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Grab a mate and ride for Men’s Health Week

To celebrate Men’s Health Week (14-20 June) Bicycle Network is calling on Australian men to catch up with a mate and go for a pedal. Men’s Health Week is a timely reminder for men to check in on their own health and the health of their friends – something that is often neglected. And after [...]

Take care at Westall

Riders along the Djerring Trail may notice construction activities at Westall Station this weekend.

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 Thursday 10 June 2021.

From pop-ups to permanent in Sydney

In a win for people who ride, two of Sydney’s most popular pop-up cycleways are set to become permanent fixtures and stay in place for another two years.

Borers active under trail

Borers will soon be active under the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail in North Melbourne, however riders needn’t worry about being undermined.
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New parks, new trails

Parks Victoria has opened consultation on a number of new regional parks that could host attractive new trails for riders and walkers.

‘Just’ a near miss

Bicycle Network CEO Craig Richards reflects on a recent close call and has a message for those behind the wheel.

Tassie Bike News Bites

This edition of Tassie Bike News Bites looks at survey work of the Hobart rail corridor and its impact of bike riders, upgraded tracks in Kingston, a new bridge for the Wild Mersey tracks and stairs at Mac Point helping solve a blind spot.

Ready to ride through winter

Colder weather can turn some people off going for a ride but as long as you rug up right winter rides can be a delight with crisp mornings, soft light and camaraderie with your fellow riders.
Heads up! Princes Bridge down!

Heads up! Bridge down!

A major tram track renewal project will require the closure of Princes Bridge and a section of St Kilda Road for two weeks.
Main Yarra Trail closure at Gipps Street

Main Yarra Trail closure at Gipps Street

A popular section of the Main Yarra Trail between Gipps Street and the Clarke Street connection in Abbotsford will be temporarily closed for five days next week.

No more van blind spots

Good news for bike riders – Ford have developed a “Smart Mirror” that uses a high-definition camera and screen to give van drivers a wide, clear view of what’s behind them.

Spain drops street speed to 30kph

Spain has joined the growing list of nations that are dropping speeds in urban streets to 30kph or equivalent in a bid to decrease the road toll and make local streets attractive for people on foot and bike.

Have you been sent a Southbank summons?

Members and bike riders who were charged on summons by Victoria Police during the Southbank Promenade blitz in February and March are being asked to get in touch with Bicycle Network.

Yarra Trail disruptions in CBD

A section of path along the Yarra River north bank through the city is to be reconstructed, resulting in disruptions to riders and walkers who use the area.

State Roads Cycling Priority Project Update

The Tasmanian Government has completed the first of several cycling projects alongside Goodwood Road in Glenorchy as part of its $6 million state roads cycling priorities program.

A vanilla budget for bikes

Today’s Victorian State Budget is a vanilla budget for active transport, giving a small taste of the transformative change to transport the state needs.
Substation works on Laurens Street

Substation works on Laurens Street

Riders along Laurens Street in North Melbourne will encounter minor disruption to the route in coming weeks as CitiPower decommissions an old zone substation.
Eyes reveal drowsy drivers’ secrets

Eyes reveal drowsy drivers’ secrets

Research continues in Victoria into technology that can identify driver fatigue with a roadside test, with new trials are underway utilising pupil scanning.
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Have you caught the green wave?

Riders on the busy Canning Street route into Melbourne’s CBD from the north may have noticed you've had the luck of the traffic lights lately. Thank the Department of Transport!
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Both exercise and diet matter

For years debate has pitted healthy lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise against one another in a battle of relative importance. Turns out they work best together!
Getting rid of our elderly trucks

Getting rid of our elderly trucks

Australia and New Zealand's old truck fleets are causing around $200 million in annual pollution-related health costs, according to a new government study.
Giant monsters bike sale numbers

Giant monsters bike sale numbers

Massive Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer Giant has reported huge sales revenue from e-bikes and standard bikes for the first quarter of this year.
Bulleen Road detour

Bulleen Road detour

Riders on Bulleen Road at the playing fields precinct will take a tour through the Bulleen back blocks for the next six months due to North East Link works.
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Locals back two new West End bike bridges

A major consultation of the local community has helped decide the location for two new green bridges to West End in Brisbane, with "Option A" proving favourable for both projects.
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$3M bike grant gets redirected in Adelaide

$3 million of state government funding for the east-west city bikeway that was scrapped earlier this year will be redirected to other bike riding projects in Adelaide CBD.
Contract signed for new Craigieburn link.

Contract signed for new Craigieburn link

A major new bike route will be created this year to service Melbourne’s growing outer northern suburbs with new off-road bike paths planned alongside Craigieburn Road.

UTAS releases Hobart campuses master plan

The University of Tasmania has released its vision for what its Hobart city move will look like, and supporting bike riders with end-of-trip facilities and funding for bike lanes is part of it.

Ride2Uni kicks off in Tasmania

The University of Tasmania and Bicycle Network have banded together to develop a riding confidence program that aims to get more staff and students commuting more often.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Safety measures on the Tasman Bridge, comments on new crossing at Molle and Collins streets, separated cycleways trial approved, Huonville Bike Collective Open Day and another delay for the North East Rail Trail feature in this edition of Tassie Bike News Bites.

Quiet end to busy autumn of social rides

The colder weather sometimes dulls the enthusiasm for getting out on the bike, but we’ve still got a few rides on offer to end autumn and look toward the winter months.

New trails confirmed for Caulfield

Ambitious plans for the future transformation of the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve envisage the provision of new bike trail around and within the vast reserve.