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What Australia Wants For Local Communities

The Heart Foundation has released a report on what Australia wants for healthy neighbourhoods, with some interesting results. Support For Redirecting Funding To Cycling Two-thirds of people surveyed would support government initiatives that would redirect roads funding to walking or cycling infrastructure, or public transport.Similar numbers support the reduction in local street speed limits to

Congestion Makes Room For Active Transport

Even with COVID-19 keeping people at home more, 60% of fleet-running businesses believe congestion has increased in the last 12 months. The NRMA Business survey  The NRMA annually surveys fleet-running businesses on their experiences of Sydney traffic.  In their 2020 survey, it was found there were 3 main areas in Sydney causing congestion issues:  Sydney

Bike Riding When It’s Flooding

We’re in for a wet summer but with a few safety precautions, you can still keep bike riding. La Niña cycle Australia cycles through La Niña and El Niño periods which drives the hot and dry climates, but also the increased rainfall. Currently, the Bureau of Meteorology has declared that Australia is in a La Niña

Physical Activity Levels During COVID-19 Lockdown

In 2019 over 90% of Australians did some form of physical activity but did the COVID-19 pandemic affect this in 2020? Increase In Physical Activity When the majority of Australia went into various stages of lockdown, there was actually an increase in people being physically active from 33% in March to 42% in April. The

Another Successful Biketober

Biketober was back this October and it was the most successful year yet!   4,224 participants from 567 organisations rode 946,153 km. Importantly Biketober also shows the riders that they saved 24,130 kg in CO2. What an achievement!  Biketober is a great way for businesses to encourage their staff to ride bikes for transport, health and

Operation 44 is underway!

Operation 44 is underway! Mason is calling on you to lend a hand.  Mason was diagnosed with a very rare lung condition called Primary Ciliary Dyskensia (PCD) at the age of 3. Now, aged 5  Mason is planning Operation 44 to help raise funds for PCD Australia. About PCD His Mum, Julie told us that PCD

Look Back For Bikes

Any rider who has ridden on the road knows the danger posed by the opening of a car door. Bike Lanes Bicycle Lanes are dictated by a sign with a bike and LANE underneath. If a road shoulder has a painted bike but no Bike Lane sign then bike riders are not compelled to use

Cycle For Charity This November

With our event Spring Cycle being cancelled this year due to COVID-19, we wanted to know how we could continue to support our charity partner – Freedom Wheels.  They do great work in creating custom bikes for people with disabilities and for many of the children it’s the first time they have been able to

Shared Path to ANSTO is Open

Based in Lucas Heights, Australia’s Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) now has a new 1.2km shared path which connects ANSTO to the neighbouring suburb of Barden Ridge and onwards to the Sutherland Shire Cycling Network.   The new shared path is a great addition for ANSTO staff and local residents. With 53 staff members

What Has Bike Advocacy Done For Us?

Riders in some parts of NSW could be forgiven for tearing their hair out in frustration, but advocacy is working. Bicycle NSW works with individuals, groups and MP’s who share our concerns, and aim for outcomes that enhance the safety and amenity of communities.  When working on one project, we also strive to identify changes