June 2020

ireland spends big on bikes

Ireland spending up big on bikes

The Republic of Ireland have committed a whopping €360 million annually (over AU$586 million) to cycling and walking schemes for the next five years.
Bike riders and the Sydney Harbour Bridge steps

Another Harbour Bridge ramp update

Transport officials are finalising plans for cycle ramps at the northern and southern ends of the Sydney Harbour Bridge more than two years after community opposition sidelined the project.

COVID has lessons for road safety

A powerful new report urges the government to learn the lessons of COVID-19 and apply them to the development of the new National Road Safety Strategy.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Rail Trails Australia is after a Tassie volunteer representative, Hobart Airport access includes shared path, Glenorchy looking for ideas for its trails, Meehan Range gets a real cliffhanger of a track, Launceston cycling campaign gets boost and the Legislative Council elections are set for 1 August.
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Changed conditions on Burnley Street

There will be some minor impacts expected on people riding bikes in Richmond in early July as the Hawthorn Sewer upgrade project hits Murphy and Palmer Street.

Bikes shed light on town planning

Smart bike lights in the UK are being used to collect cycling data and feedback for town planners to utilise in improving bike riding routes.
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New greenlink in Slacks Creek

A new one kilometre greenlink pathway opened in Slacks Creek, Queensland this week, offering a new and exciting healthy space to the community.

Want to commute but don’t know how?

Many people are out of the habit of getting into their cars every morning, now it's broken how do we help them into a new habit of riding to work instead of driving? Finding a route to work they are comfortable with is a big start.

Four social rides on offer this month

After being limited to riding with one other person for months our social ride leaders have burst out of the gates with two rides already held and three more in the offing this month.
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Canning to get final seal

The prolonged water main project along Canning Street is in its final stages, and with work wrapping up, the time has come to give the road a fresh new seal.

Richmond route revs up

Work is starting next week on a major upgrade to the important Elizabeth Street route to the CBD through Richmond.

Launceston brings bikes in from the cold

Launceston Council has voted to improve its representation of bicycle riders with the formation of a new transport committee dedicated to improving active transport in the municipality.

Silt tilt strikes Yarra Trail

Silt that has built up beneath the Main Yarra Trail pontoons in Burnley needs to be removed. It will cause closures to the trail.

Pontoon bridges open

Two new bridges have opened on the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail and they are a great example of how detours can be done properly.
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World Bicycle Day 2020

With riders around the world celebrating World Bicycle Day yesterday, we handed out three $100 bike vouchers to our favourite snaps from the day.
bay trail mentone

Bikes booming on new Bay Trail

The recently opened section of the Bay Trail south from Mentone is going gangbusters – a ringing endorsement of Kingston Council and the community supporters.

Road closures at Carrum

Riders heading south in the coming days should be aware that Station Street in Carrum will be closed for road works.

Clarence cycling links coming along

Clarence City Council unveiled a new shared path on Rosny Hill Rd last month and is working on improvements to the Foreshore Trail around Montagu Bay.

Time to fix Carlton Gardens conundrum

The opportunity to fix some of the awkward bike connections around the Carlton Gardens has arrived in the Carlton Gardens Master Plan. See the plan and have your say.

Tassie Bike News Bites

This edition's bike news includes new short painted lanes in New Town, surveys galore and Bicycle Network helping students reduce their climate emissions.
green transport

Green transport creates jobs

New research suggests that investment in transforming the transport sector could create millions of new jobs and help countries create greener, healthier economies.
london bike riders

Bikes to rule London streets

Radical changes that will transform London's streets to promote bikes have been announced by the national government and city authorities.

Census data questioned

New research from the University of NSW is questioning the effectiveness of how Australia uses Census data to estimate cycling numbers.

Figures show long term rider rise

New research is challenging the myth that bike riding numbers are declining in Australia and highlights the lack of proper data on national cycling trends.
Pontoons on the Moonee Ponds Creek

Pontoons on the Moonee Ponds Creek

Riders on the trail along the lower Moonee Ponds Creek may be surprised to find themselves on a pontoon floating on the water this week.