State government

A look at the Victorian budget

Wetsuits were required to get to the bottom of the Victorian 2020/21 budget released this week, but details emerged about both new and delayed projects.

Gig economy inquiry must be expedited

Findings from the New South Wales Legislative Council’s inquiry into the gig economy must be expedited to make a better workplace for food delivery riders.
Moonee Ponds Creek link underway

Moonee Ponds Creek link underway

A new connection on Moonee Ponds Creek Trail has reached the delivery phase with work on a new bridge linking Essendon and Brunswick West starting next year.
Glen Huntly level crossing removals

Level crossing project to test bike commitment

The Glen Huntly level crossing removals present an opportunity for the state government to honour its obligations to include essential bike infrastructure, but your feedback is crucial.

Safety boost for the Boulie

Road cameras have been rolled out on Yarra Boulevard to target the elusive boulie tacker, hoons and other anti-social behaviour.

More trains, bikes to gain

Trains will start running on the new elevated Upfield line on 2 November, signalling that construction will soon enough turn to the new bike trail.

Tasman Bridge funding a game changer

Shared paths on the Tasman Bridge would be a game changer for Hobart, opening up the possibility of riding or walking to the city for thousands of eastern shore residents.

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.

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.

COVID-19 recovery consultation begins

This month will see the start of community consultation about the state’s recovery from COVID-19 restrictions and we’d like to see better support for more people to ride up there with other major infrastructure ideas.

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.

Public hospital staff keen to get riding

We already know that a lot of hospital staff ride to work because of the health benefits of active transport, but now we also know how many more would like to ride to work but are being held back by barriers such as road safety and poor end-of-trip facilities

How boring! New bike lanes removed.

Separated bike lanes along Linlithgow Avenue in the Domain Parklands will be temporarily ripped out so tunnel boring machines can travel along the street.

Take care at Fed Square

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

EES delays Warburton MTB development

A last minute decision for an Environmental Effects Statement has added a planning stage to the development of the Warburton Mountain Bike Destination.

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.

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.

WA goes big on bike trails

The Western Australian Government pledged a whopping $20m for bike projects earlier this week as part of a $150m infrastructure and tourism upgrade.

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.

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.
Sydney pop up bike lanes

Sydney plans to keep pedalling

Sydney was quick to announce and implement pop-up bike lanes as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and now Lord Mayor Clover Moore wants more.
wollongong bike plan 2030

Big bike plans for the Gong

The City of Wollongong have released exciting new plans to create a more bike friendly city, with the Draft Wollongong Cycling Strategy 2030 out now for feedback.
m80 ring road detour

Detour starts for M80 Trail

A section of the M80 Trail along the Ring Road at Thomastown will be detoured though quiet local streets from next Monday.
ireland spends big on bikes

Ireland spending up big on bikes

The Republic of Ireland have committed a whopping €360 million annually (over AU$586 million) to cycling and walking schemes for the next five years.
Bike riders and the Sydney Harbour Bridge steps

Another Harbour Bridge ramp update

Transport officials are finalising plans for cycle ramps at the northern and southern ends of the Sydney Harbour Bridge more than two years after community opposition sidelined the project.