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Tassie Bike News Bites

This edition's Bike News Bites examines a new crossing over the Channel Hwy, new path in Kingston and road resurfacing in Glenorchy as well as the Dial Range management plan, Labor supporting Derwent Valley rail funding and Augusta Rd petition.

Have your say on central Hobart plan approach

Release of the joint state–local government plan for central Hobart is still several months away but in the meantime a discussion paper will be released on 26 October outlining the approach to the plan and you can have your say.

Cygnet, Gunns Plains & Hobart rides

The coming fortnight has the usual array of interesting Hobart rides as well as a scenic loop out of Cygnet and through Gunns Plains, both with some decent hill climbs.

City chills pop-up rage

The panicky and fevered reaction against the pop-up bike lanes and on-street dining initiatives that spread across Melbourne during COVID times can be safely cured, according to a report to the City of Melbourne.

Do I really need standalone bike insurance?

Do you know the differences between home & contents and standalone insurance when it comes to covering your bike? We've put together this piece to explore some of the differences between the two.

Arden precinct plan firms up

Planning is nearing completion on the new bike-friendly precinct to be developed above and around the new underground Metro station in North Melbourne.

Spain plans slow passing laws

In an innovative move to improve the safety of bike riders on roads across Spain the government is planning to introduce slow passing laws.

The Little Vic – it’s just as Great!

Bicycle Network has announced that the 2021 Great Vic Bike Ride will be transformed into a four day event from 31 March to 3 April 2022 – rebranded the Little Vic.

Perth-Fremantle shared path extension opens

A new 2.1 kilometre section of shared path along the Fremantle train line that gives riders and walkers a safe, off-road route to travel between Perth and North Fremantle has opened.

Dutch Reach becomes law in UK

Changes to British road rules will now require motorists to adopt the Dutch Reach technique when opening doors, to protect people riding bikes. Should we do the same?
Box Hill to Hawthorn

Unboxing: Hawthorn to Box Hill Trail

The feasibility of the proposed Box Hill to Hawthorn trail along the railway corridor has been confirmed, with progress now dependent on future funding announcements.

Improve road safety in Wyndham

The City of Wyndham—the huge municipality in Melbourne’s burgeoning west—is developing a road safety strategy, and you can help.

Safety plan for deadly highway

The dark history of Black Forest Drive has possibly reached the final chapter, with new plans announced to tame the dangerous former highway.

Tassie Bike News Bites

A new cycling bridge in Launceston, MTB news from all over the state, the Bike Collective looking for wheels and Bicycle Network's road safety submission all feature in News Bites this edition.

Works near Capital City Trail

Riders will notice a water main renewal project underway adjacent to the Capital City Trail in North Fitzroy from next week.

Seniors, mental health week rides the focus

We’ve organised a few social rides to mark Seniors Week and Mental Health Week, as well as our other usual array of fantastic routes including a Tinderbox loop and the Charles Darwin Trail.

Shrine to Sea link takes shape

The creation of a bike-friendly boulevard from St Kilda Road to Beaconsfield Parade is taking shape with a vision for the project being revealed to the public.

Tassie Bike News Bites

This edition of Tassie Bike News Bites covers the new streetscape in Glenorchy, underpass at Campbell Town, helmet shades and e-bike estimates questions.

New Yarraville path and bridge underway

Construction of the new path along Harris Street at the Yarraville Gardens is underway, along with preparations for the new bike bridge across the Whitehall Street truck route.

Expect minor impacts in Aberfeldie

The upgrade of the Maribyrnong River main sewer has moved to the Aberfeldie Park precinct, adjacent to the Maribyrnong River Trail and local bike routes.

A new cycleway for Newcastle

Newcastle's bike riding network has received a boost with works finalising on a 1.1km shared path along Watkins Street, linking Glebe Road with Merewether Beach.

Blayney’s main street reimagined

The Blayney Shire Council and Place Design Group presented (via Zoom) a reimagined main street that included dedicated bike lanes and traffic-calming infrastructure.
Melbourne strategic cycling corridors

Bikes corridors now in Melbourne plan

Melbourne’s official plans for future development across the metropolis will for the first time map strategic cycling corridors that are to form the arterial network for the city’s bike riders.

Ride clear of Docklands tram works

A major upgrade of tram infrastructure on Harbour Esplanade at Docklands is not expected to impact the bike trail along the harbour.

Great Lake trail plans facing opposition

Momentum has been building to create a 100 km adventure trail looping around yingina/Great Lake in the Central Highlands for walking and bike riding, but local opposition is rising.

New trails for Dapto’s Dimond Bros Reserve

Dapto’s Dimond Bros Reserve is set for two new bike tracks, with something on offer for both beginners and more experienced riders. Public consultation is open until September 29.

Rose Bay promenade cycleway delayed

The cycleway on Rose Bay promenade has been further delayed to avoid inconveniencing the record number of locals flocking to the waterfront during lockdown.

Hobart rides abound in next fortnight

Lots of rides centred around Hobart are on offer in the coming fortnight, although the north-west riders can enjoy the Railton–Sheffield ride this Sunday. Mighty Eastern Shore Challenge– Saturday 25 September This 42 km circuit takes you through sealed and unsealed bike tracks, quiet local roads, a private dirt track not normally accessible and topped [...]

Huntingfield 1st stage out for comment

The Tasmanian Government has lodged a development application for its new housing estate in Huntingfield, south of Kingston, with a 3 metre wide shared path featured throughout the site.

Bikes open gate to innovation precinct

Planning has started on the creation of Melbourne’s new innovation precinct at Fishermans Bend, and the first step of the plan is provision of the bike infrastructure.

Puffing through the pollen

An English product design student thinks he may have an answer to the healthy air problem that pollen and other particulates present to bike riders.

Can I still ride my bike outdoors?

Bicycle Network has advice about when, where and who you can ride with during coronavirus restrictions. Advice was last updated on Monday 16 August 2021.

Game-changing e-bike tech upgrades on the way

E-bikes are not only increasing in popularity across the world, they’re getting smarter, with most major e-bike models set to undergo major technological advances over the next two years.

Ride Rocky

Check out the new promotional campaign featuring Rockhampton's two top-notch mountain bike parks – First Turkey Mountain Bike Park and Mount Morgan’s Mountain Bike Trails.

North Coburg detour

A key intersection in North Coburg will be closed down for a month to remove a notorious roundabout.