Local government

Long-term bike vision for regional WA

Western Australian state and local governments are working together to develop a strategic long-term vision for bike riding, active transport and bike tourism.

Better bike lane at Fed Square

Work has started on the installation of security bollards along Swanston Street outside Federation Square that will improve the bike lane in the bustling block.

Councils to lift their game?

A new information hub has been created to improve the capability of local government to plan, design, deliver, activate and evaluate active travel projects.

Tow away zones extended

Drivers that casually park on clearways in Melbourne could find their cars towed away and impounded under new rules being rolled out.

Elizabeth Street transformation starts

Early works to prepare for a transformation of the southern end of Elizabeth Street are now getting underway with some disruption to bike routes expected.

Two new bike bridges arrive

Riders won’t have long to wait to try out two massive bridges that will vastly improve life on the bike in Melbourne’s inner west.

North-West Bay River track takes next step

Kingborough Council has approved $15,000 in funding to progress the next stage of planning for a North-West Bay River track and released the public engagement report which showed majority support for the project.

Diamond Creek Trail to be extended

The Victorian state government have chipped in for a first-class riding and walking track extension of the Diamond Creek Trail from Wattle Glen to Hurstbridge.

Tasmanian city council bike votes & questions

We are going to start tracking the council votes and debates for projects/changes which impact on bike riding and have included all the decisions we are aware of in this recent council term.
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Canning Street re-opened

One of Melbourne’s most popular bike routes—Canning Street—will re-open from this Friday as the work installing the new M205 Carlton water main is complete.

Long-awaited bike bridge for Eumundi

Hinterland riders rejoice as the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Regional Council team up for a long-awaited upgrade to the bike network in Eumundi.
WA bike month

October is bike month in the west

WA Bike Month aims to encourage as many people as possible to jump on their bike — for fun, transport or fitness — and celebrate the many benefits of riding.

Take care at Fed Square

Riders should be alert to construction activities on the path along the Yarra River behind Federation Square.

Wagga Wagga pump track primed

Wagga's bike scene just got a little more wicked with the completion of a 353-metre long pump track at Gobbagombalin Park in the city's north.

Wyndham promises to plug the gaps

The speedily growing Wyndham City in Melbourne’s west has a new active transport strategy that promises to fix to its poorly connected bike routes and release pressure on the transport network.

New plans for Main Yarra Trail

New land use controls along the Yarra in the Bulleen Precinct will trigger major enhancements to the trails network in one of Melbourne’s most attractive bike riding environments.

Tassie Bike News Bites

This Bike News Bites looks at the closure of the Macquarie Point interim cycleway, West Tamar Hwy improvements, new shoulders on Evandale Rd, a forum on street redesign, Hobart transport survey, and more!

Port Phillip signals bike budget boost

Separated bike lanes along Jacka Boulevard and Beaconsfield Parade are part of a package of proposed active transport enhancements approved by the City of Port Phillip.

Separation at the S-Bend

New separated bike lanes have been installed at the bottom of William Street in the CBD where it curves around to link up with Queens Bridge over the Yarra.

New Ring Road Trail detour

The M80 trail will have an additional detour for a short period next month, with the Blaxland Avenue overpass unavailable for about a week in mid-September.

No joy for bike riders in Midtown designs

Hobart Council has released draft plans for a redesign of the “midtown” section of Elizabeth Street but calls for safer bicycle conditions have been rejected.

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.

More cycleways to pop-up in Sydney

Sydney's pop-up cycleway scheme rolls on, with Stage 2 plans including over 20 kilometres of new bike lanes across eight council areas.

Canning approaches completion

The year-long disruption of bike-busy Canning Street during the major M205 water main project is almost wrapped up, with only a few detours remaining.

No changes to Trenerry Crescent

Trenerry Crescent between Clifton Hill and Abbotsford will remain unchanged for the time being after a City of Yarra vote by councillors.

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.