April 2019

Tassie bike news bites

Bicycle news from around Tassie, including bike paths in Kingston, Hobart Council committee members, Legislative Council elections and East Coast path funding.

Hobart plans to get smarter with tech

The City of Hobart has released an action plan of new technology ideas that could help the council to deliver its City Vision, called Connected Hobart.
Woollahra Council

Labor makes $260m bike pledge

The Australian Labor Party has said they will create a $260 million bike fund to build new cycleways if they win the federal election.

Cruisy coasting or farmland loops

The choice of a long or short ride from the Burnie Yacht Club on Sunday 28 April and an exploration of new Hobart paths and bridge on Wednesday 1 May.

Help shine a light on road safety

National Road Safety Week is next month from 5 to 12 May and Bicycle Network is encouraging people who ride bikes to get involved.
Noth East Link bike bridge

Major bike upgrades revealed

More details have been revealed of the bike infrastructure to be delivered as part of the massive North East Link road and tunnel project.

Pay Australians to ride to work

Australians should be paid $5 every time they ride a bike to work under a new scheme proposed by Australia’s biggest bike riding organisation, Bicycle Network.
yarra valley trail

Yarra Valley Trail expansion underway

Contracts for the first stage of the long-awaited trail from Lilydale to Yarra Glen have been awarded by Yarra Ranges Shire, with work starting this month.
darebin parking

Surprise: a good election promise

The Morrison Government has promised to establish an Office of Road Safety if re-elected, a small but important step toward protecting the safety of all road users.
Bike riders navigating the existing bike lanes on St Kilda Road

Bike rider love or cyclist hate

Why Bicycle Network chose to use the phrase 'bike riders' instead of 'cyclists' to help defuse the media-driven narrative of a war between cars and bikes.
Bike lights

Time for lights to scare away the dark

With the end of daylight saving the time has arrived for riders to get the bike lights on the bike. We discuss some of the best practices and myths with bike lights.
dynon road bike path

Dynon Road gets new separated link

Work has started on a new separated bike lane from Footscray to Kensington, linking the existing separated lane along Dynon Road to the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail.
car parking

Time for debate on car parking

Major cities around the world are realising the benefits of reclaiming the kerb space dedicated to car parking to inject life back into the streets. Join the discussion.
victorian greens

Blind spot mirror trials underway

VicRoads has installed blind spot mirrors at two Melbourne intersections to test if they can potentially reduce the incidence of left-hook crashes.