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Heavy Vehicle Safety Progress

We are pleased to be able to share the positive progress that is being made on heavy vehicle safety. Heavy Vehicle Safety We have been campaigning hard on heavy vehicle safety issues, highlighting good practice and explaining what needs to change, and in doing so we have sought to get the United Kingdom’s CLOCS standards

Northern Rivers Rail Trail Charging Ahead

The Tweed leg of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is one step closer to development after last week’s council meeting.  Approved in Council Meeting Councilors of Tweed Shire Council awarded an $11.8 million contract to Hazell Bros (Qld) Pty Ltd, of 4 preferred tenderers.  In an interesting council meeting, the final decision was made in

Vale Ray Rice OAM

It is with great sadness that Bicycle NSW announces the passing of Ray Rice OAM. In April, we celebrated when Ray was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his many years of service to bike riders and the wider community.  Ray’s expertise as an engineer was invaluable in shaping how we advocate

Joint Taskforce: Food Delivery Rider Safety

The report has been handed down on food delivery rider safety, but we could ride a fleet of cargo bikes through the gaps. Campaigning For A Better Environment For more than eighteen months Bicycle NSW has pushed for improvements to food delivery rider safety.  This is because these bike based workers ride in the locations

Help Us Improve North Sydney For Bike Riders

North Sydney Council needs our support for their new infrastructure plans in order to provide better facilities for bike riders. Bicycle NSW Bike Planner, Sarah Bickford, has prepared a submission responding to the Young Street plans and will be doing so for the Kirribilli to Cremorne Walking, Cycling and Streetscape Upgrades.   Now it’s your turn. 

Bike Data Is Important But How Is It Measured

Being able to measure bike data dictates what actually gets done for bikes. So how is bike data measured? Why We Need To Know Bike Data Bicycle NSW and others need to communicate with government, police, construction contractors, building managers and private developers about the needs of bike riders, but getting bike measurements is a

Record Numbers of Bikes Sold

COVID-19 has seen people turn to bike riding as a new form of travel and way to stay physically active. New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics now shows the mass increase in bike imports to support these riders. Bike Sales Based on 9 months to the end of  March 2021, 1,413,327 units have

Do Australian Helmet Standards Need Upgrading?

Given it’s mandatory to wear a helmet in NSW to ride a bike, shouldn’t standards be set to ensure the best technology is used in Australia? Traumatic Brain Injury Whether you’re anti or pro-helmet, keep reading, because the best alternative may not look like a helmet at all. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion can

Good News on Sydney Airport

If you travel to, from or past Sydney Airport, great changes are on the way. Artist impression  Speaking Up Matters We shared the good news that our advocacy had paid off and rideable connections to and around the Sydney Airport would be developed and enhanced as part of new development plans.  Bicycle NSW, BIKEast, Councils,