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September 2022

West Tamar corridor study expands north

The state government is putting together a plan for the West Tamar Highway from Launceston to Beauty Point and wants to know what you think are the critical issues.

New Marshall Station designs out

There have been further developments in the design of the new Marshall Station south of Geelong, but still no public confirmation of the level of bike parking facilities for the project.

Buses replace trains on Sunbury line

Riders who usually take their bikes on the Sunbury lines trains should not that buses will replace trains for several days at the end of this month between North Melbourne and Sunbury.

Spur for Alphington link

The abandoned rail spur through Alphington, a long holding promise as a safe and convenient connection through to Fairfield, may soon come to fruition.

Writing to local candidates

Contacting your local candidates this federal election will help strengthen the voice for people who ride bikes in Australia.

Open Streets kicks off in Term 3

Over three Fridays in September Bicycle Network held its first Open Streets trials of the year at Moreland Primary School, as part of Moreland City Council’s Ride and Stride Project.

Input needed from inner west riders

The City of Maribyrnong is looking to strengthen its focus on bike riding in Melbourne's inner west and it wants to know your priorities for a better riding environment.

Exercise makes hearts healthy

A major new study has further strengthened the evidence that physical activity such as bike riding reduces the incidence of heart attack and stroke.

Helping riders of all abilities gain freedom

Disability assistive technology provider TADTas is helping more people to get riding through the Freedom Wheels program, bringing adapted bikes into the state to provide different levels of physical support according to individual needs.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Hobart gets creative with its bike parking, TasWater works on the Intercity Cycleway, Burnie's pump track gets grand opening and north-west riders lobby for sign removal to solve pinchpoint.

Get moving in spring with a social ride

The social rides this fortnight are a great mix of longer and shorter rides and include a practice run around the route for the Cygnet Cycling Festival’s family ride on 5 November.

Massive Upfield Trail upgrade announced

The Upfield Trail between Parkville and Coburg is set to become one of Melbourne’s best bike routes with the announcement today that the Upfield Rail line will be elevated all the way through Brunswick.

Geelong rolls out e-bike trial

Students and staff at Geelong’s Deakin University will now have access to a cost-effective and sustainable transport option with a 12-month trail of Lime e-bikes.

Multiple bike victories for Wellington

In a single meeting, Wellington City Council has voted in favour of 30kph streets, bike lane upgrades, behaviour change programs, and a controversial separated cycleway.

Port Phillip pop-ups: Take 2

The Department of Transport is about to get rolling with plans to both unwind and improve pop-up lanes in the City of Port Phillip.

$114M for the Ison Road Rail Overpass

A collaborative $114 million investment from the state and federal governments has been announced towards the construction of the Ison Road Rail Overpass.

The Parkiteer Network is still growing

The Parkiteer network continues to grow. Many stations across Victoria have seen the introduction of Parkiteer secure bike parking facilities thanks to station upgrade works, council requests and government funding for expanded bike parking.

Bendigo Community Forum: moving beyond petrol

On Tuesday 13 September, people of Bendigo and surrounding regions are invited to attend an exciting transport forum tackling how we can move towards more sustainable transport.

Federation Trail finally reopens

The frustratingly long closure of the Federation Trail at Truganina is over, and bike riders have a new bridge and pond to greet them.

Pakenham Road upgrades

Riders in Melbourne’s far southeast will benefit from some major road upgrades soon underway in Pakenham. Funded by the Federal Government and delivered by Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV) the upgrades will remove some nasty intersections and provide much better access for riders on existing routes and some major new bike corridors coming in future [...]

Ride2Work Day 2022 – give it a go!

Enjoy a happier, healthier commute on National Ride2Work day (Wed 19 Oct). Register your ride to make it count and get your workmates involved too!

Coastal pathway to become election issue

The completion of the coastal pathway is set to become an issue at the upcoming council elections following mayor Steve Kon’s controversial comments that Burnie should abandon the pathway to Heybridge.

Rid the roads of old trucks

A new report from Grattan Institute asserts that old trucks should be banned from Sydney and Melbourne to reduce Australians’ exposure to deadly air pollution.

Future transport hubs for New South Wales

The NSW Government will pilot four new transport hubs in Parramatta, Chatswood, Wollongong and Coffs Harbour, providing commuters with all essential services in one spot.

Tassie Bike News Bites

This edition of Bike News includes a tweed ride in Launceston, the Big Bike Film festival, signal box to be painted and release of the Hobart 30 year plan.

Bike opportunities at new Keon station

The concept designs for the new Keon Park Station in Reservoir are out, showing that the connection to the bike route south towards the city has been incorporated.