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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

Cycling Without Age volunteers display the trishaw

Cycling Without Age in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic may have disrupted rides, but Cycling Without Age continues to provide inclusive opportunities. Bicycle NSW has been pleased to report on the successful expansion of the Cycling Without Age program, where volunteers pedal trishaws carrying people who are not able to cycle independently.  The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that for parts of

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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

20% New Riders In The City Of Sydney

The City of Sydney has released the results from their 2021 active transport survey with some exciting results for bike riders. New Infrastructure Since the COVID-19 Pandemic, the City of Sydney has opened a number of pop-up cycleways along with a new two-way cycleway along Saunders and Miller Streets in Pyrmont, completing a safe bike

Father’s Day Motivation

How’s Dad doing? Does he need cheering up or some extra motivation? For Dads who are used to the gym, playing sports, or heading out for a ride with friends, COVID-19 restrictions can be lonely.  Whilst riding alone or with one friend has been allowed, your Dad has probably ridden all the streets he can

COVID-19 Update: Positive News For Bike Riders

Across NSW we know the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped our lives, but we wanted to share some of the great work going on. Creating Safe Spaces For Bike Riding COVID-19 has been tough for everyone, but people across NSW have had the chance to ride their bikes more often.  Councils and park managers have seen

Parramatta Creating Priority Crossings For Bikes

Alfred Street in Harris Park will soon be one of the first in NSW to provide bike priority crossings around roundabouts, if the proposed upgrade is approved. About The Project  Identified in Transport for NSW’s Principle Bicycle Network and in the endorsed City of Parramatta Bike Plan, Alfred Street is a priority cycling route for

Economic Benefits Of Bike Riding

Investment into bike riding and bike infrastructure can see mass economic benefits for whole communities. Money From Just Cycling  Around the globe, countries are enjoying the economic benefits of people cycling. Every mile cycled in Copenhagen provides the equivalent of 41 cents in social benefits to the community, according to researchers.  Yet, every mile driven exacts

Bicycle NSW Volunteer Board

The Board of Bicycle NSW is an essential part of the Governance structure of Bicycle NSW.  Just as a traditional Board represents the shareholders of an organisation, the Board of Bicycle NSW represents the members of Bicycle NSW.  Each year, elections are held to determine which Bicycle NSW members will fill the positions vacated by members