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Tassie Bike News Bites

In this edition's Bike News Bites our Ride2School program join the University of Tasmania on a climate change research project, Burnie road closure, funding agreed for Intercity Cycleway-Macquarie Point link and new RACT expert panel for Launceston transport vision.

Top tips for riding to the shops

With Park it for the Planet coming up, we share some top tips on swapping out your car for the bike when heading to the shops.
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Green transport creates jobs

New research suggests that investment in transforming the transport sector could create millions of new jobs and help countries create greener, healthier economies.
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Bikes don’t scare off customers

Another study has found that building better bike infrastructure through shopping districts does not result in economic damage to local traders.
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BikeSpot 2020 kicks off

BikeSpot 2020 offers bike riders and drivers an opportunity to share perceptions of bike riding safety in Victoria, and prioritise areas of improvement.
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Take off 10 and ride through coronavirus

Bicycle Network is calling for Australian speed limits to be dropped by 10km/h during the coronavirus pandemic as a way of reducing road trauma and keeping hospital beds available.
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Safety in numbers for Sydney riders

Between 2008 and 2019 the amount of bike trips in Sydney has doubled, and during the same amount of time crashes have been cut by a third.

Culture lures bikes in Vienna

Bike riders in Vienna will be rewarded with concert tickets for their efforts in reducing CO2 emissions in the Austrian capital.

New Southbank separated lane revealed

The City of Melbourne has revealed its proposals for new separated bike lanes along Kavanagh Street in Southbank – and you can help support it.
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How to do a bike bridge

The new Lille Langebro cycle and pedestrian bridge opened recently, a stunning gift to the city of Copenhagen from an innovative property developer.

Midtown moves car parking aside for people

The Tasmanian Young Planners group is organising PARKing Day in the “Midtown” area of Elizabeth Street between Melville and Patrick streets on Elizabeth Street between 9 am and 5 pm on Friday 20 September.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Tassie news includes a call for Commuter Challenge volunteers, Bicycle Network at the Writers Festival, this year's Australian MTB summit and new MTB trails and Hobart Council decisions.

Friendly streets spread benefits

Further evidence to support the notion that taking away space and slowing speed for cars to prioritise places for pedestrians and bicycles improves our streets.
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Time for debate on car parking

Major cities around the world are realising the benefits of reclaiming the kerb space dedicated to car parking to inject life back into the streets. Join the discussion.

Bikes bring better housing

A new study from London shows that building good bike facilities can have a positive impact on housing development and influence where people desire to live.
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Bike riders spend more in local shops

New research has found that people who ride bikes, walk or take public transport spend 40 per more each month in local shops than people who drive.

RACT looking for congestion busters

The RACT is calling for ideas to improve Hobart’s traffic congestion now and into the future to help it put together a mobility vision for the capital city
Image: Paul Krueger on Flickr

PARKing Day reuses car parking space

PARKing day is a global event designed to help people re-imagine roadways to replace on-street car parking with other activities. Bicycle Network is joining forces with the Planning Insitute of Tasmania and the University of Tasmania this Friday 21 September to take two car parking bays in Collins Street for the day. Bicycle Network will [...]
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No rockets in this pocket

Melbourne has joined other advanced global cities with a move towards lower, 30km/h urban speed limits from September this year.
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Minimising the impact of construction

Bicycle Network brought together bike advocates and stakeholders from across Sydney to discuss issues and concerns arising from major construction works.

What does it take to switch transport choices?

Tasmanians will be the guinea pigs inr understanding what it takes to get people out of cars and into active transport and public transport, in the new Health by Stealth research project.

Get the e-bike lowdown

Bicycle Networks new e-bike flyer tells you everything you need to know about how an electric bicycle operates.
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Mixing bikes and trains

Bicycle Network is reminding everyone to avoid the front carriage when taking their bikes on the train.
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Tips for talking turkey this Christmas

As well as food, drinks and cheer, events during the festive season can also include questions from non-bike-riders about why you choose two wheels.
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Car guru: end of automotive era

The end of the automotive era is approaching, ringing the death knell for the performance car, according to one of the men who was responsible for bringing us that very era.
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Singapore says no more cars

With roads already taking up 12 per cent of its land area, Singapore will cap the total number of cars in the city state from February 2018. “In view of land constraints and competing needs, there is limited scope for further expansion of the road network,” the Land Transport Authority (LTA) explains. The island government [...]
A new city-ranking list has named Brisbane as the best city in Australia but overall mobility in major centres is mediocre.

Mobility rated mediocre in Australia

A new city-ranking list has named Brisbane as the best city in Australia but overall mobility in major centres is mediocre. Called the Sustainable Cities Mobility Index and published by private engineering and urban planning firm Arcadis, the list ranks cities on the performance of their transport networks, for quality of life, environmental impact and [...]
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Bike parking in Darwin a dire situation

Not a single respondent to a Bicycle Network survey said that Darwin has adequate bike parking. In September, Bicycle Network asked locals to have their say on how to make Darwin a better place to ride. Of those who took the survey, more than half ride a bike every day and three quarters ride at [...]
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Sydney plan promising for bikes

The plan to focus Sydney into three distinct centres offers great potential for bike riding to play a greater role in the transport system
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Dooring drivers locked up

In car technology has taken another small step towards tackling the big problem of drivers dooring bike riders.