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New dawn for Mornington?

Mornington Shire is promising a reboot of its bike strategy to attract more riding on the Peninsula.

Stop-go on Main Yarra Trail

Riders along the Main Yarra Trail through Richmond-Abbotsford may experience some short delays over the next week as Yarra Trams undertakes some upgrades.

Greater Hobart mayors call for cycleway funds

Greater Hobart councils have banded together to ask the Tasmanian Government to fund a network of cycleways and better public transport in a joint submission update to this year’s budget process.

Tassie Bike News Bites

In this latest edition of bike news bites: Molle Street crossing gets funding, St Helens link path gets underway, Maydena scores MTB champs and more.

Hobart climate plan supports e-bikes

As we get ready to Park it for the Planet on 26 August, the City of Hobart has released a draft five-year sustainability action plan for public comment with a few actions listed that will improve conditions for e-bike riders.

Time to plan new Yarra Bridge

A new bridge at the bottom of Church Street in Abbotsford could be the opportunity to finally have a decent ridable and walkable bridge across into Kew.

More path for Morpeth?

A new shared path along the bank of the Hunter River in Morpeth is being considered to commemorate the bicentenary of the town west of Port Stephens.
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Rail shutdown to squeeze trail

The rail shutdown on the Upfield line and utilisation of bus replacement services will result in additional congestion around Brunswick Station until November.

Short detour on Maribyrnong Trail

There will be a short detour on the Maribyrnong Trail for several days next week along the gravel segment of the trail, near the existing pipe bridge crossing of the river.

Glenorchy MTB plan takes in Tolosa Park

After an initial round of community input, Glenorchy City Council has released a masterplan to govern the future of its Mountain Bike Park and trails in the area, including a cycling hub within Tolosa Park.

Launceston to improve transport options

The state government and greater Launceston councils have banded together to produce a transport vision for the area and the good news is that cycling is front and centre.

Walmer Street switchback setback

The dreaded switchback ramp at the Walmer Street Bridge in Richmond—thought to be condemned to history—has been born again to continue its curse of the bike riders along Melbourne’s Main Yarra Trail.

Final designs for new Upfield trail

With the shutdown of the Upfield line for the elevated rail project just weeks away, final designs have been released for the new stations and the bike trail that will link them.

Plans for new Southbank on show

The City of Melbourne has released concept plans for a major refresh of Southbank Promenade along the Yarra, that should improve things for bike riders.

Barwon Heads Road trail moves ahead

Plans for a new trail along Barwon Heads Road out from Geelong have firmed up as the project to duplicate the arterial goes forward to planning approval.

New river track could link Longley & Margate

Kingborough Council has released a feasibility study into the prospect of a new 11 km multi-user recreational path following the North West Bay River between Margate and Longley.
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Sydney plans to keep pedalling

Sydney was quick to announce and implement pop-up bike lanes as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and now Lord Mayor Clover Moore wants more.

Nth Hobart report light on bike details

The City of Hobart has released consultant reports on the future of the North Hobart shopping strip, but they are light on details when it comes to improving bicycle access.
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Royal Park detour a park tour

The detour of the Capital City Trail for landscaping developments near the Melbourne Zoo has turned out to be more of a tour of the park than a detour.

CBD to get new bike hub

Melbourne’s CBD is set for a new bike hub to be developed as part of a new social enterprise cluster on Flinders Street.

Hobart proposes lower city centre speed limits

There has been some backlash to the City of Hobart’s proposal to lower speed limits in its city centre and suburban shopping strips, despite the potential benefits for road safety and city businesses.
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Changed conditions on Burnley Street

There will be some minor impacts expected on people riding bikes in Richmond in early July as the Hawthorn Sewer upgrade project hits Murphy and Palmer Street.
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Canning to get final seal

The prolonged water main project along Canning Street is in its final stages, and with work wrapping up, the time has come to give the road a fresh new seal.

Richmond route revs up

Work is starting next week on a major upgrade to the important Elizabeth Street route to the CBD through Richmond.

Launceston brings bikes in from the cold

Launceston Council has voted to improve its representation of bicycle riders with the formation of a new transport committee dedicated to improving active transport in the municipality.

Pontoon bridges open

Two new bridges have opened on the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail and they are a great example of how detours can be done properly.
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Bikes booming on new Bay Trail

The recently opened section of the Bay Trail south from Mentone is going gangbusters – a ringing endorsement of Kingston Council and the community supporters.

Clarence cycling links coming along

Clarence City Council unveiled a new shared path on Rosny Hill Rd last month and is working on improvements to the Foreshore Trail around Montagu Bay.

Time to fix Carlton Gardens conundrum

The opportunity to fix some of the awkward bike connections around the Carlton Gardens has arrived in the Carlton Gardens Master Plan. See the plan and have your say.

Census data questioned

New research from the University of NSW is questioning the effectiveness of how Australia uses Census data to estimate cycling numbers.

Figures show long term rider rise

New research is challenging the myth that bike riding numbers are declining in Australia and highlights the lack of proper data on national cycling trends.
Pontoons on the Moonee Ponds Creek

Pontoons on the Moonee Ponds Creek

Riders on the trail along the lower Moonee Ponds Creek may be surprised to find themselves on a pontoon floating on the water this week.

Bikes palmed off Yarra Trail

The move of a couple of stately palm trees will close a section of the Yarra Trail near the rowing sheds next week.
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Pop-up bike lanes for Melbourne

City of Melbourne will be the first place in Australia to install pop-up bike lanes as a response to the increased number of bike riders during COVID-19.

Bridge lift to close trail

The construction of a new bike and pedestrian bridge on the Federation Trail over Leakes Road in Truganina will require a one day detour of the Trail.