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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

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.
cycling adelaide cbd

$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.