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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,

Mass Increase In Bike Riders During COVID-19

New data shows that bike riding across NSW thrived throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  Last year, during COVID-19 restrictions, when gyms closed and team sports stopped, many people (re)discovered bike riding. Riders of all kinds jumped on their bikes to explore their local area and also enjoy cycling tours across the state. City of Sydney  The

A Tale of Two Sydneys

On the same day the work of two Councils on safe cycling couldn’t have been more different. On Monday afternoon Bicycle NSW attended two very different meetings. North Sydney  At the first, residents and the Mayor of North Sydney Council spoke against plans for a cycleway ramp to enable more inclusive access for riders trying

Bike Maintenance

Knowing how to perform basic bike maintenance is a important part of being a bike rider. Learning how to perform basic maintenance on your bike can be the difference of you being stranded in a remote location and you being able to ride home. Bicycle NSW does not run bike maintenance courses, but we do

Tamworth’s Growing Active Transport Network

Tamworth Regional Council is planning to double their active transport trips by 2031. About Tamworth  The number of daily vehicle trips within Tamworth is expected to rise by 70 per cent over the next decade, due to increasing population and tourism.  Current predictions are that over the next decade, the population will increase to 100,000

parkun Helping People Get Active

Here at Bicycle NSW, we love parkrun! This is because it has encouraged thousands of people worldwide to be more physically active. About parkrun   Invented in the UK back in 2004, parkrun is a free, weekly, community 5km walk/run. It’s all about encouraging people to get out and be active no matter if you

Bikes Deliver Accessibility

Bicycles provide mobility assistance to help more people travel further than they could by foot. 30 Minute City  Not many people can spare 90 minutes to walk 10km to work or school, but on a bicycle, the same journey can take around 30 minutes.  Bicycle riding can help all of us achieve the ‘30 minute

Goulburn Pop-Up Cycleway To Be Removed

Bicycle NSW was thrilled to see pop-up cycleways being built across NSW last year as a way to encourage more people to utilise bikes through the COVID-19 pandemic.  The regional city of Goulburn was even set to get their very own. Transport for NSW wanted to ensure that all across NSW, bike riders were benefitting

Money Talks: The Budget Story

Promises are great, but spending tells us what’s actually happening. We shared earlier this year a lot of questions had been asked during budget estimates on issues that matter to bike riders.  The answers provided to questions posed during budget estimates help us understand government priorities and activities. Infrastructure It appeared that for the 2020-2021

Ray Rice Awarded OAM

On 12 April, 2021 Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC awarded Ray Rice, previous Bicycle NSW CEO and Advocacy Consultant, with a Medal of the Order of Australia. Order of Australia This award is conferred for service to the Australian community that is worthy of particular recognition.  Ray’s Service To The Community In