November 2017


St Kilda Road: Wrong lane, go back

Alarm bells are ringing following the release of draft plans for the new Domain Station that show the wrong bike lane infrastructure through the precinct.

Transport updates for the RACV Great Vic

Out of concern for the wellbeing of our riders, volunteers and the wider team, we’ve had to make the heart-wrenching decision to not ride to Glengarry on Saturday.
Bicycle Network will fight George Street ban

Fight the George Street ban

Earlier this month we exposed NSW government plans for George Street ban for bike riders once the light rail project is completed. With trams added to the street, bikes will be banned – the only mode of transport to be excluded. Sydney bike riders, such as Saul, have been waiting patiently during construction of the tram [...]
Bicycle Network reviews the Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR

Acclaimed Oxford Street plan excludes bikes

Recently announced plans to make one of the world’s premier shopping streets – London’s Oxford Street – car free have been welcomed with wonder and acclaim. But did anyone pause to question what the plan did for bikes? You guessed it: the plan excludes bikes from the street. Oxford Street is a key east-west bike [...]
Automotive era

Car guru: end of automotive era

The end of the automotive era is approaching, ringing the death knell for the performance car, according to one of the men who was responsible for bringing us that very era.
Tollway rebate NSW Government

Rego rebate for tollway drivers

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced that the government will offer a rebate on car registration to people who spend more than $25 per week on Sydney road tolls.
Albert Street West drawings

Albert Street soon complete

The City of Melbourne starts work on the missing bike lanes along Albert Street East Melbourne next week, bringing separated bike lanes right in to the CBD.
Federation Trail

Federation to rule the West

The Federation Trail from Melbourne to Werribee will be rebuilt with several outstanding new bridges across major arterial roads.
Ride2School Active Path

Tassie Ride2School bonanza

Bicycle Network launched its latest Ride2School Active Path in Tasmania at Clarendon Vale Primary School last week.
Farm Road Alphington

New Alphington link to Darebin Creek

The State Government has promised to build a new link to the Darebin Creek Trail via Farm Road in Alphington as part of the $18m Darebin Trail Link.
Super Sunday_Nov2017

Sunday’s count to be super

This Sunday, volunteers will set out across shared paths and trails as part of Australia’s biggest recreational count, Bicycle Network’s Super Sunday.
Designs for the veloway component of the massive West Gate Tunnel project are underway, with further details beginning to emerge.

Veloway designs underway

Designs for the veloway component of the massive West Gate Tunnel project are underway, with further details beginning to emerge.
Victoria Police breathtest repeat offenders

Doubling up on repeat offenders

Repeat offenders will get a double dose of trouble under new reforms introduced by the Victorian Government, with court sanctions and penalties set to come with twice the pain.
Community groups are invited to apply for infrastructure grants from the state government to fund local projects.

Infrastructure grants available

Community groups are invited to apply for infrastructure grants from the state government to fund local projects. Grants of between $100,000 and $300,000 are available for sport and recreation infrastructure. “I encourage local organisations to consider applying for a project that will help make a real difference to our local communities,” NSW Minister for Transport [...]
Battery Point Walkway will become an iconic Hobart riding route

Battery Point Walkway back on

Hobart City Council has announced $6.8 million set aside in the capital works budget to re-start the Battery Point Walkway project.
Bay Trail Middle Brighton

Bay Trail squeeze fix coming

The frequently overcrowded section of the Bay Trail outside the entrance to the Middle Brighton Baths is set for a makeover that will separate bikes from pedestrians.
St Georges Road Shared path opened

St Georges Road pipes down

Now that pipes are in the ground along St Georges Road, work has ramped up on finishing the new pathway and reinstating the landscaping along the boulevard.
Tasmania ebike ride_Nov2017

Pedalling the benefits of ebikes

Bicycle Network joined the Tasmanian branch of Australian Electric Vehicle Association for a five-day ebike ride along Tasmania’s east coast.
car free sunday SIngapore

Singapore says no more cars

With roads already taking up 12 per cent of its land area, Singapore will cap the total number of cars in the city state from February 2018. “In view of land constraints and competing needs, there is limited scope for further expansion of the road network,” the Land Transport Authority (LTA) explains. The island government [...]