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February 2024

Night closures on Footscray Road Trail

Riders who use Footscray Road in the evening or early morning will be detoured along the Dynon Road route on several occasions over the next month.

Bay trail west extension opens

Riders on the Bay Trail south of Williamstown can now use the new trail directly out to the Point Coke Coastal Park.

Exhibition Street upgrade underway

A major upgrade of Exhibition Street through the theatre precinct is underway, delivering a new permanent separated bike to replace the temporary facilities.

Riding to work linked to better mental health

While it is well established physical activity is good for our well-being, scientists are starting to uncover valuable insights into how it can bring big benefits for brain health.
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Driver using phone before fatal crash

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.

Footscray Road trail opens

Footscray Road Trail Open The Footscray Road bike route will be open again from 7am, Tuesday, 13 February 2024.

Nab your spot for Super Tuesday bike counts

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.
A road curves around a coastline with rail lines on the left and high cliffs to the right, a group of people are riding on the far left of the road.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Burnie confirms its not working on eastern section of Coastal Pathway while other north-west councils put it on their election wishlists, Snap Send Solve awards Burnie it's Tasmanian winner for 2023 and Bike Spot wraps up with more than 600 Tasmanian report.
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Sneek peak at Bike Week rides

We’ve got a few Bike Week rides in our list of social rides but hope to see more by the time 1-8 March rolls around. Keep your eyes on our general events listing for more rides being added: https://ridewithgps.com/organizations/2014-bicycle-network-tasmania/events
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Kunanyi Challenge back for Bike Week

The Kunanyi Challenge is back to help kick off Bike Week this year, along with social rides galore across the state and the Super Tuesday commuter count.

A letter from our CEO

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.
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Teenagers arrested over Beach Road hits

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.

Somerville Road bike lane closure

The on-road west-bound bike lane on Somerville Road between Whitehall Street and Hyde Street in Yarraville will be closed for several weeks during February.

M8O Trail detour in north-east

From next Monday the M80 Trail will be closed on weekdays and Saturday mornings until mid-March along a stretch through Bundoora and Greensborough.