bus operation to squeeze bike lane

The William Street bike lane along the Flagstaff Gardens will be squeezed for space for a while during November due to a major replacement-bus operation.
Closures on the Hallam Bypass Trail

Closures on the Hallam Bypass Trail

There will be intermittent closures of the Hallam Bypass Trail from now until the end of November as part of Stage 2 of the Monash Freeway Upgrade.

Quarterly members report

As an organisation that prides itself on being honest, inclusive, progressive and committed, we wanted to give our members a quick report on what's happened this quarter and how we're tracking.

Taste the Tassie Trail, loop the Domain

Our north-west riders are giving people a taste of the Tasmanian Trail on Sunday 25 October with a 35 km ride between Railton to Sheffield and then on to Paradise.

Tassie Bike News Bites

A Ride2Uni pilot program, Burnie traffic school idea, new bike parking in Hobart schools, a new shared path in Freycinet National Park, and Queenstown MTB progress all feature in this edition of Bike News Bites.

New business guide supports more riding

Employers who want to make it easier for staff and customers to ride to their businesses can now get help from Bicycle Network’s Bikes are Good Business guide.

Tasman Bridge funding a game changer

Shared paths on the Tasman Bridge would be a game changer for Hobart, opening up the possibility of riding or walking to the city for thousands of eastern shore residents.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Tassie Bike News Bites includes Hobart travel data, Wynyard boys calling for bike lanes and Launceston students fixing bikes, East Derwent Highway upgrade and a new pump track in Burnie.

Long-term bike vision for regional WA

Western Australian state and local governments are working together to develop a strategic long-term vision for bike riding, active transport and bike tourism.
active meetings

Riding a bike during work improves performance

If you're looking for a practical solution to increase your physical activity, boost performance and improve general wellbeing in the workplace, working from a bike may be the answer.
truck safety standards

New push for truck safety

A new guide from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is a step in the right direction for making heavy vehicles less of a risk to bike riders and pedestrians.

Better bike lane at Fed Square

Work has started on the installation of security bollards along Swanston Street outside Federation Square that will improve the bike lane in the bustling block.

Councils to lift their game?

A new information hub has been created to improve the capability of local government to plan, design, deliver, activate and evaluate active travel projects.

Tow away zones extended

Drivers that casually park on clearways in Melbourne could find their cars towed away and impounded under new rules being rolled out.

Elizabeth Street transformation starts

Early works to prepare for a transformation of the southern end of Elizabeth Street are now getting underway with some disruption to bike routes expected.

Two new bike bridges arrive

Riders won’t have long to wait to try out two massive bridges that will vastly improve life on the bike in Melbourne’s inner west.

Seniors Week focus on e-bikes

Our Seniors Week activities this year include two free social rides and an online forum all about e-bikes to help more people stay riding for longer.
Older woman wearing red and white dotty helmet and yellow high-vis vest rides on road on a red strep through e-bike.

COVID-19 recovery consultation begins

This month will see the start of community consultation about the state’s recovery from COVID-19 restrictions and we’d like to see better support for more people to ride up there with other major infrastructure ideas.