October 2019

Tassie Bike News Bites

Swooping magpies, bicycle infrastructure mapping, reimagining Kingston, Hobart Bike Kitchen and North Hobart's Swan Street Park are covered in this edition's Tassie Bike News Bites.

Bicycles and the City of Melbourne’s 2030 Transport Strategy

The City of Melbourne Council has unanimously approved it’s 10 year Transport Strategy which establishes a long-term vision for the all city commuters.  Bicycle Network supports the transport strategy for its bold vision for bicycles, and all other transport modes. With the state government being seemingly ambivalent about the role of bicycles in reducing congestion, [...]

Experience Open House Hobart the easy way

There is so much to see at this year’s Open House Hobart that we’ve put together a free social ride that takes in the major sites as part of a cycling tour on Saturday 9 November. We can only accept a maximum of 15 people on the ride as it includes booked tours so get [...]

Changes to Canning Street detour

The detour for bike riders on Canning Street in Carlton will move further north from Wednesday 23 October as City West Water progresses with water main renewal work.

Bikes banned on Newcastle light rail route

Bike riders have been banned from Scott Street in the mixed running section of the Newcastle Light Rail following the completion of the NSW Government safety review.

Works starts on Bay Trail extension

Work to extend the Bay Trail to Mordialloc starts next week, setting up a major milestone in the development of the popular trail on the Port Phillip shoreline.

Major impacts on St Kilda Road

Major works around the future Anzac Station site on St Kilda Road over the next two weeks will detour some riders and require all riders to take extra care.

Transport CO2 reduction stalls

Australian consumer preferences for heavier vehicles with larger and more powerful engines are to blame for our climate damaging CO2 emissions.

Exercise matters to white matter

A new study of over 1200 MRI scans has found that those your brain has better structure and functioning if you exercise and are fit.

Macksville to Nambucca path imminent

18 months since funding was announced to complete the cycleway between Macksville and Nambucca, construction is expected to start by the end of the year.

Cairns to Gordonvale connection

A new 20 km off-road bike path has been announced to bridge the missing links from Cairns all the way south to Gordonvale.