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Ride2Work Day back with a bang

Ride2Work Day breakfasts happened in Hobart and Launceston on Wednesday 19 October, with great weather prompting a healthy turnout.

We added a few new additions this year back at the Mawson Place site, with the Try an Ebike ride and the The Bike Van offering free bike checks and advice.  

We're open to other ideas to keep Ride2Work Day fresh and appealing to regular riders so let us know what you'd like to see while it's still fresh in your mind from this week.

Huntingfield Bike and Ride opens

The government’s new Park and Ride at Huntingfield has opened, complete with undercover bike parking.

The bike parking enclosure has 11 of the Ned Kelly Rails where you can use your knee to lift your bike up by the seat to hook on the racks. It also has 6 standing frames so that 10 bikes can be locked at ground level and people with light bikes and strong backs can use the hooks above.

There is not yet an added level of security for the bike cage so you may want to lock up your bike with a good quality D-lock or two.

There is also no pedestrian crossing to access the site easily in peak hour traffic, although new connections are being planned as part of the Algona Road roundabout works and development of the site on the opposite corner.

Intercity cycleway gets burst of colour

 The Intercity Cycleway is offering some interplanetary scenery thanks to a new City of Hobart public art project CityPILOTS.

Tom O'Hern, who is no stranger to cycleway murals, is hard at work on his solar system along the path.

Because who doesn't want to see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars?

Check out Tom's work on Instagram @tomohernia

NE Rail Trail withdrawn from Launceston Council vote
The City of Launceston Official was due to vote on the development application for the 14 km north-east rail trail through to Lilydale this Thursday 20 October but it has been withdrawn in the past couple of days.
Launceston Council made the announcement that it had encouraged Dorset Council to do more consultation with Lilydale Reserve users and so Dorset has taken the DA off this week's agenda. 
DorsetCouncil are waiting on this approval from Launceston Council before it starts work on the trail. It also needs Minister Michael Ferguson's to approve the removal of the rail infrastructure.
You can see the development application report in the council meeting agenda
Mac Pt road off limits
Temporary fencing has been erected at both ends of the Macquarie Point northern access road ahead of the Royal Hobart Show.
Cyclists and pedestrians will need to use the shared path that runs around the site, via Davey Street.
The cycle link from the Regatta foreshore will remain closed until 5 pm on Tuesday 25 October.