July 2018

Women's Health Week social rides

It’s 50/50 on the Great Outback Escape

Bicycle Network proud to reveal that our newest multi-day event, the Great Outback Escape, is the first ride in our suite of events to achieve gender parity in participation.
Federation Trail Flood

Federation Trail flooded

The Federation Trail at Laverton North was flooded and impassable at the weekend, with no safe work-around.
car free street in Bolzano

Car-free school streets

Vienna is joining cities around the world that are moving to rid school precincts of the scourge of school drops-offs.

Tour de France 2018 recap

With some tough and dramatic days of racing, the final week of the Tour de France 2018 was always going to be thrilling. Here’s how it unfolded.

Police lay charges over oil traps

Some slick work by Victoria Police has resulted in a Werribee man being charged over a number of oil spills on the Dynon Road bike path last year.

Vale Wendy Braybon

Bicycle Network is saddened by the news that a long term member and Great Vic Bike Ride enthusiast Wendy Braybon has passed away.
Moreland strategy

Moreland earmarks mighty progress

The Moreland City Council has released its draft Integrated Transport Strategy, and it is a progressive and exciting plan that gives good priority to bike riding.

Recall: Close shave with Timemachine

BMC has recalled its 2017 and 2018 Time Machine 01 triathlon and time trial bikes. When using certain tyre widths on these Timemachine models, the distance between the front tyre and the down tube may not meet the required safety tolerance, and there may be contact between the frame and the tyre. Contact between the [...]

Bikes great for business in Denmark

More bikes in the street is more than just a fashion trend – it is at the core productivity and growth – according to Denmark’s top business lobby.

Bike Futures shows Tassie the (cycle)way

On 5 July about 100 engineers, planners, designers, researchers and decision-makers from local and state government, private business and the University of Tasmania came together to hear why separated cycleways are a good idea for Tasmania.

Moving from cars to active transport

Tackling Tasmania’s car addiction is the first step towards moving people towards active transport options according to our Bike Futures presenter and transport planner, Knowles Tivendale.

Share bikes come to Canberra

As more dockless share bike companies quit Australia, Canberra is readying itself for its own share bike trial.
Car driver using mobile phone

Drivers missing texting message

An alarming new study has found that people who drive are more concerned with the “fear of missing out” than by the fear of crashing while texting and driving.

Footpath riding pressure mounts

Pressure to increase the age of footpath riding continues in NSW thanks to help from Independent Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich.

Dutch experience provides blueprint

The recent Bike Futures seminar heard from Dr Elliot Fishman, fresh from his latest study tour of The Netherlands, on how infrastructure can encourage cycling.
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Tour de France rest day recap

On the first rest day of this year's Tour de France, we take a look back and recap all the action from the first week of racing.

Sydney surges ahead with separation

The City of Sydney’s head of Cycling Strategy, Fiona Campbell, was a big hit at the recent Bike Futures seminar, showing how separated cycleways could be retrofitted into old city streets.
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Minimising the impact of construction

Bicycle Network brought together bike advocates and stakeholders from across Sydney to discuss issues and concerns arising from major construction works.
WA anti speeding campaign

WA ads still not up to speed

Despite already being embarrassed once this year by bike-shaming advertisements, the WA Government has doubled down with a confusing reboot.
Port Phillip

Port Phillip to boost bike network

The City of Port Phillip has signalled a major upgrade to it bike riding network, with eleven bike corridors to be completed in the next 10 years.

Beach Road works on the move

The relining of the Brighton sewer continues to creep along Beach Road, with riders needing to be alert to further location changes over the next two weeks. The next section is between the Brighton bathing boxes car park and Brighton Baths southern car park entrance. Work will take place over the week from 6pm Sunday [...]
Follow the Tour

Tour de France 2018 preview

The Tour de France 2018 is the 105th edition of the world's most famous bike race and is set to be a particularly memorable edition. Here's a race preview.
Arthurs Seat - United Energy Around the Bay 300km

Not your average bay ride

For the first time in the event's history, Bicycle Network is running a 300km ride option in the United Energy Around the Bay.

Hobart moves on transport strategy

The City of Hobart has released its draft transport strategy, with the next meeting of council to decide whether it should be open to public feedback.

On track for separate bike paths in Hobart

This week in Hobart, local and state government engineers and planners, transport researchers and public health advocates are getting together to talk about how Tasmania could adopt separated cycleways.