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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

Blockers to cop the biff

The Victorian government will get tough with drivers who nudge into or completely block intersections – the bane of bike riders everywhere.
Blaxland Bridge curved corner

A curvaceous and spacious bridge

Major Road Projects Victoria and their contractors fully embraced the reasoning behind the suggestion of curved corners on the ramps rather than the squared original structure.

Government funds Back on your Bike program

Bicycle Network got the good news last week that the government has agreed to fund a new program it has proposed, aimed at getting more people riding again in Tasmania.
Adjustments made to Warburton MTB plans

Adjustments made to Warburton MTB plans

Work will continue on plans for a major new mountain bike destination at Warburton, with community feedback resulting in some changes to the original design.
Parks Victoria new parks new trails

New parks, new trails

Parks Victoria has opened consultation on a number of new regional parks that could host attractive new trails for riders and walkers.
Main Yarra Trail closure at Gipps Street

Main Yarra Trail closure at Gipps Street

A popular section of the Main Yarra Trail between Gipps Street and the Clarke Street connection in Abbotsford will be temporarily closed for five days next week.

State Roads Cycling Priority Project Update

The Tasmanian Government has completed the first of several cycling projects alongside Goodwood Road in Glenorchy as part of its $6 million state roads cycling priorities program.

A vanilla budget for bikes

Today’s Victorian State Budget is a vanilla budget for active transport, giving a small taste of the transformative change to transport the state needs.
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$3M bike grant gets redirected in Adelaide

$3 million of state government funding for the east-west city bikeway that was scrapped earlier this year will be redirected to other bike riding projects in Adelaide CBD.
O’Keefe Street Velobridge Brisbane

Brisbane’s latest bike bridge

Brisbane plan to add a bike bridge at Woolloongabba to complement the Veloway 1 cycleway and connect the gaps in the city's growing commuter bike network.

Upgrade for risky road in Queensland

The state government is offering $7 million for safety upgrades to the notoriously risky Beachmere Road north of Brisbane, currently seeking community input.

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.
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Boost for Mount Gambier bike path

Mount Gambier has secured $800,000 from the state government to extend a shared path from the Mount Gambier Rail Trail and install solar lighting along the popular track.

Opal card to cover share bikes in Sydney

The NSW government is trialing a world first multi-modal transport incentive program that will allow Sydney commuters to pay for share bikes with their digital Opal card.

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.

State cycling projects get underway in south

One of the central promises made by the Liberal Party at the 2018 election was to spend $2 million in each of Tasmania’s three regions to improve cycling infrastructure on state roads, especially where they intersect with council cycling infrastructure.

Looking for the promise of ongoing bike funding

Infrastructure promises are always popular during election campaigns, but this time around we want to see a promise for the establishment of ongoing transport cycling infrastructure funding.
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Roche Brothers to run Derwent ferry trial

Ferries will be plying the River Derwent in a matter of months with the Tasmanian Government announcing today that Roche Brothers (Navigators) would run the proposed one-year trial between Bellerive and Sullivans Cove.
Donna Buang Road speed limit

Speed goes down on Donna

Popular riding route Donna Buang Road in Melbourne’s eastern ranges will soon be safer and even more attractive with a speed limit reduction at the end of the month.

Peel Street upgrade starts

Work installing protected kerbside bike lanes—and peak period bike lanes—on Peel Street, North Melbourne, starts on Sunday.

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.

New path reaches to Skye

A new shared path will be provided along Hall Road between Skye and Cranbourne West in Melbourne’s outer south east.
Bikelinc new tool against bike theft

A new tool against bike theft

A new online community tool is helping connect bikes to their rightful owners, while making life harder for prospective thieves.
Tunnel works narrow Laurens Street

Tunnel works narrow Laurens Street

The bike lanes in Laurens Street, North Melbourne, will be slimmer as the street is narrowed for works on the new Arden Station as part of the Metro Tunnel project.

Cash flows for Boulie boost

Major safety upgrades to the popular Kew Boulevard circuit will roll out mid-year following the release of funding from the Federal Government.
Brisbane UCI BMX World Championships 2026

Brisbane to host BMX World Champs

Brisbane is set to welcome the worlds best BMX riders in 2026 when Sleeman Sports Complex hosts the UCI BMX World Championships.

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.
WOLLONGONG AWARDED UCI BIKE CITY LABEL

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.