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April 2019

upfield bike path

Funding for northern route

A Shorten Labor Government would invest $500,000 to connecting the dedicated bicycle lane on Cumberland Road in Pascoe Vale with the Upfield Bike Path.
napier street footscray

Shorten commits $4.8M to Footscray route

The Shorten campaign announces $4.8M support for a major bike corridor through Footscray, linking West Footscray Station to the Maribyrnong River via Napier Street.
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Feds to fund Boulie upgrade

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has revealed his bike-friendly side, providing $5 million for the safety upgrade of Melbourne's popular Kew Boulevard.

Cash for Walmer St Bridge

The Walmer Street Bridge over the Yarra, used by over 200 riders a day, has finally received cash from the Federal Government to widen and upgrade the deck.

Friendly streets spread benefits

Further evidence to support the notion that taking away space and slowing speed for cars to prioritise places for pedestrians and bicycles improves our streets.
eye tracking technology volvo

Driver-cam to ding dodgy drivers

New eye tracking technology will enable a car to identify if its driver is drunk, distracted or tired, and automatically intervene before disaster strikes.
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New Bordertown bike path proposal

Construction of a new bike path is being considered on a strip of Cannawigara Road in Bordertown, South Australia, and the council is keen to hear people's thoughts.

Tassie bike news bites

Bicycle news from around Tassie, including bike paths in Kingston, Hobart Council committee members, Legislative Council elections and East Coast path funding.

Hobart plans to get smarter with tech

The City of Hobart has released an action plan of new technology ideas that could help the council to deliver its City Vision, called Connected Hobart.
Woollahra Council

Labor makes $260m bike pledge

The Australian Labor Party has said they will create a $260 million bike fund to build new cycleways if they win the federal election.

Cruisy coasting or farmland loops

The choice of a long or short ride from the Burnie Yacht Club on Sunday 28 April and an exploration of new Hobart paths and bridge on Wednesday 1 May.

Help shine a light on road safety

National Road Safety Week is next month from 5 to 12 May and Bicycle Network is encouraging people who ride bikes to get involved.
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Major bike upgrades revealed

More details have been revealed of the bike infrastructure to be delivered as part of the massive North East Link road and tunnel project.
Ride2Work

Pay Australians to ride to work

Australians should be paid $5 every time they ride a bike to work under a new scheme proposed by Australia’s biggest bike riding organisation, Bicycle Network.
yarra valley trail

Yarra Valley Trail expansion underway

Contracts for the first stage of the long-awaited trail from Lilydale to Yarra Glen have been awarded by Yarra Ranges Shire, with work starting this month.
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Surprise: a good election promise

The Morrison Government has promised to establish an Office of Road Safety if re-elected, a small but important step toward protecting the safety of all road users.
Bike riders navigating the existing bike lanes on St Kilda Road

Bike rider love or cyclist hate

Why Bicycle Network chose to use the phrase 'bike riders' instead of 'cyclists' to help defuse the media-driven narrative of a war between cars and bikes.

Time for lights to scare away the dark

With the end of daylight saving the time has arrived for riders to get the bike lights on the bike. We discuss some of the best practices and myths with bike lights.
dynon road bike path

Dynon Road gets new separated link

Work has started on a new separated bike lane from Footscray to Kensington, linking the existing separated lane along Dynon Road to the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail.
car parking

Time for debate on car parking

Major cities around the world are realising the benefits of reclaiming the kerb space dedicated to car parking to inject life back into the streets. Join the discussion.
victorian greens

Blind spot mirror trials underway

VicRoads has installed blind spot mirrors at two Melbourne intersections to test if they can potentially reduce the incidence of left-hook crashes.

Tassie bike news bites

New Remembrance Bridge opens in Hobart, work has strated on fixing the Rivulet Path and converting Salamanca to a more pedestrian and bike friendly place and the annual North East Trail Run and Ride in August.

Join Cadel Evans in conversation

Bicycle Network members and friends are invited to join Cadel Evans AM in conversation with sport commentator Gerard Whateley at the 2019 David Parkin Oration.

City Centre Cycleways could get people moving

The Tasmanian Bicycle Council thinks the lack of cycleways in Hobart’s city centre is holding back people who would like to use a bike to get to work, education, services and shops.

Out: daylight savings. In: bike lights

Don’t get caught in the dark is the message from Bicycle Network to Australia’s bike riders as daylight savings ends and winter weather begins to set in.

Legislative Council elections in May

Tasmanian Legislative Council elections on 5 May are likely to get drowned out by federal election campaigns, but there are three seats up this year and all of them are in areas popular for bike riding.

Our Aussie classic review

Nearly 1,500 riders braved chilly Orange weather last Sunday to tackle the 2019 Newcrest Orange Challenge – our Aussie version of a European classic.