June 2018

Bikes part of Freycinet’s future

The Freycinet National Park master plan outlines a number of ideas to better cater to cycling and is open for public comment until 22 July 2018 
Yarra Heidelberg and Bulleen

Help plan Yarra improvements

Bike riders in the Heidelberg and Yarra Flats area are being sought for a focus group next week to give feedback on bike bike network improvements.

Focus on the real factors

Bicycle Network is concerned about a warning from Victoria Police that bike riders shouldn't wear headphones because it increases the risk of fatal crashes.
Moray Street

Foray into Moray needs care

A new upgrade to Moray Street in South Melbourne that includes a bike lane design at a roundabout that is a Victorian first is about to open.
Unacceptable standard Facebook

An unacceptable standard

We were surprised to find that Facebook don't object to bike riders being targeted on the road despite it clearly breaching their own community standards.
Whitehall Street

Whitehall Street sewer works impact

A major project to move the North Yarra Sewer Main under Whitehall Street, Footscray, will close the street to on-road bike riders for the next 12 months.
Flemington Bridge

Capital City Trail detour

Works on the bike bridge between Parkville and Flemington will cause disruption to some riders on the Capital City Trail route during July.
car decline Melbourne

Car decline to speed up

Motor vehicle trips into central Melbourne have plunged 27 per cent in the last 10 years, and must continue to decline if the city is to grow and thrive.
Passenger vehicle and taxi

Uber rules rile riders

A change to Victorian road rules means that there is going to be an increase in unwelcome obstructions in bike lanes, and we'd like to get your thoughts.
Ford bike technology

Ford on board with bikes

Ford Europe has joined a growing list of car makers seeking to make peace with bike riders bike detection and behaviour change technology.
National Road Safety Action plan

New Federal plan for safer roads

The commonwealth government has released a new road safety action plan for the next two years, but we will have to wait to see how much action there is.