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Distracted driving cameras confirmed for Victoria

Victoria will go ahead with a $33.7 million investment in roadside cameras that can detect distracted driving after a trial found one in 42 people were using a mobile phone while behind the wheel.

Councils cop caning over roads

There is hope that safer and smoother rides may be up the road for bike riders, following a critical report into the management of road maintenance by local councils.
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Boost for Mount Gambier bike path

Mount Gambier has secured $800,000 from the state government to extend a shared path from the Mount Gambier Rail Trail and install solar lighting along the popular track.

Opal card to cover share bikes in Sydney

The NSW government is trialing a world first multi-modal transport incentive program that will allow Sydney commuters to pay for share bikes with their digital Opal card.

Greater Hobart vision seeking your comments

The state government and Greater Hobart councils have released a new planning document outlining the main directions for development of transport and development in Hobart until 2050.
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Calls for separation in Canberra

A new study on bike lanes in the ACT has found that simple bike lanes on main arterial roads may not provide adequate safety, and separated infrastructure is required.

Tassie Bike News Bites

The new Latrobe section of the coastal pathway opens, Hobart's Trackcare looking for input and an e-vehicle expo in Triabunna feature in this edition's Bike News.
What a difference a trip makes

What a difference a trip makes

New research from Europe has found that people who ride a bike on a daily basis had 84 percent lower carbon emissions from all their daily travel than those who didn't.

State cycling projects get underway in south

One of the central promises made by the Liberal Party at the 2018 election was to spend $2 million in each of Tasmania’s three regions to improve cycling infrastructure on state roads, especially where they intersect with council cycling infrastructure.
A case to keep pop-ups

A case to keep pop-ups

A new study of European city's temporary bike lanes has found that if you build it, they will bike; and predicts that if you keep it, they will continue to bike.
Canada announces national bike fund

Canada announces national bike fund

Canada has committed $415M for new bike paths, trails and footbridges as part of the countries plan to achieve nets zero emissions by 2050.
Historic bike tunnel re-opened

Historic bike tunnel re-opened

The 80-year-old Maastunnel under the river through central Rotterdam is again open to bikes after a careful three-year renovation and restoration.

Looking for the promise of ongoing bike funding

Infrastructure promises are always popular during election campaigns, but this time around we want to see a promise for the establishment of ongoing transport cycling infrastructure funding.

Vision for bike friendly inner-west

The transformation of Melbourne’s inner-west into a much more liveable environment continues with a new vision emerging for Spotswood and South Kingsville.

Calling BMX and MTB enthusiasts

The Mornington Peninsula Shire has put the call out to BMX and mountain biking enthusiasts to help shape the future of recreational bike riding activities in the region.

Shared zone transformation underway

Work has begun on new shared zones on Albert and Victoria Streets in Brunswick East, making riding and walking easier and improving access to Fleming Park.
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Roche Brothers to run Derwent ferry trial

Ferries will be plying the River Derwent in a matter of months with the Tasmanian Government announcing today that Roche Brothers (Navigators) would run the proposed one-year trial between Bellerive and Sullivans Cove.

Stops and stairs on Maribyrnong Trail

Riders on the Maribyrnong Trail through Avondale Heights may encounter some site clearing activities for a new pedestrian link adjacent to the trail over the next few weeks.
Donna Buang Road speed limit

Speed goes down on Donna

Popular riding route Donna Buang Road in Melbourne’s eastern ranges will soon be safer and even more attractive with a speed limit reduction at the end of the month.
Safe trucks now a London standard

Safe trucks now a London standard

London has become the first city in the world to introduce the Direct Vision Standard for all trucks in the British capital, in a bid to protect bike riders and pedestrians.

Charging ebike blamed for blaze

An ebike that was left on charge overnight has been blamed for a starting a fire and seriously damaging a Darlinghurst terrace house last week.

Ride2School Day a big hit with the kids

Attending a Ride2School Day is a good reminder of why there is so much goodwill towards getting kids on bikes and the barriers that still exist to making it happen.
Putting a spark into Collingwood

Putting a spark into Collingwood

The installation of a new underground electricity network through Collingwood may intermittently interrupt bike routes over the next five months.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Hobart reseals, highway duplication and service works affect bike riders while the North-East Rail Trail saga is still with the tribunal and Blue Derby logging protests continue.

Know your risk – never ride through floodwater

Our thoughts are with our members and friends across NSW who over the weekend faced a one in 50-year extreme weather event, which came with torrential rain, disastrous flooding, and evacuations.

Cycleway & bridge rides rule March into April

The Intercity Cycleway is getting a workout from our social ride leaders over the coming weeks with all of the southern rides utilising this critical piece of infrastructure, while our north-west riders make the most of their quieter roads to see Latrobe and Sassafras.

There’s a new event in town

You may have heard, there’s a new event in town. Like, right in town. This May, the heart of Melbourne CBD will turn into a one-off bike riding playground. You don't want to miss this one.

Peel Street upgrade starts

Work installing protected kerbside bike lanes—and peak period bike lanes—on Peel Street, North Melbourne, starts on Sunday.
Works begin on Childs Road project

Works begin on Childs Road project

The upgrade of Childs Road—that will also deliver a bike underpass on the Darebin Creek Trail—is underway. Some bike routes will be impacted during build.
Siren call of tabloids turns sour

Siren call of tabloids turns sour

A favourite complaint about how bike lanes and traffic calming measures slow down critical emergency services transport has been debunked.

Bikes on buses in the bush trial

Transport for NSW is calling on local residents in Wagga Wagga to help shape the state’s first ‘Bikes on Buses in the Bush’ trial.
Transport a route to better health

Transport a route to better health

New research shows that those who ride to work are among the few getting healthier in a population that overall is getting chronically sicker.

Rail trail revitalises Rosewood

Here's a real life story about the benefits of rail trail and how the New South Wales town of Rosewood has been revitalised.

Bicycle parking designs lodged for park’n’rides

The government has lodged its designs for council approval for bicycle parking at the new bus stop park’n’rides in Kingston, but confusingly they are proposing two types of parking rather than establishing a consistent approach.