August 2018

Super Tuesday North 2017

Going north to count bikes

Australia’s biggest bike count will head north next week when Super Tuesday hits the Northern Territory and Queensland on Tuesday 4 September.
Flinders Street Federation Square

Fed Square shard shave alert

There are changes ahead for traffic at the corner of Swanston and Flinders Streets as works starts on a new entrance for the Town Hall Metro Tunnel station.
Lloyd Street changes

Mix track on Lloyd Street

Bikes and cars will be mixing it up on a very slow and congested Lloyd Street in Kensington for the remainder of the year.
Nicholson detour crop

Nicholson St nixed for two weeks

Nicholson Street in Fitzroy will be virtually impassable for the next few weeks as construction of new trams stops will stop traffic.

Car-free days for Edinburgh

Air quality concerns have led another European city – this time Edinburgh – to move to restrict motor traffic and switch commuter behaviour away from cars.
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Police hunt illegal speed bumpers

NSW Police are hunting for at least three people who are believed to be responsible for an illegal speed bump that felled a bunch ride in Kur-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Work starts on Margate–Snug shared path

Kingborough Council has started building a 3 metre wide shared cycling and walking path between Snug and Margate, which is due to open before the end of the year.
Memorial ride for Gitta Scheenhouwer

Calls for change on Chapel Street

The Mayor of Stonnington made a call for protected bike lanes on Chapel Street at this morning’s memorial event for Gitta Scheenhouwer.
Somerville intersection

Cut out cutting corners!

Some breath-taking manoeuvres by riders in Footscray are proving to be troublesome and dangerous.

Is your bike secure enough?

Tasmania Police do not publish statistics on stolen bicycles, but Bicycle Network has been contacted by several people recently who believe electric bicycles are being targeted by thieves.

Minor price for major indiscretion

A punishment of 150 hours unpaid work was given to a driver who left a young bike rider in a critical condition on the road and waited to hand herself in.

Up and over for Upfield

The levels crossings removals planned for Moreland Road and Bell Street in Coburg will have significant implications for major bike routes in the suburb.

Sailing the narrows along the Port

The Footscray Road path is usually plenty wide enough for bikes. Except, from next week along the Port a section will be unexpectedly narrow.

Strange tales from the black box

Many modern cars, and probably all future cars, will have a tiny data collection device that will record everything that the driver and the vehicle gets up to.
Eye tracking at intersections

Yes, they really don’t see you

Only half of drivers are scanning for bike riders and pedestrians when they make left turns at intersections, according to new research.

Speed lust on the up

An increasing number of Victorians think they should be able to exceed speed limits, according to the latest TAC annual survey of the state’s motorists.

Volunteer to put smiles on faces

Two groups are operating trishaw bicycles in Tasmania to help older people get out and about and are looking for volunteer riders.

Forests and farms ride

Join us for our Gunns Plains Loop ride this Sunday 26 August and grab your dose of forest and farmland in a route of just over 24 kilometres.

Back in Belmont’s bike plan

Further information is available about upgrades to High Street in Belmont that include easy and comfortable bike connections.

Pick my BIKE project

Voting is now open for the Victorian Government’s Pick My Project grant scheme and more than 28  community bike projects have made the cut.

Living north of the river

Launceston Council has embarked on a project to improve the northern suburbs with transport, public spaces and health in its sights.

Memorial in South Yarra

Join the bike riding community in South Yarra for a special memorial to remember a life that should never have been lost.
30km/h speed zone in Yarra

No rockets in this pocket

Melbourne has joined other advanced global cities with a move towards lower, 30km/h urban speed limits from September this year.

Chilling out on Childers Street

Bike access to Childers Street in South Kensington will be frozen from tomorrow as work on Melbourne Metro’s tunnel moves to the first stage of construction.
Maribyrnong sewer map

Maribyrnong River sewer works soon

The Maribyrnong River Main Sewer is about to be upgraded through Avondale Heights, Essendon West and Aberfeldie, the approximate route of the Maribyrnong Trail.
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TfV ponders Sydney Road upgrades

Transport for Victoria has developed concepts for major improvements to Sydney Road that include bike lanes instead of on-street car parking.
Arden Street Vision

Arden goes active

The vision for the massive redevelopment of the Arden precinct in North Melbourne shows a powerful commitment to active transport.
Durrant Street in Brighton

Perfect storm in Brighton

Smart thinking has turned a storm water project in Brighton into an opportunity for a street upgrade and a new bike facility.

Snap, Send, Solve success

A report to Snap, Send, Solve has resulted in the hasty removal of a dangerous drain and road plate in the City of Melbourne.

Drivers understand cyclist passing laws

Research from the Road Safety Advisory Council has found that driver understanding of the 1 metre cyclist passing laws has increased over the past four years, but not of the 1.5 metre passing law.

Brits set sights on cargo bikes

The UK government is loading up on cargo bikes as it seeks solutions for the congestion and pollution crises threatening the prosperity of its cities.
Jump e-bike owned by Uber

Uber bikes show cars the way

Imagine you have the Uber app on your iPhone, you are in a hurry to get from A to B, what do you choose? Car or bike?