March 2018

new swan st detours header

Swan to paddle faster

The good news is that the Swan Street Bridge project is to be speeded up. The bad news is that the paths under the bridge will be closed.
By-pass pipe Bay Trail

By-pass pipe could hookah ya

Riders on the Bay Trail will need to be extra careful in the coming months as Melbourne Water installs a by-pass pipe between North Road and South Road.
TAC legal loop

Legal loop – TAC coverage

Are you unsure about what support you may be able to get from the TAC as a bike rider? We have some information from Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.

Battery Point by bike

The City of Hobart has installed signs through Battery Point showing two bicycle routes connecting the Sandy Bay Road lanes with Salamanca and the waterfront.
Beach Road plates

Gold plated for riders

It is a great day for riders when construction authorities make a special effort to keep riders safe when steel plates have to be placed on roads.
Parisians bikes

Parisians get paid to switch to bikes

Parisians are being encouraged to swap their cars for cash and start riding in a desperate bid to reduce health-damaging air pollution in the metropolis.

Big data tracks bike spenders

Researchers have began using sophisticated analysis of credit card spending patterns to see whether more people on bikes means more or less spending.
Sydney Harbour Bridge steps and bikes

Sydney Harbour Bridge ramp delayed

The NSW Government continues disappoint bike riders by delaying plans to replace the Sydney Harbour Bridge steps for at least another two years.
Exhibition Street closure

Multiplex ignorance a bad Exhibition

An unauthorised closure of the Exhibition Street bike lane in the Melbourne CBD this week by construction group Multiplex has highlighted an important need.
Bikes to beat bulge in the West

Bikes to beat bulge in the West

Melbourne’s western suburbs are planning to use bikes to tackle some of the lowest physical activity rates in Victoria, and the associated health issues.
Bay Trail expansion

Bay Trail expansion opportunity

The popular Bay Trail could soon reach Melbourne’s western extremities as planning gets underway between Point Cook and Werribee South.
Darebin Bridge

At last! Darebin Bridge opens

After one of the most controversial, protracted, and hard fought campaigns in the history of Melbourne’s bike riding community, the Darebin Bridge is ready.
VicRoads truck rules

Watching for trucks

VicRoads is intensifying its campaign to make bike riders alert to the risks of trucks.
Ebike tariff

New tariff move stalled

A secret move to slap a tariff on all bikes imported to Australia has been scared off in the wake of the outcry over a similar tariff imposed on e-bikes.
Ageing bike rider

Bikes wind back the ageing clock

Two new studies of older adults – who during their life have exercised long and hard on a bike – has found that they rolled back the ageing clock.

Because Tasmanians’ health is riding on it

This article first appeared as an opinion piece in The Mercury, Thursday 8 March 2018. HOBART acting Lord Mayor Ron Christie couldn’t have been further from the truth when this week he called the proposed Battery Point pathway a luxury. Far from being luxuries, separated cycle and walkways are necessities if we are going to [...]

Bike Week members in running for luxury weekend

Anyone who becomes a Bicycle Network member before 16 March goes in the running for a luxury weekend away for two in Tasmania’s central highlands at the Thousand Lakes Lodge, complete with electric bike hire.
National Ride2School Day 2018

Parents urged to ditch the car

Australian parents are being called on to leave the car at home and give bikes a go on National Ride2School Day on Friday 23 March.
Peaks Challenge Falls Creek riders

Another perfect Peaks

Along with death and taxes you can add perfect weather at Peaks Challenge Falls Creek to the list of life's certainties, but that doesn't make it easy.
Newcrest Orange Challenge 2018 Piggery Hill

Red-hot Orange offers a great day out

30-plus degree temperatures may have caused the road to melt, but it didn't stop more than 1,200 riders enjoying the Newcrest Orange Challenge yesterday.
Artists impression Plenty Road

Plenty Road bike lanes roll out

Work is starting soon on a major upgrade of Plenty Road that will improve the off-road path as well as providing space for roadies on the arterial itself.
Moreland bikes

Moreland looks ahead at transport

City of Moreland has thought better than waiting for a few years to implement a new integrated transport strategy, they're kicking it off now.
Lane-filtering bike rider

Melbourne crash causes confusion

Following video of a crash between an elderly man and a bike rider, Bicycle Network reached out to our friends at Maurice Blackburn to help clear up some confusion.

Performing a civic duty

Bicycle Network's NSW Public Affairs Manager Bastien Wallace calls on our shared sense of community pride to keep share bikes pedalling on the path to success.
Main Yarra Trail drain project

More Yarra Trail delays

The evolving Swan St Bridge project is introducing further changes to detour arrangements for riders on the Main Yarra Trail.
NSW_Wagga Wagga Bicycle Network

Wagga Wagga set to ride

People in Wagga Wagga are set to benefit from 45 kilmotres of new bike trails before the end of 2019 thanks to funding from the NSW Government.
Stealth ebike

Ebike price shock

Riders keen on the increasingly popular electric assisted bicycle are in for a shock to the wallet with new tax being placed on ebikes.
Orange Challenge Kids Ride

March bike riding madness

With a jam packed calendar of events, the month of March is shaping up to be Australia's busiest bike month.
NSW Budget Submission gets moving

NSW Budget Submission gets moving

Bicycle Network has begun meeting with NSW MPs to discuss the key asks from its state budget submission and why funding is vitally needed to get NSW moving.
BBBase train - Tokyo

Tokyo roadies get special train

It’s no longer a battle for Tokyo’s weekend warriors to get to their favourite riding territory on the Boso Peninsula on Tokyo Bay.