March 2024

Melton Station presents bike opportunity

Preliminary designs that have been released for the new railway station and elevated train tracks through Melton show an opportunity for better bike links through the rapidly growing city on the fringe of metropolitan Melbourne.
Two young girls ride up onto a footpath with their mother waiting for them alongside a fence that has bright blue Bicycle Nework signage tied to it .

Tassie Bike News Bites

Ride2School Day, new paths in Kingston, a short extension of the Coastal Pathway in Latrobe and longer extension to Stanley. and Devonport looking for input into its cycling strategy feature in this Bike News Bites.
Close-up view of an e-bike battery on the down tube of a blue bike, with #Together We Ride written on the tube.

Should you worry about battery safety?

The safety of lithium ion batteries has been in the news recently, with a fire in the southern suburb of Electrona and Hobart landlord banning e-bike charging.
A wide concrete path running alongside a road separated by trees and fence on the left of the image, with another concrete path forking off to the right of the image with a wooden bench seat and sign at the junction of the two paths.

April a quieter month for rides

Our social ride leaders are easing into April with fewer rides but still of their usual high quality, and this is the last week of the Launceston twilight rides now that daylight savings is finishing.

Bike friendly bridge for Wye River

Work starts next month on the new bridge on the Great Ocean Road at Wye River that will come with wide, rideable shoulders for bike riders.

E-Bike sales boom in Germany

Despite tepid economic conditions in Germany the nations bike sector is humming along, and for the first time, e-bike sales have outstripped those of conventional bicycles.

Delays on Exhibition Street

Riders heading into the city via the north-bound bike lane on Exhibition Street may encounter some short delays in the coming weeks and months.

Reefton Spur reopens

The popular Reefton Spur route in the eastern Ranges has reopened to traffic and riders who enjoy the challenging ride will have more opportunities before winter closes in.

Little La Trobe closes for Station works

Construction of the Metro Tunnel State Library Station will continue to be a nuisance and disrupt riding routes through the north of the CBD, but for the time being the impacts will be relatively mild.

Koonung Creek detour starts soon

In the coming weeks sections of the Koonung Creek Trail will be closed as work gets underway on upgrading the Eastern Freeway in Balwyn North.

Bike commuting continues its post-COVID climb

Riding to work in the Melbourne CBD has continued to grow following the flat years of the pandemic, according to figures from the latest Bicycle Network Super Tuesday annual bike count.
Three men riding bikes around a corner sandwhiched between cars on the Hobart waterfront.

Election promises slow to roll out

The Tasmanian election is happening next Saturday 23 March but we still don’t have the complete view of what’s being proposed to make it easier to ride a bicycle.
Asphalt off ride path with centre line painted in the foreground with Bowen Bridge crossing over the River Derwent in the background.

Autumn rides mix city and country

Following the flurry of rides for Bike Week, this fortnight’s calendar is a more relaxed offering of city and country rides of medium length.

Come to our E-bike Expo

As part of its efforts to promote healthy living and active transport in the community, Bicycle Network will be running an E-bike Expo at the Brunswick Velodrome on Sunday 7 April.
Three women ride in an arrow formation towards the camera on a gravel path with trees and a building behind them.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Bike Week wraps up, Hobart and Launceston look for open space inspiration and the Collins Street petition gains momentum.

Sydney Harbour Bridge Ramp edges closer

The Sydney Harbour Bridge Ramp has taken another step forward, with Transport for NSW awarding a $38.9 million contract to construct the long-awaited project.

Get ready for Ride2School Day

National Ride2School Day is fast approaching, but there is still plenty of time to make sure you’re registered and ready to roll on Friday 22 March.

With more bikes, roads are safer

For some years now road safety experts have been observing a phenomenon whereby cities that have lots of bikes have better safety. Not just for bikes, but for all road users.

Recall: Cannondale MTB weld fail

Cannondale has recalled a range of mountain/jump bikes because the frames are missing a critical weld that may result in frames tubes breaking apart.

Bike route proposal for Yarra rowing sheds

The City of Melbourne is proposing to move the Main Yarra Trail bike route around the rear of the rowing sheds in the Alexander Gardens instead of the current riverfront alignment.