Four Photos

Is it getting easier to ride a bike in Australia?
Four Photos tracks the progress of important bike routes in our cities.




Hobart can become one of Australia’s great bike cities, but there are some dead ends in the network and not one protected bike lane. We’ve chosen four places that can be improved and recommended changes.

We have described why we have included each location and what can be done to improve it. We’ll go back every two years to check on the progress.

Photo 1: Campbell Street between Collins and Liverpool Streets

Why: Hobart needs a link to the intercity cycleway and a cross city place for people to ride.

What: a fully separated bike lane.

Photo taken August 2019.

Photo 2: Collins Street looking toward Molle Street

Why: after a peaceful pedal down the Rivulet Track, riders are left to mix with general traffic to get into the city.

What: a signalised intersection and a separated bike lane down Colllins Street.

Photo taken August 2019.

Photo 3: Elizabeth and Melville Streets corner looking toward North Hobart

Why: an area that’s crying out for re-juvination and a vital link between the city and North Hobart’s restaurants.

What: separated bike lanes from the mall to North Hobart.

Photo taken August 2019.

Photo 4: Tasman Bridge

Why: Hundreds of people a day try to negotiate this super skinny lane without colliding with each other, other pedestrians or crashing.

What: a protected bike lane on the bridge for bikes and a separated walking space.

Photo taken August 2019.

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The cities


We've picked spots in Adelaide where the current bike infrastructure is not up to scratch, or bike lanes could be developed to connect missing links.


We've picked four spots in Perth that are popular and existing bike routes but aren't quite up to scratch. With a bit of extra love they can become gold-class riding routes.


Ballarat is a city experiencing significant population growth. It has a golden opportunity to become a livable city where people have more choices about how they move around.


More people want to ride in Bendigo, but the bike network needs to be improved with better connections and bike lanes. We've chosen four places and recommended improvements.


Darwin has some bike friendly laws, but there are some areas that desperately need upgrading to help more people get riding.


For years, Sydney had the reputation as the toughest city in Australia to ride a bike. But many hard won, giant strides have been made recently.


Launceston could be an easy town to ride around, but there are missing links and poor quality trails and not one protected on-road bike lane.


Melbourne is known as one of Australia's most bike friendly cities, but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.


Brisbane is becoming a bike friendly city – in 2019 it has a successful share bike program, a mayor who wants to relax mandatory helmet laws and allows footpath riding. However, there are still many gains to be made, including improvements to four important bike routes.

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