Newsroom

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September 2018

Bike touring to the Great Vic

Touring to the Great Vic

A Bicycle Network member in Sydney is taking on this year's Great Vic Bike Ride, but he'll be doing more than just the 541 kilometres that make up the nine-day event.
Road Safety Inquiry

Road safety performance going nowhere

There is need for a dramatic change in road safety management in Australia, according to a recently released inquiry into the national road safety strategy
French bike plan

French speak out for bikes

The French Government announced a massive $350million fund to roll-out new bike infrastructure over the next seven years, in a bid to triple cycling by 2024
VW cargo-bike

As cars go, VW goes cargo

German car giant Volkswagen has shocked the industry with the introduction of a 3-wheeled cargo e-bike as a solution for the mobility challenges of tomorrow
30km/h speed zone in Yarra

30km/h speed trial now active

The 30km/h speed limit trial in the Yarra council area is now underway, with the new speed limits being enforced since 21 September.
Plenty Road Detour

Avoid Plenty Road work zone

The Plenty Road upgrade work zone through Mill Park is to be avoided by riders. It is a construction site with no bike lanes changed operating conditions.
Rathdowne North Water Main

Rathdowne gets dug up

Riders should expect disruption on the Rathdowne Street route in North Carlton from early October, as City West Water is renewing a section of water main.
Mernda Trail

Mernda Trail a vital link

The completion of the Mernda rail line has focused attention on the new trail that will link bike riders from South Morang to Mernda & stations long the way
Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road not so great

Sections of the Great Ocean Road will not be so great for riders over the next couple of months as Regional Roads Victoria ramps up repair work for holidays
Haymarket Roundabout

Pelham demolition needs caution

Major demolition activity begins this week at the old City Ford site at Haymarket Roundabout, with increased truck traffic in the area until mid-December
Federation Trail

Federation Trail now a dry zone

The Federation Trail in Laverton North is passable after being underwater since June. Pumps removed the water, the path was swept & route has been re-opened

Ride2Work and win a Henty backpack

All Tasmanian riders who register on the Ride2Work Day portal will go in the running for a super cool black Henty Tube backpack and trucker cap.

Seniors ride into week

We’ve got two rides on offer to celebrate Seniors Week 2018: E-bike Coffee and Cake Ride to MONA on Monday 15 October and Berry Patch feast on Tuesday 16 October.

Driveway lips a trip

High driveway lips pose a danger to cyclists - let local councils and the Institute of Public Works Engineers know about driveways higher than the 10mm standard.
TAC legal loop

Rory’s Law passed in parliament

TAC coverage has been officially extended for bike riders involved in crashes with stationary vehicles in Victoria after parliament passed reforms.