State government

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.

Great Lake trail plans facing opposition

Momentum has been building to create a 100 km adventure trail looping around yingina/Great Lake in the Central Highlands for walking and bike riding, but local opposition is rising.

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.
CoPP pop up bike lanes

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.

Davey Street changes out for comment

The second stage of plans for the controversial Southern Outlet–Macquarie Street project have been released for public comment, and while bicycles get some attention there is scope to include more substantive cycling infrastructure.

Give bikes more space, says new plan

Our roads should be deliberately redesigned to give more space to bikes, public transport and walking, Infrastructure Victoria has recommended.

Cycling safety projects lined up ready to go

The Commonwealth Government has teamed up with the states and local councils to fund extra road safety projects as part of COVID-19 stimulus funding and in Tasmania this is resulting in 7 cycling safety projects.

Moonee Ponds Creek Trail rocks on

A project to revitalise the Moonee Ponds Creek in Strathmore and Oak Park has a vision for the creek that really rocks. And when the rocks roll in, the concrete trucks roll out.

Upfield Trail on the up and up

The on-again off-again extension of the Upfield Trail through to the M-80 Ring Road has been confirmed, with a starting date locked in for the middle of next year.
Suburban Rail to loop in bikes

Suburban Rail to loop in bikes

The massive Suburban Rail Loop project will rely significantly on large numbers of passengers riding bikes to the 12 stations, recently released studies show.
Bike riders and the Sydney Harbour Bridge steps

Another hold up for the Harbour Bridge

The NSW Heritage Council has called for provisions to minimise the impacts on the heritage listed Sydney Harbour Bridge following the release of long-awaited bike ramp designs.

Road safety that helps people riding

Tasmania’s upper house has opened an inquiry into road safety and is calling for submissions on how we can cut the unnaceptablly high number of deaths and injuries on our roads.

Hobart ferry off and running

Hobart’s ferry trial began this week and the response from people riding has been strong, with the first day seeing about 10 bikes per trip.

Five ways to tell if bike lanes are working

We've gone mad for bikes in Melbourne and, as a result, ‘pop-up’ bike lanes are now being trialled across the Melbourne CBD and several inner city suburbs. The question for many is: how much are they being used?
Conti Foreshore shared path project

Shared path gets rolling in Broome

Construction of Stage 1 of the Conti Foreshore shared path project is now complete, providing a high quality route along the famous foreshore in Broome.
Technology on trial for intersection safety

Technology on trial for intersection safety

With most bike crashes occurring at intersections, along with a third of all traffic fatalities, road safety authorities are exploring whether advanced technologies can help reduce the risk.

New trail for Cranbourne

The state government will build 4km of new trail as part of the Cranbourne rail line upgrade, creating a direct route between Lynbrook, Merinda Park and Cranbourne stations