March 2019

Moonee Ponds Creek transformation planned

The lower Moonee Ponds Creek is in the early stages of planning for a major upgrade, and regular riders of the trail are encouraged to share their suggestions for improvement.

NSW Liberals win election

The NSW Liberals won that state election on Saturday 23 March, but what does that mean for people who ride bikes? See what they've said they'll do.

Don’t go loco during rail disruptions

Bicycle Network will be making sure commuters don’t go loco during upcoming rail disruptions by helping them jump on a bike and take two wheels to work.

No rush to write off Rushall path

Yarra City recently decided not to deliver on years of commitments to build a shared path in Rushall Reserve. But there's still hope for a future Rushall path.

Brunswick bike survey

Member for Brunswick Tim Read MP wants help from people who ride bikes to make Brunswick safer for riding and a better place to live.

Southbank Promenade speed study

Between 1 April and 7 April riders’ speed will be measured along Southbank Promenade, as part of a serious study by the City of Melbourne to aid future developments.

Bikes bring better housing

A new study from London shows that building good bike facilities can have a positive impact on housing development and influence where people desire to live.

Bikes beat pills for fighting fat

More evidence is emerging that exercise is more effective in reducing stores of the dangerous fat that hides deep in the body than pharmaceutical solutions.

More enthusiasm for your kerb

As our cities and towns seek to improve streets for bike riders and pedestrians, the focus of the street is moving from the roadway to the kerb.

Work starts on new trail crossing

Scotchmans Creek Trail is getting a major upgrade to improve safety by installing signalised crossing at Atkinson Street in Chadstone, with minor detours in place.

CW Seong: Recovery and reward

CW Seong took on Peaks Challenge Falls Creek for the first time in 2019, and drove quite a way to get there! Hear his impressive story of recovery and reward.
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Gardiners Creek set for upgrade

The City of Stonnington are calling for bike riders input as part of their master plan to upgrade to the popular Gardiners Creek Trail in the coming years.
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Collingwood bike lanes extended

The protected bike lanes along Wellington Street in Collingwood are to be extended further north, making it safer for one-eyed Magpie supporters to get to the MCG.

Fred Jung: As mates or not at all

Fred Jung shared his story from Peaks Challenge Falls Creek 2019, after agreeing last year that they would tackle the Legend together or not at all.

Bridge closures in Yarraville

The relocation of power lines along the West Gate Freeway in Yarraville will close the overpass at Fogarty Avenue for several weeks from tomorrow.
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Ride2School: more than just a day

On the eve of National Ride2School Day, we encourage everyone to get involved in one of Australia's biggest celebrations of active transport, not just the kids.

Risks continue to be ignored

News that another bike rider has been horrifically killed in a crash with a truck highlights the urgent need to address the risk that heavy vehicles pose on our roads.

Pedalling a way out of congestion

The answer to traffic congestion in our capital cities isn’t in cutting back permanent migration, it’s in investing and creating space for active transport.

The latest rideable reactions

With e-scooter hire schemes launching in QLD, SA and NZ, the discussion around where these new transport modes fit into existing systems continues.

Oft-flooded underpass for upgrade

The flood-prone underpass on one of Melbourne’s busiest bike routes may finally be in line for a much-needed fix. Your feedback on this project is vital.
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Inkerman Street project sees daylight

blic consultation is being sought for the vital east-west bike route along Inkerman Road between St Kilda and North Caulfield. Your support is essential!

Pain Revolution rides into town & we go global

Three social rides are coming up in the next two weeks, one to highlight the role of physical activity in managing pain, a Pipeline at night ride and a family ride to Taste the World in Moonah.
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The risk of dog day drivers

New research shows man's best friend is adding to the problem of distracted driving, with 1 in 3 dog-owning drivers not safely restraining their dogs in the car.
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Roads lobby back-pedals on cars

Some of Australia’s fiercest advocates of road building and the car-based lifestyle are starting to have second thoughts: maybe more cars aren’t the answer?

Maribyrnong Trail Sewer Works

There will be minor inconvenience for riders along the Maribyrnong Trail in Essendon West for the next four months as part of the Maribyrnong River Main upgrades

Friends of the rail trail show the way

Bicycle Network CEO Craig Richards escaped the city to experience the riding the trails of Bendigo with the Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail.

Cammeray Roadies: One Team One Dream

Cammeray Roadies will be making their biggest Peaks Challenge Falls Creek attempt tomorrow and they sent us their story. Say hello if you see them!

Federal money for Hobart cycling

Bicycle Network Tasmania spokesperson Alison Hetherington has welcomed the announcement today of $850,000 in federal money for cycling infrastructure in Hobart from independent MP Andrew Wilkie.  
Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday returns this morning

Australia’s biggest tally of bike riders, Bicycle Network’s Super Tuesday commuter bike count, is on again this morning from 7:00am to 9:00am.