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Intercity Cycleway detours coming

The Intercity Cycleway is set to close later this month for three weeks from Monday 20 June to Friday 8 July.

In the first week the cycleway will be closed between Bay Road in New Town and Peronne Avenue in Moonah, and in the following two weeks between Bay Road and just beyond Bromby Street.

Confident riders can head down New Town Road and Cross Street to get to the Bay Road entrance. Unconfident riders can also ride on the footpath via this route as the crossing of Risdon Road has pedestrian lights.

Less confident riders or people just wanting a quieter detour can go the way marked in blue on the map below. We’ve asked for temporary crossings on Tower Rd and Risdon Rd and signage to be installed to help people find their way along this route. From Risdon Rd you can get to the Bay Rd entrance via the shorter, steeper Bell St or take the longer, less steep Park St.

We’d like to know if you are happy with the blue detour as any future strengthening or replacement of the bridges will obviously require long closures of the cycleway through this section. So please send us an email if you ride the detour in the coming weeks.

Clarence Council calls for strategy comments

Clarence City Council has released a draft Active Living Strategy and Wellbeing Strategy for you to comment on by 20 June.

Both drafts are available on the webpage for you to read and fill in the quick surveys about your reactions.

Devonport Council website chockers with bike info

Devonport Council has been progressively updating its website so that all the information you need to know about cycling is one place.

Head to to see where there are wide paths or painted on-road bike lanes, where you can park your bike, where the bike tools are and how to use them and the council’s bike riding strategy.

Let them know if there’s any other information you’d like to see on the site or just say thanks for what’s already there!

New Burnie pump track opens

Burnie City Council has opened it’s long awaited pump track at View Reserve, alongside the already established mountain bike trail.

The sealed pump track can be used by children and adults to practice their mountain bike skills as well as for general fitness.

Council is due to build two shelters next month but there is already seating, bike parking and a water fountain.