This edition of Bike News Bites includes North East Rail Trail progress, Elizabeth St dining trial, parking woes alongside shared path in Hobart and work starting on a new intersection at Sandfly Rd and Huon Hwy.
As well as our Bike Week Women on Wheels and family rides in Devonport and Hobart, we have several of our normal social rides also operating including one in Margate, Claremont to city, city to Cascade and three routes out of Wynyard.
The City of Hobart has decided to defer the extension of the Intercity Cycleway to the Macquarie Point boundary, following a decision by the Macquarie Point Corporation to pull out its temporary cycleway to Evans Street and restrict access on the remaining path and new road.
An organised mass participation ride like Around the Bay can act as a powerful motivator at any point of a health journey, but at one cardiac health clinic in Melbourne's it is serving as a vital pathway on the road to recovery.
Improving conditions for bike riders and making it easier for everybody to choose sustainable modes of transport can mean great things for the environment, but at Bicycle Network we know there is always more that can be done.
The need to slow car traffic in built-up areas and create separation to protect vulnerable road users from vehicles were some of the strongest themes put to the Victorian parliamentary inquiry into road safety last week.
When staff at Willoughby Public School went to the local council with concerns about car congestion and road safety, they expected to met with engineering solutions to improve the flow of vehicles and people.
Low-speed streets are instrumental in encouraging bike riding and other forms of active transport, and more of them could be on the way in New South Wales following landmark changes to the govermnent's speed zoning standards.
Hundreds of people on bikes, scooters, e-bikes, cargo bikes, recumbent bikes and other modes of low and people-powered transport are expected to join the next Critical Mass event in Melbourne on Friday 30 June.
The Shrine to Sea project, funded by the State Government with $13M in 2018 to provide a walking and biking boulevard between St Kilda Road and the beach at Beaconsfield Parade, no longer contains a walking and biking component.
When the 480 km Tasmanian Trail was first dreamed up back in the 1990s it was by horse riders looking for a multi-day challenge.
Fast-forward 26 years and it’s now bicycle riders looking for an adventure to test their gravel and touring bikes who are now the dominant trail user.