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Start winter in the great outdoors

Our free social rides over the next fortnight straddle the start of winter, with several heading out of Hobart for rolling hills and rural views.

Veloway gets underway

Giant segments of the dramatic elevated veloway between Footscray and the Melbourne CBD will be lifted over the roadway by crane as construction starts in the next few weeks.

More action needed on road safety for bike riders

Better enforcement of dangerous driver behaviour, including citizen reporting, and reduced local speed limits, are some of the key recommendations of the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the impact of road safety behaviours on vulnerable road users.

SRL starts structure planning phase

Suburban Rail Loop authorities have begun the long and detailed process of land use planning for the precincts around the rail stations proposed for the south-eastern suburbs.

Protect your head

Bicycle Network has amended its five-year-old helmet policy, which did not support mandatory bicycle helmet laws, back to our previous long-standing position, which did.

Shimmy route safety trial

The City of Merri-bek is proposing to filter out rat-running traffic from a key section of the East Brunswick shimmy route.

City closures for Mother’s Day

Riders counting on travel through the Melbourne CBD this Sunday should be mindful of disruptions due to the Mother’s Day Classic.
Artist drawing of the map of the Claremont Park and Ride, showing its proximity to the Intercity cycleway and where the bicycle parking will be.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Bike News covers new bus passenger bicycle parking at Claremont, our Swapping Seats activity at York Park, Big Bike Film Night coming to St Helens, Mersey Bridge works and closure of the remaining Macquarie Point path.

NSW rail trail in need of support

A highly promising rail trail project in New South Wales has hit a stumbling block and is in need of community support to ensure it moves into the construction phase.
Shallow sea in the foreground with yachts moored in the water and rolling hills in the background and to the side.

Making the most of May

This fortnight we’ve got several rides outside of Hobart, as well as the regular Wednesday morning rides in the north. If you are interested in joining the north-west riders for a weekend of festive fun, please RSVP for the dinner and organise your accommodation.

Whittlesea wants congestion whittled away

Rapidly growing suburbs in Melbourne’s far north are already being squeezed by traffic congestion even though the region is only partially developed and the many new settlements are sparsely spotted amid hectares of empty land.

Nillumbik looks for transport solutions

The rolling hills of Melbourne’s north-eastern bushland suburbs is where many Australian nature lovers make their home, but when it comes to getting around the district, the environment is pushing back.

Rainforest MTB park opens in Queensland

The first stage of a world-class mountain biking attraction has had it’s official opening, inviting thrill seekers to test their skills in a subtropical rainforest setting in North Queensland.

Tassie Bike News Bites

The Collins St petition is on its way to council, Devonport volunteers bike repairs, a new bike-loving councillor for Hobart and Scottsdale bike park work begins in this edition of Bike News Bites.

Danes head towards helmets

The bike riders of Denmark — once stubbornly helmet-free — have changed their minds and are more and more likely to grab a helmet as they head off each day.
Man stands next to road astride a bicycle with dry grass on either side and the sea and mountain in the distance.

Tasman Hwy study looking for your ideas

The Tasmanian Government is continuing its road corridor studies around the state, with the 390km Tasman Highway between Sorell and Launceston the latest out for public comment.
A group of people ride along a concrete path with large trees in the background.

April rides provide varied choices

There’s something for everyone in this fortnight’s rides, with trips on country roads out of Brighton, Sorell and Wynyard, as well as short Hobart rides to get to know other e-bike riders and enjoy a coffee.

Police lament driver quality

A major analysis of police infringement notices has highlighted that a lack of attention to basic road rules is leading to serious safety consequences.

Bolte Bridge closure impacts

Riders out early on Sunday morning may be impacted by traffic disruption due to a closure of the Bolte Bridge.

Melbourne updates bike lane rollout

The City of Melbourne has updated its plans for a comprehensive bike lane network through central Melbourne, reprioritising construction, switching to better quality and more attractive materials, and, regrettably delaying work on some vitally important routes.

Popular rail trail reaches inland NSW

Another section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail has opened for business, offering users a new stretch of magnificent off-road riding through northern New South Wales.

Tassie Bike News Bites

North East Rail Trail hits funding road block, Kingborough Council releases draft budget, a new Transport Minister and scramble crossing biking etiquette are in this Bike News Bites.

Help shape bike travel through North Sydney

North Sydney Council is refreshing of its Integrated Cycling Strategy and is seeking ideas from the community to help make bike riding a more appealing mode of transport.

Scooter trial extended . . . again

Victoria's trial of electric scooters is being extended for another six months as the state government investigates additional safety and compliance measures.
Man rides along gravel path with old wooden bridge in the background.

Snowy River bridge works underway

Work is underway on the first phase of the restoration of the historic trestle railway bridge which will form part of the East Gippsland Rail Trail at Orbost.
Image of the corner of Rathdowne and Queensbury streets in Melbourne.

Rathdowne St bike lane closes for night works

The Victoria Street Water Main Renewal project is moving to the corner of Rathdowne and Queensberry Streets, closing Rathdowne to all southbound traffic at night, including bike lanes.
A rider wearing a blue Bicycle Network tshirt with white logo on the back rides along a rural road with scattered buildings around and a bike parked against a pole ahead.

Exploring Hobart’s outskirts

Most of our social rides this fortnight explore areas outside of Hobart, taking advantage of quieter roads and paths. Please RSVP if you are interested in joining any of the rides this fortnight as our ride leaders will keep you updated if anything changes.