January 2019


Bike rider fatalities continue to flatline

Following another year where bike riding fatalities have remained stagnant, Bicycle Network is calling for urgent action to address risks for people who ride bikes.

Kororoit trail takes the next step

The dream of a completed trail along the Kororoit Creek has moved another step closer with news that design work for the final stage will get underway.
Peter David Katonin

Fake e-bike unmasked in pedestrian death

The so-called e-bike involved in a fatal collision with a pedestrian should have been labelled a motorbike, exposing a dangerous loop hole that needs tightening.
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Shock-collar! Specialized recall

Specialised have recalled a wide range of models because of problems with the steerer tube collar which may cause a sudden lose of steering control.

Bikes can bust belly fat

A new study from the University of Copenhagen have put obese people on bikes to help confirmed the exact molecule that helps those who exercise lose weight.
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Bone breaking bollards must go

The City of Stirling's decision to install bollards to slow down cyclists is a step in the wrong direction for safety, and should be reconsidered immediately.
Maribyrnong Trail detour

Maribyrnong Trail detour

From Monday there will be a short detour of the Maribyrnong River Trail at Steele Creek Reserve in Essendon West as Melbourne Water continue sewer upgrades.
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Somerville Road diversion looming

Riders face changed traffic conditions in Somerville Road, Yarraville for the next two months as construction of the M102 water main begins at Julian Street.
Riding to school

Parents stifling active children

Kids are being driven to school instead of riding a bike because parents would rather combine the school drop off in a car with the commute or other trips.

Better times at the ‘Boulie

A detour at the end of the Kew Boulevard that asked riders to cross the Chandler Highway using pedestrian lights at the Eastern Freeway will be removed.

Guilty plea for culpable driving charge

27-year-old Michael Panayides who killed Dutch woman Gitta Scheenhouwer while she was riding her bike on Chapel Street pleaded guilty to culpable driving.

New additions to self-guided ride page

The number of our self-guided bicycle route maps are growing, with recent additions covering Orielton Lagoon and the new Margate to Snug shared path.
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SA safety message is dim, not enlightening

The latest bike safety advertisements by the Motor Accident Commission of South Australia (MACSA) are embarrassing. They provide advice for bike riders that could be wrong and discourage bike riding.

New campaign aims to keep bush healthy

NRM South has released the Ride Clean brochure and poster urging mountain bike riders to keep their bikes clean to stop the spread of weeds and disease in our natural areas.

Kingborough Council open to ideas

Kingborough Council in Hobart’s south is calling for ideas for what people want to see in the area to help it make decisions about infrastructure and services, including for bicycles.

Midtown next up for streetscape makeover

The City of Hobart is calling for ideas for its latest project to rejuvenate a shopping strip – Elizabeth Street between Melville and Warwick streets – and there’s a chance for bike riders to have their say.

From the Great Vic to the RoadNats

Is the Great Vic Bike Ride one of Australia’s greatest cycling breeding grounds? It's where new national champ Sarah Gigante discovered her love for bikes.

Bay Trail doubles up at Brighton

The squeeze will ease on the frenetically active Bay Trail at Brighton with the release of plans which will see one pinch point duplicated.