Northern Midlands seeks community cycling voices
The Northern Midlands Council is looking for three local riders to sit on its new Bicycle Advisory Committee.
The committee has been tasked with developing a bike plan for the region over the next year, including identifying new and improved routes and paths.
If you would like to contribute to making it easier to ride in your area, please consider putting your hand up to join the committee.
The terms of reference and application form are online and applications should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, 4 May 2022.
Glenorchy council reimagines civic precinct
Local government reform consultation begins
The Future of Local Government Review - Tasmanian Government community consultation has kicked into action, with information pop ups and workshops planned for the coming months.
Local government manages most of the roads and paths we rely on to ride, bike parking and planning laws that govern end of trip facilities and new development infrastructure.
You can register for your nearest workshop via www.futurelocal.tas.gov.au
Bicycle Network members can access Tassie map routes
The volunteers who run our Tasmanian social rides program have also set up a Rides Club for Bicycle Network members on the RidewithGPS website.
This is a very handy tool that allows you to download maps of good riding routes around the state and navigation cues for your phone.
Kingborough Council rejects protected bike lane
Kingborough Council has rejected a protected cycleway in its Kingston main street development, despite the majority of the community supporting it, in favour of on-street car parking.
The new main street will have a painted bike lane alongside high-turnover car parking bays.
Amanda Midgley- Kingborough Councillor, Councillor Flora Fox and Gideon Cordover Kingborough Councillor were the only councillors who voted for the cycleway option that would have improved safety for people riding.
You can watch the debate on the council's You Tube account and see the options voted on at https://www.kingborough.tas.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Agenda-No.-6-4-April-2022-Public-Copy.pdf
Illawarra Road work will last for a year
Work is starting today on widening Illawarra Rd and reconfiguring the Bishopbourne Rd intersection.
Work will happen Monday to Friday, 7am - 6pm, and is due to finish this time next year.
More information is on the Department of State Growth website.