Local government

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.
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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.

Oxford Street back to the drawing board

The City of Sydney have scrapped the bold plans for a moveable cycleway down the middle of Oxford Street, further delaying a safe passage for one of the busiest bike routes in the city.

Bay Trail forges path further west

The trail around Port Phillip Bay will soon embark a new expedition that will take it as far west as the Point Cook Homestead and Coastal Park.

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.
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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.
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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.