December 2018

TASTE bike riders win when they park

Bicycle Network Tasmania is providing free bicycle valet parking at the Taste of Tasmania, offering the chance to win a day’s electric bike hire for two from Cranke.
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More Napier Street detours

As Melbourne Water moves to the next stage of the M41 water main project in North Fitzroy, further detours will be introduced in January.
summer cycling

Beat the heat – tips for summer riding

The warmer weather is kicking in, and while we are all excited to enjoy time on the bike over the summer break, it is important to take certain precautions.
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Heart Trail – riding for a reason

James Sheppard, the young man who rode 20km Around the Bay just 5 months after a heart transplant, is now gearing up for a 200km ride for a special cause.

Christmas comes early for young riders

This week some lucky students received an early Christmas present as part of Bicycle Networks 'ugly Christmas jersey' campaign - a brand new Reid bike!
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Slimmed down trucks to make cities safer

Reports in the U.S. suggests that emergency vehicles like fire trucks should slim down so that streets can be made safer and more liveable for other users.
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Optimism for Monaro Rail Trail

A report on the proposed 208km Monaro rail trail from Queanbeyan to Bombala suggest that the route could offer considerable tourism potential to the region.

Add all-ages bike paths to transport mix

THE Hobart City Deal could play an important role in changing transport choices in Hobart. One of the goals of the deal is to invest in infrastructure to provide efficient transport that enhances accessibility and liveability. This seems to have been interpreted as public transport in the form of ferries, light rail and efficient buses. [...]

Enjoy summer festivities by bike

Bicycle Network is providing valet bike parking at the Taste of Tasmania and Hobart Hurricanes cricket matches over summer.

Snug–Margate path up and running

A new 3 metre wide shared path running between Snug and Margate has been officially opened, with locals already embracing the easy link between the two towns.

An open letter to the media

In Victoria we have a problem—the way bike rider fatalities are reported in the media upsets and angers many people.

Bridge works to impact Bay Trail

Works on the Hyde Street Bridge over Stoney Creek in Yarraville will be a minor inconvenience for riders along the Bay Trail West until March next year.

Bike vs pedestrian crash myth exposed

A new and comprehensive study of pedestrian injuries resulting from collisions with people who ride bikes in Melbourne has found that such crashes are rare.
Maribyrnong Trail detour

Maribyrnong Trail detour in Essendon West

There will be minor detours on the Maribyrnong Trail in Essendon West over the next few weeks as part of the Maribyrnong River Main Sewer upgrade investigations.

Pascoe Vale Road sewer project alert

The Pascoe Vale Road sewer relining project gets underway soon and may have some impact on riders in the Pascoe Vale and Strathmore areas from early next year.

North Fitzroy water main works alert

Melbourne Water will have intermittent road closures on Alfred Crescent, Falconer and Scotchmer Streets in December and January for the M41 Water Main Project.
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HS2 Bike: the forgotten trail

The proposal to develop a 500km north-south bike route through central England in conjunction with the High Speed 2 rail project seems to be going nowhere.
denmark riders

Middle aged riders cheat death

An interesting study of a huge group of riders in Denmark has provided powerful proof that people who ride bikes live longer than those that choose not to.
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Capital City Trail crossing input needed

The City of Yarra is looking for local input in order to finalise options to improve two dicey road crossings on the busy Capital City Trail in North Fitzroy.
Riding to school

Childhood inactivity at crisis level

A global analysis of childhood physical activity paints a grim picture of Australia — our children are not moving enough and we’re falling behind the rest of the world.
Minimum passing distance

Send us your close passes

Bicycle Network is asking members and riders to send videos of close and dangerous passes to help us with a special minimum passing distance project.

Coast into berry Christmas cycle

Celebrate Christmas with a cycle along the coast on Sunday 23 December to the Berry Patch in Turners Beach – festive season decorations mandatory!

ABC following the Great Vic

You may have noticed some ABC film crews following around the Great Vic this year. We've collated all the videos from the ABC in one place for you to enjoy.

Hobart’s good & not so good news

Bicycle riders in Hobart have had two small wins with the lengthening of the green bicycle signal at Evans Street and the relocation of a pole on the Channel Highway in Taroona.

Hobart Domain highways up for review

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments are reviewing the three highways bordering Hobart’s Queens Domain to come up with a plan to improve transport through the area, including cycling and walking.