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September 2019

City cycleways needed now, Rivulet can wait

Hobart alderman Tanya Denison has proposed the Hobart Council investigate the possibility of using the Hobart Rivulet tunnel underneath the city centre for a walking and cycling commuter route.

Victorian wellbeing plan goes active

The Victorian public health and wellbeing plan 2019–2023 has outlined active living as a focus area to improve the wellbeing of our people and communities.
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Trails park opening in Footscray

The Quarry Park trails, skills park and pump track, just up from the Maribyrnong River in Footscray, are due to open on Saturday 12 October.

Changes at Yarra Trail underpass

The main Yarra Trail underpass at the Swan Street Bridge will get some safety tweaks next month, requiring a temporary closure from Monday 30 September.

New Launceston bridge design needs work

The development application for the University of Tasmania's new pedestrian and cycling bridge over the North Esk has raised questions for bike riders.

Speed tops crash risk behaviour

A huge North American study of 28 million car trips has confirmed that speeding is the strongest predictor of crashes on our roads.
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Harley heaven. You pedal, not peddle.

Harley Davidson has released the first images of its forthcoming range of e-bikes, and they look great. The company has hinted at a release in 2021.

Recall: bike carrier adaptor

Decathlon has recalled its BTWIN Bike Carrier Adaptor Bar, used for carrying bikes with non-standard frames on a rear strap bike rack or suspended frame.
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Apple patents anti-dooring technology

Technology innovation giant Apple has been awarded a US patent on a door hinge control system that could potentially reduce the risk of dooring.

Tassie Bike News Bites

New map showing bike parking, Bicycle Network gets into PARKing Day action, Critical Mass, proposal for the Derwent Entertainment Centre grounds and Wild Mersey MTB tracks stage 2.

Car-free days for Canberra

The ACT government is considering car-free days in Canberra as a way to lower the territory’s emissions and encourage more people to ride.

Car sharing is caring

Bicycle Network talking about the benefits of cars? No, we haven't been hacked. We've actually found a valuable ally on our mission to help build a healthier and happier Australia.

Ride2School to keep on rolling

Bicycle Network's Ride2School program will keep rolling for at least two more years in Victoria with the Andrews Labor Government committing $1.4 million.

Green wave a go on Albert Street

A green wave for bike riders on Albert Street in East Melbourne will be made permanent after a trial by City of Melbourne found it reduced travel times by almost one minute.