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July 2021

Royal Parade lane closure

The Royal Parade southbound service lane, adjacent to the Grattan Street east site, will be closed for about three weeks from Monday.

Five ways to tell if bike lanes are working

We've gone mad for bikes in Melbourne and, as a result, ‘pop-up’ bike lanes are now being trialled across the Melbourne CBD and several inner city suburbs. The question for many is: how much are they being used?

Something for everyone this month

Our social ride leaders have served up something for everyone this month, with an e-bike ride, city loops, eastern shore track exploration and an overnight trip out of Ouse.

Tassie Bike News Bites

This issue of Bike News Bites covers the statewide road safety inquiry, Rail Trail Run & Ride, e-scooters been given the go ahead on Tassie roads and paths and Macquarie Point survey.
Census time. Record your trip

Census time. Record your trip

The Australian Census is nearly upon us and it is a vital opportunity for the bike riding community to give our governments an accurate depiction of how Australians travel.

Front rack recall

The Bombtrack Deck Front bicycle rack has been recalled as the bracket bolted to the bicycle may not keep the rack secure.
Electric cars a dead-end street

Electric cars a dead-end street

A new study from Oxford says tackling the climate and air pollution requires curbing all motorised transport, particularly private cars, as quickly as possible.
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Bicycle Network Board election 2021

Details about the Bicycle Network Board election 2021 are now available, including a call for nominations and voting eligibility of members.

Can I still ride my bike outdoors?

Bicycle Network has advice about when, where and who you can ride with during coronavirus restrictions. Advice was last updated on Wednesday 28 July 2021.
O’Herns Road diversion

O’Herns Road diversion

The Galada Timboore Pathway will be switched through to the new underpass at O’Herns Road this Saturday.
m80 ring road detour

M80 Trail detour continues

The section of western ring road trail M80 Trail between Blaxland Avenue overpass and the Edgars Road, Greensborough-bound, exit ramp will remain closed until the end of the year.
Detour through Spottswood

Detour through Spotswood

Road works to relocate utilities for the West Gate Tunnel project will result in minor detours through Spotswood over the coming months.

Leith overpass consultation re-opens

The government is re-opening public consultation on the proposed overpass at Leith, with face-to-face sessions being held at Turners Beach on 23 and 24 July
Ride2Work

Putting our heart into climate health

A radical re-think into the way we organise cities and move around them will be needed to protect human health from the impacts of climate change, a new review has found.
Conti Foreshore shared path project

Shared path gets rolling in Broome

Construction of Stage 1 of the Conti Foreshore shared path project is now complete, providing a high quality route along the famous foreshore in Broome.
Noosa Cycling and Walking Strategy

Noosa gets active

Noosa is adopting a new Cycling and Walking Strategy in a bid to address future congestion issues, reduce emissions and increase the uptake of active travel in the shire.

West coast positions itself as MTB hotspot

The first of the new Queenstown mountain bike trails open to the public this month as the council seeks public feedback before 30 July on a plan to link the region’s towns with more trails.

Tassie Bike News Bites

New and improved paths dominate this Bike News Bites at Penguin, Rosny and kunanyi/Mt Wellington, along with KBUG's first meeting and ride leader training in Devonport.
E-bikes more popular than electric vehicles

E-bikes more popular than e-vehicles

The pace of the move to electric cars is going at the speed of a snail, while the growth in e-bikes is going like a rocket. The market is pointing us in the right direction.
Paris speed limits reduced

Paris goes totally slow

Paris will soon become even more welcoming to bikes as the city authorities extend the 30km/h speed limit to the whole city.
Riders primed for Amazon

Riders primed for Amazon

Online shopping giant Amazon is so keen on bike commuting that it will pay riders to deliver themselves to work on their bikes.
Pipeline trail upgrade planned

Pipeline trail upgrade planned

The Federation Trail through Brooklyn will be enhanced as planning begins for the next stage of the Greening the Pipeline project. Have your say.
Preston laneway closure

Preston laneway closure

A laneway near Bell Station sometimes used by riders for local access will be closed until late next year.

Test yourself on the bike this month

We’ve got a few testing rides coming up this month with the 40 km ride out to Granton, the hilly Knocklofty Kneetrembler and scenic Kangaroo Bay to Droughty Point: stay strong, ride long!
Dandenong bike lane closures

Dandenong bike lane closures

Level Crossing works will close bike lanes in Dandenong for three weeks from Friday, with the bike lanes between South Gippsland Highway and Princes Highway closed.
Technology on trial for intersection safety

Technology on trial for intersection safety

With most bike crashes occurring at intersections, along with a third of all traffic fatalities, road safety authorities are exploring whether advanced technologies can help reduce the risk.

Mornington Park path ready to roll

Riding a bike to Mornington Park Primary School is about to get easier, with Bicycle Network’s Ride2School ActivePaths opening next week on Tuesday 20 July.

Petition for path at Phillip Island

A petition has been launched asking for a link between Shelly Court and Shoalhaven Road in the Shearwater Estate in Cowes at Phillip Island.

New trail for Cranbourne

The state government will build 4km of new trail as part of the Cranbourne rail line upgrade, creating a direct route between Lynbrook, Merinda Park and Cranbourne stations

Bay Trail will be bathed

A section of the Bay Trail in Port Melbourne will continue to be bathed in afternoon sun after a new apartment block is built, thanks to a Port Phillip council decision.

Blockers to cop the biff

The Victorian government will get tough with drivers who nudge into or completely block intersections – the bane of bike riders everywhere.
Cranwell climb completed

Cranwell climb completed

The short but steep ascent up from the Maribyrnong Trail at Cranwell Park is finished, and it rides as good as it looks.