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New dawn for Mornington?

Mornington Shire is promising a reboot of its bike strategy to attract more riding on the Peninsula.

Stop-go on Main Yarra Trail

Riders along the Main Yarra Trail through Richmond-Abbotsford may experience some short delays over the next week as Yarra Trams undertakes some upgrades.

Top tips for riding to the shops

With Park it for the Planet coming up, we share some top tips on swapping out your car for the bike when heading to the shops.

WA goes big on bike trails

The Western Australian Government pledged a whopping $20m for bike projects earlier this week as part of a $150m infrastructure and tourism upgrade.

Greater Hobart mayors call for cycleway funds

Greater Hobart councils have banded together to ask the Tasmanian Government to fund a network of cycleways and better public transport in a joint submission update to this year’s budget process.

Tassie Bike News Bites

In this latest edition of bike news bites: Molle Street crossing gets funding, St Helens link path gets underway, Maydena scores MTB champs and more.

COVID crisis ignites interest in e-bikes

The 2020 bike boom has seen bike shops sell out around the world. But e-bikes have been selling fast too, with the e-bike boom predicted to last the longest.

London bike share turns 10

London’s bike share operation has survived ten—often controversial—years to reach a size and influence unthinkable when it took its first, uncertain ride.

The ‘burbing’ phenomenon

Burbing: to cycle every road in a suburb. One of the founding fathers of this increasingly popular phenomenon explains the concept in detail for us.

Cycleway rides aim to help you park it

Park it for the Planet preparatory rides, Kangaroo Bay hop-off rides and Gunns Plains all feature in our upcoming social rides with August hitting a possible record of 15 rides offered throughout the month and it’s not over yet!

Disruption in North Altona

Riders along Dohertys Road in North Altona near the Altona Memorial Park should to be aware of ongoing water main works over the next eight months.

Hobart climate plan supports e-bikes

As we get ready to Park it for the Planet on 26 August, the City of Hobart has released a draft five-year sustainability action plan for public comment with a few actions listed that will improve conditions for e-bike riders.

Bike maintenance during lockdown

Melbourne's business restrictions have changed the way bike servicing operates. Here's how you can keep your bike going during lockdown.

Parkiteer network still expanding

It’s clear public transport use has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However up until the recently announced stage four restrictions, Victoria’s big builds were still all systems go. Construction is still going on, and we expect that once Victoria reopens we will have a number of new Parkiteer cages opening. Thanks to the Level [...]

Recall: Specialized Sirrus cranks fail

Specialized has recalled its Sirrus bikes fitted with two-piece slotted cranks as the cranks may not have been installed to factory specification, causing risk to riders.

People’s Climate Strategy for Victoria

Environmental group Friends of the Earth is asking Victorians to complete a climate impacts survey to assist a submission to the state government's climate strategy.

Time to plan new Yarra Bridge

A new bridge at the bottom of Church Street in Abbotsford could be the opportunity to finally have a decent ridable and walkable bridge across into Kew.

More path for Morpeth?

A new shared path along the bank of the Hunter River in Morpeth is being considered to commemorate the bicentenary of the town west of Port Stephens.
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Rail shutdown to squeeze trail

The rail shutdown on the Upfield line and utilisation of bus replacement services will result in additional congestion around Brunswick Station until November.

Pedal for a purpose this August

Join Bicycle for Humanity's Pedal for a Purpose virtual challenge this August and help ride the distance from Melbourne to Namibia.

Google’s bikey update

Google Maps have announced new bike riding updates that make it easier for people to plan trips by share bike in ten cities around the world.

Short detour on Maribyrnong Trail

There will be a short detour on the Maribyrnong Trail for several days next week along the gravel segment of the trail, near the existing pipe bridge crossing of the river.
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Cargo bike growth exploding

Data is from the first European cargo bike industry survey shows the industry is booming, with sales are expected to grow more than 50% in Europe this year.

Sedentary behaviour linked to fatal cancer

Just as more people are spending their lockdown hours sitting around at home comes news that you won’t want to hear: inactivity is associated with greater risk of cancer.
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Lead footed drivers face enlightenment

In just two years time all motor vehicles sold in Europe will be required to have technology to reduce excessive speeds, significantly benefiting for road safety.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Coastal pathway frustration, RACT's Launceston vision, Legislative Council elections, Macquarie Point path and MTB on kunanyi/Mt Wellington features in this Tassie Bike News.

Glenorchy MTB plan takes in Tolosa Park

After an initial round of community input, Glenorchy City Council has released a masterplan to govern the future of its Mountain Bike Park and trails in the area, including a cycling hub within Tolosa Park.

La Trobe Street closure

The eastbound lanes of La Trobe Street—including the bike lane—will be closed to traffic for three weeks due to work on the Metro Tunnel project.
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Phone distraction crackdown

The Victorian government this week launches a high-tech camera system that can detect drivers using mobile phones, and have a fine on the way in seconds.

Launceston to improve transport options

The state government and greater Launceston councils have banded together to produce a transport vision for the area and the good news is that cycling is front and centre.

Walmer Street switchback setback

The dreaded switchback ramp at the Walmer Street Bridge in Richmond—thought to be condemned to history—has been born again to continue its curse of the bike riders along Melbourne’s Main Yarra Trail.
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Hill hunting in the ‘burbs

For those missing the mountains during lockdown, we're compiling a list of local hills in Melbourne. What hill do you have a love/hate relationship with?

Should I wear a mask when riding?

There are exceptions to mask and face cover rules for people riding bikes, however you always need to carry one and should cover up when possible.

Final designs for new Upfield trail

With the shutdown of the Upfield line for the elevated rail project just weeks away, final designs have been released for the new stations and the bike trail that will link them.
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Manly drops and gives us 30

The trip across the harbour to Manly on a ferry has always been peaceful, but now your arrival will match that, with a new speed limit of 30km/h.

The wheels keep turning

John Fuller is about to turn 70 and his goal is to become the oldest ever Around the Bay participant. Here's his bike story.

Two new membership products

Bicycle Network is excited to launch two new membership products designed to support all riders and our mission for a more bike-friendly Australia.

Plans for new Southbank on show

The City of Melbourne has released concept plans for a major refresh of Southbank Promenade along the Yarra, that should improve things for bike riders.

Barwon Heads Road trail moves ahead

Plans for a new trail along Barwon Heads Road out from Geelong have firmed up as the project to duplicate the arterial goes forward to planning approval.