Local government

More for the Merri Creek

The State government is moving ahead with plans to upgrade the trails on the lower reaches of Merri Creek.

Lutana Link plans suffer setback

The revived Lutana Link project has suffered a setback this week with Glenorchy Council moving the project from its capital works plan for next year to its ongoing Projects Register.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Coastal pathway progress, road plans for Kingston and Huonville, Derwent ferries introducing fares and Break O Day council's new trails strategy features in this Bike News Bites.

Barking up the wrong tree?

The City of Melbourne wants to create more space for dogs to roam off-leash and one of the parks nominated is on Canning Street, a busy bike route.

Work starts on Skye path

Works is underway on the upgrade of Hall Road and the new shared that will connect Skye and Cranbourne West in Melbourne’s outer south-east.
Stonnington signs up to e-bike trial

Stonnington signs up to e-bike trial

Locals and visitors can now enjoy a new way to move around the City of Stonnington because of a 12-month trial of electric share bikes trial.
Wonthaggi–Inverloch pathway finds funding

Wonthaggi–Inverloch pathway finds funding

The state government has pledged $3 million for a vital connection between Wonthaggi and Inverloch, which will allow people to travel by bike or foot between Inverloch and Cowes.

Surf Parade Shared Path extension

Bass Coast Shire Council contractors have started work on the Veronica to Ozone street section of the Surf Parade Shared Path extension in Inverloch.

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

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.

Pop-up pulse check

City of Melbourne and Victorian state government both made pop-up bike lane promises when the pandemic struck. Let's do a quick pulse check to see where they're at.

Darebin Trail upgrade open

A major upgrade of the Darebin Creek Trail is all but complete, with the trail fully open within the next few days.

Frankston gets charged up

Frankston City on Melbourne’s southern bayside is launching an e-bike scheme with 150 pedal-assisted bikes using the Nueron pedalec bike from Singapore.

Airport Rail to deliver new bike links

The Melbourne Airport Rail project has announced that new and enhanced bike connections will be delivered as part of the new rail line to the airport at Tullamarine.
gipps street steps ramp

Final step to remove the cursed steps

Final approval is expected on Wednesday for the removal of the embarrassing obstacle on Australia’s most attractive bike route—the steps on the Main Yarra Trail at Abbotsford.

Farm Road awaits bridge planning

The long-planned Alphington Link on the Darebin Creek Trail near the LaTrobe Golf Club is closer to reality with the release of a preferred route and concept designs.

Federation Trail improvements roll on

The next stage of the linear park project along the Federation Trail is getting underway and promises some great attractions for riders along the route from Melbourne to Werribee.

Bridge closure in Northcote

The 100 year-old High Street Bridge over the Merri Creek will be closed later this month to replace the existing bridge deck with a new, stronger structure that can take the weight of tram traffic.

Kingborough bike plan sets high bar

Kingborough Council has released a draft bicycle plan to build a connected network of paths over coming years, which has had extensive input from local bike riders, Bicycle Network and Cycling South.

Main Yarra Trail detour

Bikes along the Yarra Trail near Princes Bridge will be temporally detoured at the Peppercorn Lawn tomorrow, Friday.

A new plan for Oxford Street

After the City of Sydney recently scrapped the bold plans for a cycleway down the middle of Oxford Street, further delaying safe passage for one of the busiest bike routes in the city, a new design is now open for consultation.

New Williamstown Beach route proposed

The historic boulevard along Victoria Street, Williamstown, will become an important new bike route connecting to Williamstown Beach and the Bay Trail.

Swan Point-Launceston trail on the cards

In good news for northern riders, the West Tamar Council is looking to expand its trail network to better cater for people riding for transport and recreation, including a commuter trail from Swan Point to Launceston.

Handbrake released on Park Street project

The project to upgrade the streetscape in Park Street in South Melbourne and include better bike facilities is rolling again after being stalled by local opposition.

Birds replace bikes on flooded trail

Wildlife is again frolicking in floodwaters across the Federation Trail at Laverton North, exactly a year after the problem appeared fixed for good.