Local government

Councils cop caning over roads

There is hope that safer and smoother rides may be up the road for bike riders, following a critical report into the management of road maintenance by local councils.

Greater Hobart vision seeking your comments

The state government and Greater Hobart councils have released a new planning document outlining the main directions for development of transport and development in Hobart until 2050.

Vision for bike friendly inner-west

The transformation of Melbourne’s inner-west into a much more liveable environment continues with a new vision emerging for Spotswood and South Kingsville.

Calling BMX and MTB enthusiasts

The Mornington Peninsula Shire has put the call out to BMX and mountain biking enthusiasts to help shape the future of recreational bike riding activities in the region.

Shared zone transformation underway

Work has begun on new shared zones on Albert and Victoria Streets in Brunswick East, making riding and walking easier and improving access to Fleming Park.

Stops and stairs on Maribyrnong Trail

Riders on the Maribyrnong Trail through Avondale Heights may encounter some site clearing activities for a new pedestrian link adjacent to the trail over the next few weeks.
Putting a spark into Collingwood

Putting a spark into Collingwood

The installation of a new underground electricity network through Collingwood may intermittently interrupt bike routes over the next five months.

Peel Street upgrade starts

Work installing protected kerbside bike lanes—and peak period bike lanes—on Peel Street, North Melbourne, starts on Sunday.
Works begin on Childs Road project

Works begin on Childs Road project

The upgrade of Childs Road—that will also deliver a bike underpass on the Darebin Creek Trail—is underway. Some bike routes will be impacted during build.

Bicycle parking designs lodged for park’n’rides

The government has lodged its designs for council approval for bicycle parking at the new bus stop park’n’rides in Kingston, but confusingly they are proposing two types of parking rather than establishing a consistent approach.
Bike path upgrades for Narre Warren North

Bike path upgrades for Narre Warren North

The plans for better bikes path in Narre Warren North are getting closer to realisation with new bike paths being included in plans to improve Narre Warren Road North.
Keilor East kink to go straight

Keilor East kink to go straight

Work is expected to start soon on the great unbending—the straitening of a kink in the M80 trail on the Ring Road at East Keilor.

St Albans trail powers down

Work is getting underway soon on a major new electricity substation adjacent to the St Albans Road trail that may cause disruptions to bikes along the route.

Another Reefton road closure

Riders in the eastern Yarra Ranges should be on the lookout for work sites, with work now starting on the Woods Point Road at Reefton that was damaged in a landslip last year.
Wagga Wagga Cycling Survey

A cycling survey for Wagga

Wagga Wagga City Council is keen to hear from residents about their thoughts on all things bike riding. Share your thoughts via the online survey.

Kingborough Bike Committee get active

Kingborough Council’s Bicycle Advisory Committee has been hard at work on a draft bike plan for the area, with a bigger committee and new members signed off by the council last week.
Exhibition Street bike lanes to go further

Exhibition Street lanes to go further

Melbourne City has moved to the next stage of it major Exhibition Street bike lane upgrade with work starting next week between Bourke and Little Lonsdale Street.
St Kilda road bike lane

St Kilda Road lanes upgrade

Riders heading out of the city on St Kilda Road will benefit from an additional section of separated bike lane as far as the Shrine of Remembrance.
m80 bridge colour

Help choose a colour for this bridge

Melbourne’s riders are being offered a say on the paint job for the cable towers on the Blaxland Avenue Overpass on the Western Ring Road.

Tassie Bike News Bites

This edition's Tassie Bike News Bites features plans to brighten the Intercity Cycleway, George Town MTB progress, Channel Hwy resurfacing, and riding events in the south.

The Gong gets UCI Bike City label

Wollongong has joined a list of elite bike riding destinations overnight, after the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) awarded the coastal city the prestigious UCI Bike City Label.

Hobart defers Mac Point cycleway extension

The City of Hobart has decided to defer the extension of the Intercity Cycleway to the Macquarie Point boundary, following a decision by the Macquarie Point Corporation to pull out its temporary cycleway to Evans Street and restrict access on the remaining path and new road.

Upgrades to risky trail crossings

The City of Yarra is starting work on the long-awaited upgrades to the risky Capital City Trail crossings at Brunswick Street North and Rae Street in North Fitzroy.
Canning Street upgrades back on track

Canning Street upgrades back on track

After delays of almost a year due to COVID restrictions, the project to upgrade choked intersections on bike-busy Canning Street is rolling again.
Noosa parade upgrade

Noosa Parade upgrade gets the go-ahead

A stretch of Noosa Parade between the Munna Point Bridge and the Garth Prowd Bridge is set for a major upgrade that promises to improve conditions for bike riders.

North East Rail Trail starts moving

Dorset Council has advertised a development application to create the North East Rail Trail on the section between Scottsdale and Wyena, with all public comment due by 25 January.

City security works continue

Several security projects continue along bike routes through he city requiring caution as increasing numbers of riders return to the CBD commute.
Bay Trail boost in southern suburbs

Bay Trail boost in southern suburbs

The first stage of Seaford’s new shared use path is open between Seaford Road and Kananook Station, delivered by the Level Crossing Removal Project.

Yan Yean Pipe Track on track

Planning is being finalised for the construction of the Yan Yean Pipe Track from South Morang through Mill Park to the Darebin Creek Trail.

Closures along Djerring Trail

Sections of the Djerring Trail between Caulfield and Sandown Park will be restricted intermittently until the end of February.
moreland council pop up bike lanes

Moreland bike lane trials rolling out

A raft of new bike infrastructure is ready to roll out across the City of Moreland with separated lanes on the way for vital routes across the municipality.

New off-road trails identified for Brisbane

A network of new mountain bike tracks, cyclo-cross circuits, pump tracks and off-road trails have been earmarked under Brisbane Council’s draft off-road cycling strategy.

We can see clearly now

Gone are the dark shrouds that had riders blind as they crossed The Moonee Ponds Creek on the narrow path at Footscray Road.
Trail terminates at Docklands Studios

Trail terminates at Docklands Studios

A section of the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail adjacent to Docklands Studios has closed to enable the construction of the new Sound Stage 6 project.
Caution required at Southgate

Caution required at Southgate

Riders should be alert to construction works as a concrete block is installed at the foot of Southgate Ave to control vehicle intrusion into promenade.
Help Yarra get its glow back

Help Yarra get its glow back

The City of Yarra was once—for a while—Australia’s most bike-friendly council, and now there is a chance it can get the title back again.
Change to M80 trail detour

Change to M80 trail detour

Riders along the M80 Ring Road Trail in Thomastown can expect a minor change to their detour from next Monday.
Bridge works to detour Fed Trail

Federation Trail Detour update

Works on construction of the new Federation Trail bridge at Williams Landing are underway again, causing the trail to be closed and detoured.