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Ride2School to join climate change research

Our Ride2School program is joining a University of Tasmania research project that has just been awarded a state government grant to investigate the climate change impacts of active travel.

Ride2School will work with the researchers to look at the sorts of measures that encourage more children and parents to ride or walk to school and how much this cuts carbon dioxide emissions.

Ride2School holds workshops in schools to teach students basic bike riding skills and road safety knowledge, as well as working with the school community to identify the best routes for children to travel to school.

Burnie Wharf Rd closed for bridge works

The state government is replacing the bridge decks on the Bass Highway at Burnie, closing access to Wharf Rd from 1 September until Friday 9 October to all people walking and riding.

The coastal walkway and Oakleigh Park will be stay open but keep in mind there will be loud or sudden noises associated with the works if you are passing underneath.

RACT chooses Launceston expert panel

RACT is ramping up its Launceston mobility vision process, appointing an expert panel to help guide its submission to the state government and greater Launceston councils and create a 30 year vision.

The panel comprises two of the experts that were involved in the Hobart mobility vision: Professor Jason Byrnes and Steven Burgess, as well as consultant and past TASCOSS head Kym Goodes.

Public submissions to the RACT process have closed, but they are planning to hold a workshop with the expert panel this month.

The RACT aims to create at 30-year moblity vision for greater Launceston that looks beyond congestion at public and active transport, future mobility and urban planning, as well as social and economic impacts.

Hobart Council uses COVID grant for Intercity Cycleway–Mac Pt link

Good news for regular users of the Intercity and Mac Point cycleways with Hobart City Council voting to spend its Australian Government COVID-19 grant of $685,000 on building the missing link between the two.

The cycleway linkup is one part of a $1.25 million project to upgrade the Regatta Grounds car park and stormwater infrastructure on the site.

Aldermen Simon Behrakis and Marti Zucco voted against allocating the grant to the project but did not speak to the issue at the council meeting.