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January 2022

Better bike lanes for city’s top end

Streets in the Parliamentary precinct at the top end of Bourke Street are to be reconfigured to give bike riders and pedestrians much improved access to and through the area.

Brisbane parks gear-up for bike boom

The boom in off-road bike riding around Brisbane has caused the Brisbane City Council to earmark 40 parks and reserves to include new off-road cycling facilities

New shared path to Perth

A new shared path along the eastern side of Mitchell Freeway aims to fill the off-road gap for bike riders and pedestrians journeying into Perth CBD.

What makes a great bike lane?

It is important to understand the various elements that go into making a good bike lane. We’ve broken these down into three essential components.

Preparing to pedal back to the office

With many Victorians heading back to the office at the start of 2022 after an extended stint at the home office, here are some handy tips to help you rethink your commute.

Cargo bikes to support online ordering habits

With increasing online ordering habits, cargo bikes could be the best bet to secure sustainable supply chains, while helping local communities and economies thrive and reduce emissions.

Are cars the new cigarettes?

French Government has mandated that car advertisements will have to include messages encouraging people to consider less polluting transport alternatives.

Starting young to build bike culture

Bicycle Network is recommending the federal government allocate $20 million per fiscal year to behavior change programs that provide young people with bike skills for the future.

Have your say on Ryde Green Links plan

City of Ryde has created a Green Links draft Masterplan for the County, Shrimptons Creek and Terrys Creek corridors, and are seeking feedback from the public.

Lane closures in Burnley Street

Riders on Burnley Street in Richmond may encounter partial lane closures over the next few weeks as Melbourne Water contractors replace underground sewer vent lines.

Northern rides join Bicycle Network

Our social rides program will have more northern rides on offer thanks to the Tamar Bicycle User Group’s (TBUG) decision to affiliate with Bicycle Network.

Road works on Mount Dandenong route

Works to upgrade the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road are underway again and riders can expect periodic lane closures in Tremont and Sassafras for short periods.

Detours on Darebin Creek Trail

The Darebin Creek Trail in Mill Park will be subject to detours early in 2022 as works on the new Child’s Road Bridge continues.

Yarra Boulevard roadworks

Riders on Yarra Boulevard in Richmond will encounter road works over the next month as raised wombat crossings are being installed outside Melbourne Girls College.

Positive provisioning for active travel

With the federal election looming, Bicycle Network are calling for mandatory positive provisioning that requires all federally funded transport projects to provide infrastructure and facilities for active travel.

Speeding bike riders put through the wringer

A flaw in the system has led Bicycle Network to assist 16 members in wading through complicated legal proceedings and avoiding exorbitant fines after being caught breaking the speed limit on their bicycles.

Mt Donna Buang Road closed

Riders in the eastern Yarra Ranges should be aware that Mt Donna Buang Road is closed between Mount Toolebewong and the Mt Donna Buang Road summit due to a landslip.