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March 2021

Vision for bike friendly inner-west

The transformation of Melbourne’s inner-west into a much more liveable environment continues with a new vision emerging for Spotswood and South Kingsville.

Calling BMX and MTB enthusiasts

The Mornington Peninsula Shire has put the call out to BMX and mountain biking enthusiasts to help shape the future of recreational bike riding activities in the region.

Shared zone transformation underway

Work has begun on new shared zones on Albert and Victoria Streets in Brunswick East, making riding and walking easier and improving access to Fleming Park.
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Roche Brothers to run Derwent ferry trial

Ferries will be plying the River Derwent in a matter of months with the Tasmanian Government announcing today that Roche Brothers (Navigators) would run the proposed one-year trial between Bellerive and Sullivans Cove.

Stops and stairs on Maribyrnong Trail

Riders on the Maribyrnong Trail through Avondale Heights may encounter some site clearing activities for a new pedestrian link adjacent to the trail over the next few weeks.
Donna Buang Road speed limit

Speed goes down on Donna

Popular riding route Donna Buang Road in Melbourne’s eastern ranges will soon be safer and even more attractive with a speed limit reduction at the end of the month.
Safe trucks now a London standard

Safe trucks now a London standard

London has become the first city in the world to introduce the Direct Vision Standard for all trucks in the British capital, in a bid to protect bike riders and pedestrians.

Charging ebike blamed for blaze

An ebike that was left on charge overnight has been blamed for a starting a fire and seriously damaging a Darlinghurst terrace house last week.

Ride2School Day a big hit with the kids

Attending a Ride2School Day is a good reminder of why there is so much goodwill towards getting kids on bikes and the barriers that still exist to making it happen.
Putting a spark into Collingwood

Putting a spark into Collingwood

The installation of a new underground electricity network through Collingwood may intermittently interrupt bike routes over the next five months.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Hobart reseals, highway duplication and service works affect bike riders while the North-East Rail Trail saga is still with the tribunal and Blue Derby logging protests continue.

Know your risk – never ride through floodwater

Our thoughts are with our members and friends across NSW who over the weekend faced a one in 50-year extreme weather event, which came with torrential rain, disastrous flooding, and evacuations.

Cycleway & bridge rides rule March into April

The Intercity Cycleway is getting a workout from our social ride leaders over the coming weeks with all of the southern rides utilising this critical piece of infrastructure, while our north-west riders make the most of their quieter roads to see Latrobe and Sassafras.

There’s a new event in town

You may have heard, there’s a new event in town. Like, right in town. This May, the heart of Melbourne CBD will turn into a one-off bike riding playground. You don't want to miss this one.

Peel Street upgrade starts

Work installing protected kerbside bike lanes—and peak period bike lanes—on Peel Street, North Melbourne, starts on Sunday.
Works begin on Childs Road project

Works begin on Childs Road project

The upgrade of Childs Road—that will also deliver a bike underpass on the Darebin Creek Trail—is underway. Some bike routes will be impacted during build.
Siren call of tabloids turns sour

Siren call of tabloids turns sour

A favourite complaint about how bike lanes and traffic calming measures slow down critical emergency services transport has been debunked.

Bikes on buses in the bush trial

Transport for NSW is calling on local residents in Wagga Wagga to help shape the state’s first ‘Bikes on Buses in the Bush’ trial.
Transport a route to better health

Transport a route to better health

New research shows that those who ride to work are among the few getting healthier in a population that overall is getting chronically sicker.

Rail trail revitalises Rosewood

Here's a real life story about the benefits of rail trail and how the New South Wales town of Rosewood has been revitalised.

Bicycle parking designs lodged for park’n’rides

The government has lodged its designs for council approval for bicycle parking at the new bus stop park’n’rides in Kingston, but confusingly they are proposing two types of parking rather than establishing a consistent approach.
The Netherlands by numbers

The Netherlands by numbers

A new release of cycling data from the Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy reveals some interesting statistics that leave no doubt as to why the Dutch are such a healthy bunch.
Truck safety effort continues

Truck safety effort continues

Efforts to protect vulnerable road users continue to be rolled out as the massive infrastructure boom puts thousands of construction trucks on urban roads.

New path reaches to Skye

A new shared path will be provided along Hall Road between Skye and Cranbourne West in Melbourne’s outer south east.
Bike path upgrades for Narre Warren North

Bike path upgrades for Narre Warren North

The plans for better bikes path in Narre Warren North are getting closer to realisation with new bike paths being included in plans to improve Narre Warren Road North.
Keilor East kink to go straight

Keilor East kink to go straight

Work is expected to start soon on the great unbending—the straitening of a kink in the M80 trail on the Ring Road at East Keilor.
Blaxland Ave bridge closed for a month

Blaxland Ave bridge closed for a month

Riders on the M80 trail and connecting routes will be required to detour through Thomastown over the next month while the Blaxland Avenue bike bridge gets extended.

St Albans trail powers down

Work is getting underway soon on a major new electricity substation adjacent to the St Albans Road trail that may cause disruptions to bikes along the route.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Tasman Bridge path closures, Big Bike flim night in Burnie, lower speed application for Huon Rd and Ride2School Day all feature in this edition's Tassie Bike News.

Another Reefton road closure

Riders in the eastern Yarra Ranges should be on the lookout for work sites, with work now starting on the Woods Point Road at Reefton that was damaged in a landslip last year.

Get on yer bike for final Bike Week events

We are mid way through Bike Week with the Devonport Family Ride and Women and Wheels done and dusted but Kingborough Treasure Hunt, Cornelian Bay family ride, Domain social ride and Why we Cycle screening in Launceston still to come.

Perfect weather for Peaks

Perfect weather conditions and a return to big bike rides helped create a joyous atmosphere at Peaks Challenge Falls Creek today where new a finisher record was set.

Super Tuesday count kicks off

Bicycle Network's Super Tuesday commuter bike count kicked off today, with volunteer counters tallying bike riders around the country.

Bike mates help TAFE English students to roll

Migrant and refugee students in Tas TAFE’s English course are getting extra help to ride to classes thanks to a bicycle education program being delivered by an alliance of cycling interests.