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A Bright Idea: Bike Rider Visibility

Current Road Safety advice is for people riding bikes to wear ‘bright, light or reflective clothing’ to increase the chances that drivers will see them.  But does this work? Sorry I Didn’t See You SMIDSY, the acronym for ‘Sorry Mate I Didn’t see You’, is a common experience for people who ride bikes on the

Shaping a Better Life on Two Wheels

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report on Pedal cyclist deaths and hospitalisations[i], when read together with the Sport Australia AusPlay Survey results, shows more can be done to make riding safer. The AIHW Report compares the national rates of deaths and injury for the 17 years from mid 1999 to mid 2016.

Cycling Into Better Health

On World Health Day, let us reflect on the many health benefits that bike riding offers. People who commute to work by bike have a 52% lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and 40% lower risk of dying from cancer, than people who drive or take public transport.  Considering that only 9% using bike

International Women’s Day 2019

As we celebrate International Women’s Day there’s also space for reflection. Weekly participation for bike riding in NSW fell from 17.5% in 2015 to 12.5% in 2017, the lowest of any state, and just 26% of these riders were female. Only 7% of women use a bike for regular transport. We know that the barrier

NSW Air Quality

Across NSW  dust, bushfires, pollen, the fossil fuel industry and motor vehicles all contribute to air pollution, but in Sydney motor vehicles contribute the lion’s share of emissions impacting our health. There are clear links between traffic pollution and cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and cancer and it can affect reproductive, urological and neurological systems. Vehicles

Recycling Bikes in NSW

Do you have an old bike sitting in your garage or shed that you no longer use? Below is a list of where you can recycle your bike and help the community. This information is current as of 29/10/21. We recommend confirming opening hours directly with organisations and whether they are accepting bike donations. Western

Bike Riding Supports Local Business

Riding home after a long day at work, would you be more likely to grab a few last minute dinner items at your local shop, or head to the closest shopping centre? International research, suggests the former. In London, bike riders and pedestrians are 40% more likely to spend money in local shops than car

Reducing Speed Limits

Recent speed limit reductions in parts of Melbourne and Brisbane are expected to improve community safety and well-being.   Brisbane City Council will reduce the speed limit to 40km/h around dozens of suburban shopping and dining precincts. While in Collingwood and Fitzroy in Melbourne, the speed limit will drop to 30km/h. Bicycle NSW supports decreasing

Children’s Inactivity Levels

Children need at least one hour of physical activity each and every day for good health. However, currently 71% of children are insufficiently active to achieve this. With most children living within 2 kilometres of their school gate, walking or bike riding is an easy way for children to increase their activity levels and achieve

Spring Cycle Is Back for 2022

Bicycle NSW is excited to announce that Spring Cycle is back for 2022! Save the date Sunday, 16 October in your diaries! About Spring Cycle Spring Cycle is the only event that closes lanes of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and dedicates that space to bike riders. By providing a safe place to ride, we see