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Food Delivery Proposed Regulation

October is National Safe Work Month and new regulation has been proposed for the food delivery industry. But, sadly, it is evident that a lot is missing. Over the past two years we have worked with MP’s, SafeWork and the Joint Taskforce: Food Delivery Rider Safety on safety issues, because food delivery riders face the

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Transport and Infrastructure Committee

This Friday Bicycle NSW will appear before the Parliamentary Hearing: Transport and Infrastructure Committee with the Motorcycle Council for NSW on issues related to mobility as a service. Back in May 2021 we made a comprehensive submission to the Transport Technology Sector Inquiry.  This addressed a range of issues including: Barriers to accessing and using

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September 30: COVID-19 Rule Amendments

Some good news for families in areas subject to stay at home orders, and more changes on COVID-19 measures. Stay at Home Orders have been applied to the Oberon LGA. The Snowy Monaro LGA will lockdown for a week starting at 3pm today.  Stay at home orders will be extended in Menindee for a further

Newcastle Cycleways Movement Safety Vests for adults and kids

Building the Dream in Newcastle

Since its inception in 1977, the Newcastle Cycleways Movement has campaigned for improvements to bicycle facilities in the Greater Newcastle area. Infrastructure  They worked hard to design the Newcastle Cyclesafe Network in 2011, but have struggled to get the funding and government support to make it a reality, until recently.  Bicycle NSW has been delighted

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Bike Rider Safety Questions

Once again Independent Member for Sydney, Alex Greenwich MP is speaking up to support safe cycling. In the past Alex has called for a change to law enforcement related to bike racks fitted to cars, for amendments to road rules to keep riders safe.  He has asked questions in NSW Parliament about funding for bike

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CLOCS-A Receives Funding

Bicycle NSW is pleased to share that the National Road Safety Partnership Program collaborative project Construction Logistics and Community Safety – Australia (CLOCS-A) will receive key funding through the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, supported by the Federal Government. We contribute to this work because it offers the best chance to

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Bike infrastructure myth-busting

We love busting myths about bike riding with data. You’ve all heard plenty of claims about bike riding that don’t ring true.  We thought we’d crunch the numbers on 3 common myths. 1. There’s no need for cycleways that separate bike riders from motor vehicle traffic. The latest national walking and cycling survey report found

Bike Riding Up By 9% in 2021

After years of declining bike riding participation numbers, 2021 has proven to be a year of change with an increase of 9% across Australia.   About The Survey The Cycling Participation Survey is a bi-annual report that shows cycling trends across Australia. In 2021, they added walking into the survey in order to gather more

Rethinking Paint to Increase Bike Riding

Bayside Council has recently opened new bike lanes connecting Rocky Point Road in Sans Souci to Dolls Point Beach. This comes just one year after elected councillors decided to reject excellent plans by council staff, and Transport for NSW funding for a pop-up cycleway in the same area. New Sans Souci Cycleway. Photo Credit: Bayside

Regional Cycling Safety

All too often bike infrastructure planning in NSW focuses on cities and urban riders, but rural and regional cycling needs attention too. Issues For Regional Bike Riders The roads connecting many homes and towns may be relatively narrow, have unsealed shoulders, no lighting, potholes, be regularly littered with fallen branches or other debris, have higher