Kingborough joins Super Sunday count
Kingborough Council became the first Tasmanian council to join Bicycle Network's Super Sunday recreational count when teams surveyed three sites on 10 November, between 9am and 12 noon.
The counts teams surveyed the widened Whitewater Creek path where it branches off to get to Summerleas Road, the corner of Channel Highway and Beach/Huon roads and the corner of Balmoral and Beach roads.
Riders accounted for 111 of the movements at the three sites, and 591 walkers, 69 dog walkers, 58 runners, four micro-mobility and 13 unclassified were also counted. Of most interest were interactions between users and the ways that paths and bike lanes are being used.
Tassie office closed until 8 January
Coastal pathway stoush erupts between councils
"We're not going to back away from that because this is a regional asset.
"I would encourage Burnie to come back to the table either directly with Central Coast or through the Cradle Coast Authority to at least start talking about how we're going to finish the missing link."
Bridgewater Bridge works worsen for cycling
It will get even more difficult to ride between Granton and New Norfolk in the first quarter of 2024, as works on Bridgewater Bridge will force riders onto the highway for a longer stretch.
Next year’s works will close the temporary off-ramp at Black Snake Road and push riders further along the Highway to a temporary roundabout at George Street to access Main Road.
Please note there is no provision for cycling on the highway, people on bicycles must ride in the general 60km/h traffic lanes.
First quarter works will also change conditions on the Brighton side of the bridge. Pedestrian provisions will be in place.
Ironman to close Intercity Cycleway in February
The IRONMAN 70.3 Tasmania race will hit Hobart’s streets again on Sunday 4 February, closing a few popular riding routes, including the Intercity Cycleway.
The race will run from 6.25am until 3.30pm and some of the closures will begin the night before, or in the early hours of Sunday.
The Intercity Cycleway will be completely closed south of Cornelian Bay to the Tasman Highway from 5am until 3.30pm.
The suggested detours are: via Argyle and Campbell streets, connecting to Letitia and Park streets. Bay Road is the last point riders will be able to exit before the closure.
Riders coming off the Tasman Bridge will be able to cross the highway to the Domain behind the path and ride on a narrow dirt trail to the Soldiers Memorial gravel path, then take the sealed path beside the pool, connecting with the Rose Garden Bridge over Brooker Avenue.
The other significant closures for riders are the Bowen Bridge and the East Derwent Highway leading up to Grasstree Hill Road, and roads in around the waterfront, including Morrison Street, Franklin Wharf and Castray Esplanade.
Detailed information about closure times and roads and paths affected is available at: https://www.ironman.com/im703-tasmania-local-access