June 2019

FNQ’s tourism treat gets funding

Described as FNQ's most important tourism project, the Wangetti Trail mountain bike and hiking path from Palm Cove to Port Douglas has been guaranteed funding.

United States plans 6000 km rail trail

Planning is underway to link up a continuous 6000 kilometre trail across the US. The Great American Rail Trail will link up more than 125 existing trails across the country.

Revelate reveals recall

The Revelate Designs Terrapin 14L System Bike Seat Bag has been recalled because it may detach and become entangled in the rear wheel and cause a crash.

Death driver drug positive

The garbage truck driver involved in the crash that killed an 18 year-old bike rider in Bendigo has a history of methamphetamine use, the court has been told.

Glen Eira BUG upcoming social rides

The Glen Eira Bicycle User Group have a couple of social bike rides coming up that Bicycle Network members are more than welcome to join in on.
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Uber bikes plan to jump into Australia

Uber reveal plans to introduce their electric bike and scooter share company Jump to Australia and New Zealand as part of a measured, data-driven expansion.

Merry Mole Creek Weekend in July

Our north-west riders’ group like to mix it up with multi-day rides and this time they are heading to Mole Creek for the weekend 27–28 July and everyone’s invited.

Elizabeth Street team looks to separation

The Hobart City Council is set to consider its first on-road separated cycleway in a community proposal to install an uphill separated lane on Elizabeth Street between Melville and Warwick streets.
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Freo bike plan to double commuter trips

The new Fremantle bike plan is designed to encourage more people to ride bikes in the area, and is out for public comment until July 1 2019. Have your say.
NSW State Budget 2019-20

Bike commitments unclear in NSW budget

Despite a record infrastructure spend of $93 billion over the next four years, the latest NSW Budget is decidedly light when it comes to any detail on active transport commitments.

Changes to Nepean Highway at Carrum

Due to construction work by the Level Crossings Removal Authority at Carrum there will be a series of changes to the road alignment in the coming month.

Go wild over more Mersey MTB while Hobart plans

Some 16 km of green-rated mountain bike trails opened last weekend in Railton, with a big crowd of bike riders attending to welcome the new stage of the Wild Mersey network. Stage 2 of Wild Mersey includes a pump track at Railton, new tracks in Goliath Park and a linking track between the Warrawee Reserve [...]
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Great Kiwi Escape highlight reel

If you haven’t heard by now – we’re going to New Zealand! That’s right, our search for great bike riding escapes has led us across the ditch in 2020 for the Great Kiwi Escape.
100 years Great Ocean Road

Great meets Greatest

In 2019 we are celebrating our greatest Great Vic ever, and the bike riding adventure coincides with another great milestones - 100 years of the Great Ocean Road.
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Plans to slash speed limits by 10km/h in WA

In an effort to drastically reduce the road toll, speed limits across WA could be slashed by up to 10km/ following a progressive proposal by the state’s Road Safety Council.

Shock jury decision in bike death

A woman who was using her mobile phone just moments before her car struck a bike rider from behind has been found not guilty by a Perth jury.
Dooring Bicycle Network

Good guy Uber wants to tackle dooring

A new feature is being trialed in the Uber app in North America to alert passengers to watch for bikes if they're dropped off on a street with bike lanes.

Counting transport benefits of infrastructure

Bicycle Network has teemed up with the University of Tasmania and Cycling South to conduct a count of people walking and riding using the new Macquarie Point shared path and Remembrance Bridge.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Launceston citywide consultation, Tasman Hwy roundabouts and Battery Point Slipyards master plan open for comment, new tracks and car park for Bay of Fires MTB track and Sheffield-Railton Rail Trail re-opened to the public.
Bay Trail

Bay Trail extension set to go

All the required funding has now been secured for the extension of the Bay Trail to Mordialloc, with work on the extension set to begin sometime this year.
Comox-Helmcken Greenway

Greenway = bums off couch and on bike seat

A study measuring physical activity in residents pre and post developing of a bike-friendly thoroughfare proved that investing in infrastructure does get more people active.