November 2018

citipower footscray

CitiPower lacks spark for path

The multi billion dollar Footscray Road shared trail project has been left twiddling its thumbs as we wait for CitiPower to make the long overdue connection.
sydney road

A new vision for Sydney Road

Two Melbourne professional firms have joined forces to generate a proposal for a radical makeover of Sydney Road, addressing traffic and environment issues.

E-bike expo biggest and best yet

The Bicycle Network E-bike Expo on Sunday 18 November was a success, with about 1000 people visiting the site to try out an e-bike over 4.5 hours.
vicroads dooring

Dooring campaign revived

With warmer weather on the way and more bikes interacting with cars on our roads, VicRoads is rolling out a campaign to raise awareness around dooring.
st georges road

St Georges Road tram works detour

There will be substantial disruption of the St Georges Road and Merri Creek routes from next week due to tram track works, including bike path detours.
uber congestion

Uber is increasing congestion

Ride sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft have resulted in a massive increase in road congestion, according to a new study underway in San Francisco.
Olions forks

Specialized recall faulty forks

Specialized have recalled a range of mountain bikes and suspension forks by Öhlins because the air spring can fire itself out of the top of the fork cap.
co2 catridge

Exploding CO2 cartridge recalled

The Kobie brand 16g CO2 cartridges have been recalled due to a risk of explosion when exposed to extreme heat. Refunds are available online at
Sydney Road bike riders_Newsroom

Bike riders spend more in local shops

New research has found that people who ride bikes, walk or take public transport spend 40 per more each month in local shops than people who drive.

Rail history & inner city

Our social rides in the next few weeks are designed to help new e-bike riders navigate inner city Hobart and explore Hobart’s rail heritage.   On Wednesday 5 December our e-bike coffee club is going to ride a 10km loop through the city up to North Hobart, Lenah Valley, West Hobart and back to Collins [...]

Remembering those we’ve lost

This Sunday, on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, Bicycle Network is calling for urgent action to protect people who ride bikes on our roads.

Peddle power now faster and easier

Bicycle Network Tasmania is giving Hobartians the chance to discover more about electric bicycles at its E-bike Expo on Sunday 18 November at the Regatta Grounds.

You won’t get clocked near the clocks

The City of Melbourne next week starts work on a new bike lane configuration outside Flinders Street station for riders entering the city over Princes Bridge.

Getting to the station: bike or car

Well-informed public transport commentator Daniel Bowen's discusses Melbourne's station carpark problem, highlighting bike infrastructure as a real solution.
Jonathan Cantwell

Vale Jonathan Cantwell

Bicycle Network is saddened by the sudden passing of cyclist and friend Jonathan Cantwell.
kingston city bay trail

VCAT approves Bay Trail extension

In a recent VCAT judgement, the opponents of Kingston City's plan to continue the popular rail trail south through Mentone to Mordialloc were sent packing.
victorian greens

Greens pledge commuting superhighway

The Victorian Greens have unfolded a $250M plan to boost bike riding, including developments in infrastructure, education, bike tourism and existing laws.
northern trails

Andrews pledges Northern Trails

The Andrews government has pledged major expansion of the trail network in Melbourne’s north, including a commitment to complete the Plenty River Trail.
shrine to see

Shrine to Sea route – have your say

Preliminary planning has begun for the new Melbourne boulevard, Shrine to Sea, and bike rider input is being sought by Parks Victoria. Have your say!

Tassie news round-up

News for bike riders from around Tasmania includes widening of the Channel Highway, bicycle valet parking at the one day cricket, community representatives for Glenorchy and Kingborough bicycle committees, and local councillors who support better bicycle infrastructure.

Historic ride open to all

We’re celebrating the Open House Hobart weekend with a free social ride on Saturday 10 November that will take in some of the best sites, as well as parking poles at popular addresses.

MCG route closed for pipeline works

The popular Clarendon Street bike route through East Melbourne from the MCG to Albert Street will be disrupted from the middle of next week.