July 2019

active living

Hey sport! Try active living

A new Australian study challenges sport as a primary government strategy to increase youth physical activity levels, suggesting a greater focus on active living.
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Regions need more spending from tourists

A review of regional tourism in Victoria has found that only 36 cents of the tourism dollar gets spent in regional Victoria. More people on bikes might help with that.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Hobart Rivulet Path bans bikes, Giant to set up e-bike concept store in St Helens, Sandy Bay Rd works divert bike lanes, Ambassador routes take off.

Invermay plan question mark for new riders

The state government has released its plans for traffic flow upgrades through Invermay, specifically intersections on Goderich and Gleadow streets and Forster and Holbrook streets.

Wantirna trail kicks off

The days of riding on the notorious timber boardwalk in Wantirna South are numbered, with work starting soon on the new connection along the Burwood Highway.
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Plan to boost biking in Orange

The Orange Mountain Bike Club has proposed an exciting new route from Boree Creek to Federal Falls for riders and walkers in the Mount Canobolas area to enjoy.
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Biking around Bunbury just got better

There's a new shared path in Bunbury, with an upgrade along Estuary Drive between Willinge Drive and the railway crossing officially completed last week.

Flinders Street closure announced

Flinders Street will be closed to bikes and all eastbound traffic for between two and three years from September, but appropriate detours are being planned.
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Melbourne’s east gets trails plan

The comprehensive new Eastern Trails Strategy is set to guide the future development of new and existing trails in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.
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Airbike undeterred by Obike disaster

There's a new bike-share company in Adelaide, with 'Airbike' set to launch its fleet in the city within the next fortnight, undeterred by previous failures.
Chapter 2 - The beginning

Talking nutrition for longer rides

Justin Benson and Hannah MacDougall from Pirates Cycling Club have provided a handy write-up for those interested in taking their bike riding to the next level.
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$6.7m for ‘M2M’ Cycleway

The Palaszczuk Government has announced $6.7m for the next stage of upgrades to the popular Mooloolaba to Maroochydore Cycleway, along the Alexandra Headland.

The Canning Street clamp begins

One of our most popular bike commuter routes, Canning Street, will soon also be the route of a major water main project, with planned detours to come.
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Hi-vis call for kids a low-light

In a step backward for active transport, a Queensland academic is encouraging parents to dress themselves and their children in hi-vis vests to improve pedestrian safety.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Coastal pathway erosion bill up to $11m, Dragon Trail MTB race looks for help, and Tasmanian woman's death results in new NY protected bike lane.
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Altona Meadows bridge causes a divide

Hobsons Bay council, pedestrians and bike riders have launched a joint campaign calling for a safe crossing over the Queen Street road bridge in Altona Meadows.
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‘Donut’ disturb while driving

The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) are giving out free donuts as part of their 'Donut' Disturb While Driving campaign, to make our roads a ‘hole’ lot safer.

They’re coming for our bike lanes

Cashed up tech start-ups have been snooping our streets for places to launch their autonomous vehicles, and they like the look of nice car-free bike lanes.

Easy women’s Cycleway ride to Moonah

Ride leader Dorothy McCartney is organising an easy trip along the Intercity Cycleway on Sunday 4 August, leaving the Boathouse at Cornelian Bay at 10 am.
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Give the girls a bike

Bicycle Network's friend Sarah Anne has joined a crew of female riders who are taking on the full Tour de France to show the world what women can do.

Have your say on West Coast MTB strategy

The wild West Coast is the latest region in Tasmania to be bitten by the mountain biking bug, releasing a trails strategy for public comment this week that aims to set it apart from other MTB destinations.

Sydney Road information sessions

VicRoads is opening the floor to people who ride this week with information sessions in Brunswick and Coburg about the Sydney Road Improvement Project.

Hear how Adelaide & Geelong separated

You can hear how Adelaide and Geelong installed and are planning on-road, separated cycleways at a free public forum on Thursday 1 August at Hobart Town Hall.
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Your guide to Le Tour

For those who have not been waiting for this moment all year, we've put together a beginners guide to the Tour de France 2019 - with fun facts, favourites and french phrases to learn.

Road projects could have bicycle spin-offs

The Tasmanian Government has made close to $800 million in promises for new and upgraded roads for the state over five years, and we’re keeping a close eye on which ones will include bicycle infrastructure.
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Get the truck out of the way

There are growing safety concerns associated with trucks illegally parking in bike lanes throughout Melbourne. Send us your photos to help us tackle the issue.
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Big improvement on Little street

The City of Melbourne has added important finishing touches to the city's strong-spine small street, Little Collins, which bike riders will appreciate.
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More sewer works on Beach Road

Beach Road riders will be inconvenienced for six weeks as Melbourne Water will begin work on relining the sewer under Beach Road from next Wednesday 10 July.
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Plenty Road Trail ready to roll

A new 2.8km stretch of the shared path along Plenty Road in Mill Park has opened, as part of stage 1 of the Plenty Road upgrades.

The wrong emphasis in crash reporting

A recent article in The Age about the death of a bike rider in Melbourne's north west, incorrectly emphasized the lighting rather than the alleged criminal behaviour of the driver.

Tassie Bike News Bites

E-bike discounts, new Sandfly and Huon intersection, Dirt Art working on mountain bike plan, new Ride2School van and Big Bike Film Night returns.

Inquest into the death of Norman MacKenzie

Last week, Bicycle Network attended the coronial inquest into the death of Norman MacKenzie, who tragically died from injuries sustained in crash with a bike rider in 2017.