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Have your say on central Hobart plan approach

Release of the joint state–local government plan for central Hobart is still several months away but in the meantime a discussion paper will be released on 26 October outlining the approach to the plan and you can have your say.

Arden precinct plan firms up

Planning is nearing completion on the new bike-friendly precinct to be developed above and around the new underground Metro station in North Melbourne.

Perth-Fremantle shared path extension opens

A new 2.1 kilometre section of shared path along the Fremantle train line that gives riders and walkers a safe, off-road route to travel between Perth and North Fremantle has opened.
Box Hill to Hawthorn

Unboxing: Hawthorn to Box Hill Trail

The feasibility of the proposed Box Hill to Hawthorn trail along the railway corridor has been confirmed, with progress now dependent on future funding announcements.

Improve road safety in Wyndham

The City of Wyndham—the huge municipality in Melbourne’s burgeoning west—is developing a road safety strategy, and you can help.

Safety plan for deadly highway

The dark history of Black Forest Drive has possibly reached the final chapter, with new plans announced to tame the dangerous former highway.

Works near Capital City Trail

Riders will notice a water main renewal project underway adjacent to the Capital City Trail in North Fitzroy from next week.

Shrine to Sea link takes shape

The creation of a bike-friendly boulevard from St Kilda Road to Beaconsfield Parade is taking shape with a vision for the project being revealed to the public.

Expect minor impacts in Aberfeldie

The upgrade of the Maribyrnong River main sewer has moved to the Aberfeldie Park precinct, adjacent to the Maribyrnong River Trail and local bike routes.

A new cycleway for Newcastle

Newcastle's bike riding network has received a boost with works finalising on a 1.1km shared path along Watkins Street, linking Glebe Road with Merewether Beach.

Blayney’s main street reimagined

The Blayney Shire Council and Place Design Group presented (via Zoom) a reimagined main street that included dedicated bike lanes and traffic-calming infrastructure.
Melbourne strategic cycling corridors

Bikes corridors now in Melbourne plan

Melbourne’s official plans for future development across the metropolis will for the first time map strategic cycling corridors that are to form the arterial network for the city’s bike riders.

Ride clear of Docklands tram works

A major upgrade of tram infrastructure on Harbour Esplanade at Docklands is not expected to impact the bike trail along the harbour.

New trails for Dapto’s Dimond Bros Reserve

Dapto’s Dimond Bros Reserve is set for two new bike tracks, with something on offer for both beginners and more experienced riders. Public consultation is open until September 29.

Rose Bay promenade cycleway delayed

The cycleway on Rose Bay promenade has been further delayed to avoid inconveniencing the record number of locals flocking to the waterfront during lockdown.

Huntingfield 1st stage out for comment

The Tasmanian Government has lodged a development application for its new housing estate in Huntingfield, south of Kingston, with a 3 metre wide shared path featured throughout the site.

Bikes open gate to innovation precinct

Planning has started on the creation of Melbourne’s new innovation precinct at Fishermans Bend, and the first step of the plan is provision of the bike infrastructure.

Ride Rocky

Check out the new promotional campaign featuring Rockhampton's two top-notch mountain bike parks – First Turkey Mountain Bike Park and Mount Morgan’s Mountain Bike Trails.
CoPP pop up bike lanes

Port Phillip lines up pop-ups

Riders in Melbourne's inner south appear set to gain a clutch of new pop-up bike lanes later this year, courtesy of the Department of Transport’s $13M pop-up bike lane program.

Alfred Street upgrade in Parramatta

Alfred Street in Harris Park, a priority cycling route in the Parramatta area, is set for some bike-friendly upgrades, including prioritized bicycle crossings at roundabouts.

Napier Street works underway

Riders on Napier Street through Fitzroy should be alert to roadworks take place along the busy connection to the city.

Cycling safety projects lined up ready to go

The Commonwealth Government has teamed up with the states and local councils to fund extra road safety projects as part of COVID-19 stimulus funding and in Tasmania this is resulting in 7 cycling safety projects.

Launceston at cross-roads on strategy

Launceston Council has adopted a transport strategy and responses to climate change that commit to active transport, but it’s fallen at the first hurdle in implementing the strategies with the concept plan for the next stage of the City Heart project not making any mention of cycling.

Moonee Ponds Creek Trail rocks on

A project to revitalise the Moonee Ponds Creek in Strathmore and Oak Park has a vision for the creek that really rocks. And when the rocks roll in, the concrete trucks roll out.

Upfield Trail on the up and up

The on-again off-again extension of the Upfield Trail through to the M-80 Ring Road has been confirmed, with a starting date locked in for the middle of next year.

Help shape Tweed’s new bike plan

The Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from bike riders to help develop a new 10-year action plan for investment in active transport infrastructure.

Work starting on Mt Dandenong Road

The long-awaited safety upgrades to the Mt Dandenong Tourist Road will get underway later this month, including new widened shoulders and rest areas.

Major Geelong bike path upgrades

A plan to duplicate the rail line through Geelong’s southern suburbs will also complete a major bike link from South Geelong to Waurn Ponds. Have your say on the concept designs.
northern trails

Northern trails review underway

The vision for the trail network across Melbourne’s north is to be updated, and you can help by taking a survey about your experiences of the network and hopes for the future.

Five ways to tell if bike lanes are working

We've gone mad for bikes in Melbourne and, as a result, ‘pop-up’ bike lanes are now being trialled across the Melbourne CBD and several inner city suburbs. The question for many is: how much are they being used?
Conti Foreshore shared path project

Shared path gets rolling in Broome

Construction of Stage 1 of the Conti Foreshore shared path project is now complete, providing a high quality route along the famous foreshore in Broome.
Noosa Cycling and Walking Strategy

Noosa gets active

Noosa is adopting a new Cycling and Walking Strategy in a bid to address future congestion issues, reduce emissions and increase the uptake of active travel in the shire.

West coast positions itself as MTB hotspot

The first of the new Queenstown mountain bike trails open to the public this month as the council seeks public feedback before 30 July on a plan to link the region’s towns with more trails.
Pipeline trail upgrade planned

Pipeline trail upgrade planned

The Federation Trail through Brooklyn will be enhanced as planning begins for the next stage of the Greening the Pipeline project. Have your say.
Cranwell climb completed

Cranwell climb completed

The short but steep ascent up from the Maribyrnong Trail at Cranwell Park is finished, and it rides as good as it looks.

Djerring Trail closures

Some sections of the Djerring Trail shared user path between Westall Station and Sandown Park Station will be temporarily closed at various times during July and August.