October 2019

The ride of the scaffold

Riders along the busy Footscray Road trail will have a new, uplifting experience over the next six months as they venture west.

Developers building on bike trend

It has been known for years that the location of public transport routes plays a major role in the location and pricing of property. Now the rising role of bikes for transport is having the same effect.
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Sydney Road upgrades delayed

Changes to Sydney Road in Brunswick are again on the backburner after the state government said they are not planning any action until nearby level crossing removal work is finished in 2021.

Bikes deliver the goods in Berlin

A massive trial of parcel delivery in Berlin has established that cargo bikes can do the job of making delivery to the door viable and sustainable.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Swooping magpies, bicycle infrastructure mapping, reimagining Kingston, Hobart Bike Kitchen and North Hobart's Swan Street Park are covered in this edition's Tassie Bike News Bites.

Experience Open House Hobart the easy way

There is so much to see at this year’s Open House Hobart that we’ve put together a free social ride that takes in the major sites as part of a cycling tour on Saturday 9 November. We can only accept a maximum of 15 people on the ride as it includes booked tours so get [...]

Changes to Canning Street detour

The detour for bike riders on Canning Street in Carlton will move further north from Tuesday 29 October as City West Water progresses with water main renewal work.

Bikes banned on Newcastle light rail route

Bike riders have been banned from Scott Street in the mixed running section of the Newcastle Light Rail following the completion of the NSW Government safety review.

Works starts on Bay Trail extension

Work to extend the Bay Trail to Mordialloc starts next week, setting up a major milestone in the development of the popular trail on the Port Phillip shoreline.

Major impacts on St Kilda Road

Major works around the future Anzac Station site on St Kilda Road over the next two weeks will detour some riders and require all riders to take extra care.

Transport CO2 reduction stalls

Australian consumer preferences for heavier vehicles with larger and more powerful engines are to blame for our climate damaging CO2 emissions.

Exercise matters to white matter

A new study of over 1200 MRI scans has found that those your brain has better structure and functioning if you exercise and are fit.

Macksville to Nambucca path imminent

18 months since funding was announced to complete the cycleway between Macksville and Nambucca, construction is expected to start by the end of the year.

Cairns to Gordonvale connection

A new 20 km off-road bike path has been announced to bridge the missing links from Cairns all the way south to Gordonvale.

Tassie Bike News Bites

A new bridge linking Dolphin Sands and Swansea, e-bikes help family ditch car, rotarians riding to raise money for malaria research, new Launceston signs, rail trail legislation to go to parliament.

First E-bike Expo heads to Launceston

We’re heading to Royal Park in Launceston for our first ever E-bike Expo on Sunday 27 October featuring e-bike sellers from the north and north-west of the state.

Is your bike fit and healthy?

Bikes are mechanical objects and have a service life – it's important to look after your bike so it looks after you.

Riding to raise funds – and a sweat

Adrian Matthews is usually working at Viva Energy's Geelong refinery when he wears his fire-retardent protective clothing, but this weekend he will be wearing it while riding United Energy Around the Bay.