September 2018

Bike touring to the Great Vic

Touring to the Great Vic

A Bicycle Network member in Sydney is taking on this year's Great Vic Bike Ride, but he'll be doing more than just the 541 kilometres that make up the nine-day event.
Road Safety Inquiry

Road safety performance going nowhere

There is need for a dramatic change in road safety management in Australia, according to a recently released inquiry into the national road safety strategy
French bike plan

French speak out for bikes

The French Government announced a massive $350million fund to roll-out new bike infrastructure over the next seven years, in a bid to triple cycling by 2024
VW cargo-bike

As cars go, VW goes cargo

German car giant Volkswagen has shocked the industry with the introduction of a 3-wheeled cargo e-bike as a solution for the mobility challenges of tomorrow
30km/h speed zone in Yarra

30km/h speed trial now active

The 30km/h speed limit trial in the Yarra council area is now underway, with the new speed limits being enforced since 21 September.
m102 water main

Avoid Plenty Road work zone

The Plenty Road upgrade work zone through Mill Park is to be avoided by riders. It is a construction site with no bike lanes changed operating conditions.
Rathdowne North Water Main

Rathdowne gets dug up

Riders should expect disruption on the Rathdowne Street route in North Carlton from early October, as City West Water is renewing a section of water main.
Mernda Trail

Mernda Trail a vital link

The completion of the Mernda rail line has focused attention on the new trail that will link bike riders from South Morang to Mernda & stations long the way
Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road not so great

Sections of the Great Ocean Road will not be so great for riders over the next couple of months as Regional Roads Victoria ramps up repair work for holidays
Haymarket Roundabout

Pelham demolition needs caution

Major demolition activity begins this week at the old City Ford site at Haymarket Roundabout, with increased truck traffic in the area until mid-December
Federation Trail

Federation Trail now a dry zone

The Federation Trail in Laverton North is passable after being underwater since June. Pumps removed the water, the path was swept & route has been re-opened

Ride2Work and win a Henty backpack

All Tasmanian riders who register on the Ride2Work Day portal will go in the running for a super cool black Henty Tube backpack and trucker cap.

Seniors ride into week

We’ve got two rides on offer to celebrate Seniors Week 2018: E-bike Coffee and Cake Ride to MONA on Monday 15 October and Berry Patch feast on Tuesday 16 October.

Driveway lips a trip

High driveway lips pose a danger to cyclists - let local councils and the Institute of Public Works Engineers know about driveways higher than the 10mm standard.
TAC legal loop

Rory’s Law passed in parliament

TAC coverage has been officially extended for bike riders involved in crashes with stationary vehicles in Victoria after parliament passed reforms.

RACT looking for congestion busters

The RACT is calling for ideas to improve Hobart’s traffic congestion now and into the future to help it put together a mobility vision for the capital city

Legend to ride solo

An Around the Bay legend is set to tackle the 210 kilometre anti-clockwise ride on his own in order to keep a 26 year streak alive.
Fitzsimons Lane as

Suburban road concepts disappoint

The first concepts for the design of a swarth of suburban road upgrades in Melbourne’s north and south are starting to emerge, and they are deflating.
Mullum Mullum Trail map

Mullum Mullum Trail now completed

The long anticipated Mullum Mullum Trail in Melbourne’s east opens this weekend, creating a magnificent new circuit for riders.
Road closures

Hyde St sewer works continue

Riders on Hyde Street near the West Gate Bridge should continue to exercise care as the North Yarra Deviation Sewer Project expands its footprint through this popular riding route.
Dean Street Underpass at Moonee Ponds

Troublesome underpass now fixed

Riders have reacted positively to the reopening of the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail at the Dean Street underpass near the Moonee Ponds Racecourse.
Victoria Parade closure map

Victoria Parade closure

One of the city’s busiest streets, Victoria Parade in Fitzroy, will be totally closed to traffic for several days the weekend after next.
SuperTuesday NT Darwin

A super count in the north

On Tuesday 4 September, more than 160 people across Queensland and NT got up extra early to help count the numbers of people riding bikes.
Image: Paul Krueger on Flickr

PARKing Day reuses car parking space

PARKing day is a global event designed to help people re-imagine roadways to replace on-street car parking with other activities. Bicycle Network is joining forces with the Planning Insitute of Tasmania and the University of Tasmania this Friday 21 September to take two car parking bays in Collins Street for the day. Bicycle Network will [...]
Autonomous cargo bike

Riderless cargo on call

Just as bike riders begin to grapple with the implications of driverless motor cars taking to the streets, we could also come face-to-face with something more familiar—a robot on bike wheels.
Distracted pedestrian crossing the road

Distracted pedestrians close the gait

Many bike riders say they have developed a sixth sense to detect when walkers ahead of them are distracted by their phone, and now researchers have discovered why.
NSW Bike Week 2018_Newsroom

What’s on for NSW Bike Week

Running from Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 September, NSW Bike Week is a state-wide celebration of all things bike riding.
Ride2Work_Melbourne, Albert Street

Lack of exercise puts one in four at risk

The world’s leading health agency has called for urgent action on physical inactivity with a new report finding that a quarter of all adults worldwide fail to get enough exercise.

Coastal Pathway cashed up

The North-West Coastal Pathway is is set to be extended to from Sulphur Creek to Latrobe after the state government confirmed $4.8 million of funding.

Mac Point bike path set to roll

Macquarie Point is set to get two new bike paths through the site, if a development application lodged with the City of Hobart receives approval.

NSW ringing out on close passes

A freedom of information request has revealed that you’re more likely to be fined for not having a bell on your bike than you are for a close pass in a car.