September 2017

Health report

Health report – September 2017

We've done the rounds of the recent local and international health research to bring you a wrap up of reasons to ride a bike.
Bonnet Hill

Bonnet Hill remains an uphill battle

The Bonnet Hill project shows what can be done when the local community, not just bike riders, recognise a problem and agitate to do something about.
Tamar BUG

More in get the bike bug

The Tamar Bike Users Group in Northern Tasmania is getting more riders on the road through its social rides program.
Around the Bay shirt

Around the Bay jersey throwback

We want to see your old Around the Bay jerseys and shirts – share a photo of your favourite top using #AroundtheBay and help us relive the memories.
bike parking in Darwin

Bike parking in Darwin

After a look around the streets of Darwin and consultation with some local bike riders it seems there is not enough bike parking in Darwin.

Road trauma costs $29.7b

A new report suggests that road trauma costs the Australian economy nearly $30 billion a year.

Bicycle Network volunteering Agency of the Month

Impact Volunteering, a local organisation who promote and encourage volunteering in the community, have named Bicycle Network their Agency of the Month. Bicycle Network works with Impact Volunteering to match volunteers with suitable roles and help provide support for those experiencing isolation, illness, distress, disability, misfortune, poverty and deprivation. A presentation was made at an introduction [...]
Ride2School Tasmania

Ride2School blitz in Tassie

Bicycle Network’s Ride2School program has been ramped up in Tasmania now that Michael Haynes has joined the team as the co-ordinator.

Build it and they will ride

Sydney commuters are leaving their cars at home and shifting to buses, trains and bike paths (if they exist).
Super Tuesday North 2017

Northern Territory at the top end of female participation

The Northern Territory continues to cement its position as Australia’s bike riding capital with Super Tuesday North data revealing an almost even spread of male and female riders today. Currently, Super Tuesday data shows that only one in three bike riders are women across the rest of Australia. While full results are still to come, [...]

Get on your bike and be counted at Super Tuesday North

Thousands of bike riders in the Northern Territory and Queensland will have their movements recorded and reported tomorrow as part of Bicycle Network’s Super Tuesday North, the country’s biggest visual bike count. More than 180 volunteers have put their hand up to help count people who ride bikes as they make their way to work [...]
Western Australian McGowen Government increases funding for cycling by 50% over four years

WA cranks up cycle funding

The Western Australian McGowen Government has increased funding for cycling by 50% over the next four years and promises to improve transport diversity.