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A driver was sending and receiving Snapchat messages on her phone in the period immediately before the crash that killed bike rider Anthony Reeckman last year.
Registrations are now open for Bicycle Network’s Super Tuesday bike counts on 5 March, where hundreds of volunteers will take to intersections during the morning peak to collect vital data on active commuting.
Happy 2024 to our loyal members and subscribers. As we embark on a new year, I wanted to share a couple of key milestones on the 2024 Bicycle Network calendar, and some news about our organisation.
Police have arrested two teenagers – one of whom has been charged – following an investigation into two bike riders that were hit by a car on Beach Road last week.
The high-profile cable stay bridge over Footscray Road in Docklands moves into its major construction phase in the coming weeks.
Australians are spending an increasingly large portion of their household budgets on owning and operating cars, new economic modelling from the nation’s peak motoring body shows.
It’s true! Riding your bike builds volume in key areas of the brain for memory and learning, contributing to a better life as you age.
Transport for London making e-bikes one of the easiest ways to get around town through a large expansion of its public e-bike share scheme, from 600 to 2000.
On any Great Vic Bike Ride you’ll find explorers and adventurers, but a special bunch joined us for the 2023 Snow to Sea adventure.
Early investigations for the upgrade of the South Gippsland Highway between South Dandenong and Lynbrook could provide a vital bike connection to Cranbourne through the suburbs in Melbourne’s south-east.
When Bren Christiansen decided to take a bike tour through Morocco, he thought I would have an amazing tour, how could it not be amazing cycling with friends and other like minded people? Then a devastating earthquake struck in the leadup.
Suburban Rail Loop has released a set of visionary plans for the neighbourhoods that will surround the new stations along the project.
The UK government will equip more children with the skills to walk and ride to school through a £60 million ($115 million) investment over the next two years.
It's nearly 2024 and councils looking to the future of sustainable transport are reminded to get set for Bicycle Network's Super Tuesday on 5 March.
The project to renaturalise the Moonee Ponds Creek at Strathmore is transforming the former concrete channel one big rock at a time.
It's 5.30am in Yarram and most of the township is fast asleep, as are the 1500 unexpected visitors who arrived by bike the day before. Bicycle Network's General Manager of Events, Caitlin Borchers, is awake though.
The City of Kingston in Melbourne’s southeast has made a five-year commitment to increasing people-powered transport within its borders.
Registrations are now open for volunteers to secure a site during Bicycle Network's upcoming Super Sunday active transport survey on Sunday 12 November.
Setting off into the wilderness with everything you need strapped to your bike can be an exhilirating experience. But an equally daunting one depending on the type of adventure you've got in mind.
The Queensland Government has announced new funding for a rail trail project that could one day become the longest in the country.
Learning to ride a bike offers migrant women at Wellsprings for Women community centre a new sense of freedom and independence.
Toyota dealers across France now have a cargo bike on the showroom floor, and it's not just for show: they’ll sell you one instead of a car!
The transport sector is on track to become Australia's largest source of carbon emissions by 2030, but the federal government is now developing a plan to stem to the tide.
After a decade-long battle, the notorious Black Forest Drive through Macedon and Woodend will be transformed from four lanes to a traffic-calmed two-lane road with separated bike lanes.
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.
Shimano has recalled certain cranksets on Dura-Ace and Ultegra models due to a fault that can cause the crank arm to separate from the main crank.
A further stage of the extension of the main Yarra Trail through Warrandyte has been completed.
The use of incentives for e-bike purchase is becoming more widespread as authorities move to speed up the transition to low/no emission transport.
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.
Byron Shire has given the go-ahead for the development of Northern Rivers Rail Trail through its territory, opening an opportunity for the next stage of the 132 km project.
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.
A project to extend the Main Yarra Trail out to Warrandyte is shifting through the gears and a new stretch of shared path is now complete.
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.
Learning to ride a bike is an invaluable skill that stays with you a lifetime, and the Mayor of Boston is looking to offer every child the opportunity with a new city-wide free bike education program.
Bike riders in Melbourne’s inner north could be on the path to a better riding environment as the City of Merri-bek embarks on a new transport strategy.
A key stretch of road through Melbourne's inner north is set to become a great deal safer for bike riders and pedestrians.
Improvement works are underway on Western Australia's oldest national park that will equip it a new adventure trail for bike riders to enjoy.
After 17 years of promoting physical activity among Australian school children, our Ride2School program is under threat.
Following a protracted hold up Parks Victoria and its contractors will start work on removing the Gipps Street steps this Monday.
Bicycle Network’s free Ride2School program has shared the joy of riding with hundreds of thousands of students for 17 years. But the program, beloved by schools across the country, is under threat.
The City of Yarra is pressing ahead with improvements to its cycling network by piloting new intersection designs in Richmond.
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.
A new type of survey is offering valuable insights into the diversity of bike riders in the City of Sydney.
Chalk drawings on the road, bikes cutting laps and laughter in the air were signs of success this week as Bicycle Network continued its Open Streets program at Brunswick South West Primary School.
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.
The face is boiling red, the window starts to slide down, the rider—just a metre away—prepares for a spray, or a swerve, and the fight or flight reflex prepares to kick in.
A motorcycle rider has been sentenced to nine years in prison over the death of a bike rider on shared path in Perth.
With a narrow unseparated bike lane and high risk of dooring, Chapel Street is a particularly harrowing street for bike riders in Melbourne
Many solutions to climate change carry remains far off in the distance with lots of unanswered questions, but the good news is we have tools at our disposal today to make a real and lasting impact.
Google has introduced a feature for its Maps software that allows people to preview their journey in detail and offers many advantages for bike riders.
Construction of Stage 1 of the 12 Apostles Trail—from Timboon down to Port Campbell—is approaching completion and riders are already trying it out.
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.
The Australian government has released its first National Electric Vehicle Strategy, a roadmap to tackle emissions in the transport sector by promoting a shift toward electric transport.
Victoria’s new bottle recycling scheme and the hope of a puncture-free future for bike riders are both a little closer.
The Mayor of London is working toward net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and the city is now exploring how e-cargo bikes can help carry the load.
Can a sleepy coastal community with next to no footpaths become a harbinger of safety for vulnerable road users?
Work is nearing completion on an innovative new bridge over the Parramatta River, a first of its kind for Australia and one that offers easy access at either end.
Rows of underused parking spaces have come to life as a vibrant pop-up park in Balaclava.
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