State government

Tasman Bridge path designs are here!

It’s been a long wait since the October 2020 announcement that we’d be getting new cycling paths on the Tasman Bridge but this week designs have been released for public comment.
Mooloolaba to Maroochydore Cycleway

Maroochydore cycleway seeks feedback

Design options for a 1.2km bike path between Mary Street at Alexandra Headland and Sixth Avenue in Maroochydore are now open for public feedback.

Stage 1 starts on Murray River Adventure Trail

The first stage of the Murray River Adventure Trail is underway following the appointment of a firm to plan and design the section from Picnic Point in Barmah National Park and Koondrook.
New Trail for Jells Park

New trail for Jells Park

The State Government is starting development of a $5.9M trail in Jells Park, Wheelers Hill, in Melbourne’s East.
Wonthaggi–Inverloch pathway finds funding

Wonthaggi–Inverloch pathway finds funding

The state government has pledged $3 million for a vital connection between Wonthaggi and Inverloch, which will allow people to travel by bike or foot between Inverloch and Cowes.

Koo Wee Rup link underway

Work will soon be underway on a new 11km trail between Pakenham and Koo Wee Rup in Melbourne’s outer south-east.

State cash for Peninsula Trail

A $3M funding grant from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund has given long-hoped-for momentum to the plan for completion of the ambitious Mornington Peninsula Trail.

Dodgy drivers under more scrutiny

Victoria Police is boosting technology to scan numberplates for cars and drivers that should not be on the road – a major factor in reducing fatal collisions.

NSW to double-up on bike budget

NSW Active Transport Minister Rob Stokes plans to double the spend on active transport to rebalance the states infrastructure priorities and support the record number of people riding bikes.

Pop-up promise flops

Bicycle Network has firmly backed the roll out the pop-up bike lanes in response to the pandemic. However, some of the pop-ups lanes appear to be mere upgrade of paint colour.

More bike buses for Bendigo

Riders can soon bring their bikes when travelling on local bus routes in Bendigo, Castlemaine, and Heathcote, thanks to the extension of the Bikes on Buses initiative.

New shared path to Perth

A new shared path along the eastern side of Mitchell Freeway aims to fill the off-road gap for bike riders and pedestrians journeying into Perth CBD.

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.

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.

Trail at Albion remains open

The trail along the rail corridor from Sunshine to Albion remains open although the station carpark closure at the station has been extended.

Bus replacement to impact bike lanes

Train line shutdowns during December—and the bus replacement services to carry displaced passengers—will impact a number of bike routes between now and Christmas.

TAC enters advertising hall of shame

A recent advertisement from the TAC, published in The Age, has ruffled bike feathers by insinuating riding a bike is some sort of punishment.

All we’re asking is for a little respect

Bicycle Network is proud to support Respect Victoria's ‘Call It Out’ campaign, encouraging all Victorians to call out sexism, sexual harassment and disrespect towards women.

When rail goes up, bike trails go in

The proposal to elevate the rail tracks through Parkdale in Melbourne’s south has created the opportunity for vital new active transport connections and bike routes through the suburb.

More fun for Forrest MTB

The revitalisation of the Forrest Mountain Bike Park continues with design work underway for the new skills park.

Refresh for Cardinia Creek parkland trails

The trails and paths through the Cardinia Creek Regional Parklands in Melbourne outer south-east could be upgraded as a result of a plan to expand the park in Beaconsfield.

New Wantirna trail open

Riders now have a great new reliable connection to the EastLink Trail through Wantirna South.

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.

Mighty Murray River Trail begins to flow

Planning and design of a long-distance bike, walking and water-based adventure trail along the Murray River will soon be under way, realising a vision for a new iconic Australian bike route.

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.

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.

Pop-ups to pop into Maribyrnong

The State Government’s project to install 100km of new and improved bike routes is now knocking at the door of the City of Maribyrnong with gifts that should entice more bike riders.

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.

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.

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.