November 2022

New website useful tool to combat bike theft

Media Release30 November 2022 Bicycle Network has welcomed the new Tasmanian Police and Crimestoppers Bikelinc website as another tool to help Tasmanian bike owners combat theft. “Finding your bike has been stolen is gut-wrenching, especially if you rely on it to get around,” Bicycle Network spokesperson Alison Hetherington said. “Bikes aren’t just another possession, for [...]

Bikes knit Sunshine together in new masterplan

Sunshine Station will transform into a major transport hub with the advent of Airport Rail by the end of the decade, but how will the neighbouring shopping, services and residential centres integrate with this potentially isolated hub?

Calm to descend on Melon Street

A low-stress bike route that uses extensive traffic calming measures has been proposed for the key north-south route on Melon Street through Braybrook.

Narrabeen Lagoon bridge now open

The newly opened walking and riding bridge at Pittwater Road, Northern Beaches, is the latest addition to the 8.6km Narrabeen Lagoon Trail.

Upgrades brighten Moonee Ponds Trail

Riders along the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail in Moonee Ponds will soon have a brighter and safer path as the City Of Money Valley starts work on new lighting and fencing.

Bridge widened on busy bike route

Thanks to the diligence of the members of the Whittlesea Bicycle User Group the bridge over Barbers Creek between Mernda and Yan Yean now has shoulders.

Life behind the lens: meet Bicycle Network member Jason Edwards

With over eight photography awards to his name, including World’s Top 100 Photography Heroes, Jason Edwards knows a thing or two about storytelling through the lens of a camera. A National Geographic photographer who has spent over three decades capturing natural history, we caught up with Jason to learn more about his career, what he [...]

North-west riders look to next year

The north-west riders are delivering their last ride of the year out of Forth this month and sitting down to plan next year’s rides and the fortnightly e-bike rides are continuing into January.

Tassie Bike News Bites

The edition of Bike News Bites features the opening of the Silver City MTB trails, new Hobart cycling consultation and a final design for the Bridgewater Bridge.

Bikes on Bunbury Street

Bunbury Street is a popular bike and pedestrian link connecting directly to Footscray Station and is notable for sitting directly above the freight line tunnel into West Melbourne.

New connection for Anniversary Trail

There is a lovely shaded, leafy and hushed stretch of the Anniversary Trail deep through Mont Albert that is a pleasure to glide through on a bike — if you can get to it.

City bike loop for Albury

Albury will soon have a bike loop around its town centre, as part of a $2.5 million funding package provided by the NSW Government.

Hopes rise for vetting overseas drivers

When it comes to assessing the competence of the drivers we bike riders share the roads with every day, it would be true to say we have skin in the game.

Trail upgrade fires up after damp start

Melbourne Water is stepping up the pace on the restoration of a natural waterway along the formerly concreted Moonee Ponds Creek through Strathmore and Oak Park.

Sewer dig gets underway

The big project to rehabilitate the Hobsons Bay Main Sewer under the Yarra is gearing up and although major bike routes are in proximity, impacts on riders will be limited.

Glen Eira guts transport plan

The City of Glen Eira has voted to abandon its plan to make Inkerman Street a major east-west bike corridor through Caulfield and St Kilda.

Consultation on the Five Ways intersection

Riders who frequent the northern portion of the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road may have an interest in proposal to redesign the confusing Five Ways roundabout at Kalorama.

Disruption on Francis Street

Geotechnical investigations in Yarraville may interrupt some bike journeys from later this month into February next next year.

Bikes dodge St Kilda Road shutdown

Nifty planning has ensured that bikes along St Kilda Road will be largely unhindered by the partial two-week shutdown of the corridor later this month.

Work begins on new M80 trail segment

The Melbourne Airport Rail project has started work on a new section of trail along the Western Ring Road, an early step in the project to connect Melbourne Airport to the city by rail.

Bicycle Network joins COP27 open letter

An open letter to the governments currently meeting at the Climate Change Conference in Glasgow urges them significantly increase the number of people who ride bikes in their countries.

Recalls: Salsa handlebars pulled

A clutch of Salsa carbon handlebars have been recalled because they may crack or break where the brake/shift levers are installed.

Trail upgrade in Burwood East

The Victorian Government will upgrade the Syndal-Heatherdale Trail with a new signalised crossing on Highbury Road, Burwood East.

Tassie Bike News Bites

In this Bike News: Rail Trails Australia is looking for a new Tasmanian rep, the inaugural Cygnet Cycling Festival hits the ground running, detours in Granton and South Hobart community celebrate their ebikes.

Social rides start cycling back

COVID travel restrictions means we’ve had jam-packed summer social ride calendars over the past few years but now that the restrictions have eased we are going back to normal conditions, which means our social rides will start to become fewer in the lead in to Christmas.

A glimpse of Tas bike holidays past

Keen bike rider Richard Langley has sent us what’s left of the letters his grandfather Don Charlwood wrote to his wife’s Canadian relatives about their cycling trip around Tasmania in 1947.

A new rail trail? Yass please!

The Yass Rail Trail has received its first pot of funds from the NSW Government, the first step towards making the rail trail a reality.

Active travel for Commonwealth Games Villages?

Planning is now underway for the 2026 Commonwealth Games in regional Victoria and key questions to be addressed include what the athlete villages will be like and will there be active travel for these active people.