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November 2019

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It’s time to declare war on mobile phones

Bicycle Network CEO Craig Richards shares his frustration about people who continue to use their mobile phones while driving, putting the lives of all road users at risk.
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Time to get tough on mobile phone use

Bicycle Network is calling for culpable driving causing death to be the charge for anyone who kills a person while using a mobile phone and driving.

New bridge opens up routes to riders

A new bike bridge being planned over the Moonee Ponds Creek will open up a major catchment of bike commuters in Moreland and Moonee Valley.

Collins Street truck entry upgrade

Bike riders should be alert as improvements are being made to the truck entry location at the underground station construction site at City Square.

Bridge spins slippery web

The brand new non-slip surface recently applied to Webb Bridge over the Yarra in Docklands proved to be anything but when it re-opened.

E-cargo bikes on a tear

Statistics from Germany suggest subsidies may have a bigger impact if they went to e-cargo bikes instead of electric cars.

Plenty Road stage 2 underway

Now that stage 2 of the Plenty Road upgrade is underway, bike lanes are closed and a detour is in place. See the detour route.

Car parking costs to rocket

Parking permits in Copenhagen will rocket up to 100 times the current fee next year as the city gets deadly serious about climate change.

Traffic inquiry coming to the end of the line

The Legislative Council’s inquiry into Hobart traffic congestion has now held public hearings and the submissions are in, as we wait to see what it recommends to solve the capital’s pesky peak hour problems.

Five new green bridges for Brisbane

Brisbane City Council is building five new green bridges across Brisbane to help make it easier for people to move around the city by bike, foot or public transport.

MTB park planned for Wollongong

Wollongong City Council has unveiled plans to transform former industrial parkland into a major mountain biking destination.

Great Vic important information

Here's a mini-guide with all the information you need so you can get to the Great Vic, set-up easily and have a relaxing start to your riding holiday.

Detour at Ballarat Road Bridge

Upgrade works to the Ballarat Road Bridge in Flemington will close the outbound bike lane from next week until mid-February.

Road plates a risk for riders

Metal road plates have been popping up on Melbourne's streets recently, with their sharp edges, slippery surfaces and protruding bolts giving riders a rude and risky shock.
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Plea hearings in the deaths of two bike riders

This week, two cases involving the death of people riding bikes went before the County Court in Victoria. Bicycle Network is watching both cases closely and have provided an update below.
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Vienna shares the load

Vienna is one of a number of European cities that have introduced highly successful bike share schemes that focus on e-cargo bikes.

Giant gamble on e-bikes

Giant have invested $77M into a new factory in Hungary aimed at meeting the growing demand for e-bike production.

Truck vision standards launch in London

The City of London is introducing world-leading regulations to chase out trucks with poor vision that cause many of the tragic crashes with bikes and pedestrians.

Rumble in the regions

Regional Roads Victoria continues to upgrade the safety of rural roads and is undertaking an extensive rollout of rumble strips across the state's south-west.

Tassie Bike News Bites

News this issue includes the new track linking Derby and Branxholm, edge sealing on Huon Rd, Tassie Ride2Work Day winner and SWAG Family update.
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Change to footpath riding law not enough

Bicycle Network is disappointed by the Andrews Labor Government’s decision to increase the age that people in Victoria can ride a bike on the footpath by just one year.

Spectacular $3.25M upgrade to Albert Street route

Work will start soon on a major transformation of one of Melbourne’s busiest bike routes that will see Victoria’s first protected intersection land at the corner of Albert and Landsdowne Streets in East Melbourne.