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Understanding the Heavy Vehicle National Law Review

Last Thursday evening representatives of Bicycle NSW and the Newcastle Cycleways Movement attended the National Road Transport Association meeting at Gilbert & Roach in Hexham, to better understand the issues behind the Heavy Vehicle National Law Review. Bicycle NSW has encouraged bike riders, pedestrians, motorbike riders and horse riders to contribute to the Heavy Vehicle

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

Safer Heavy Vehicles For Everyone

Bicycle NSW has launched a campaign calling for improved heavy vehicle safety standards to benefit all vulnerable road users. This follows the deaths of a male rider in Sutton in February,  a female rider in March in Newcastle a female rider following a crash in March in Camperdown, and the deaths of a male pedestrian

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

Handling the Heat When Bike Riding

Bike riding can beat sticky journeys by car or on public transport if you take care of yourself. UV Index For Sun Warnings The Cancer Council NSW has a handy widget that tells you what the UV index is and provides advice on the times of day you need sunscreen. To reduce your risk of

Transport For Better Aging

The NSW Government has drafted a transport plan designed to address mobility needs as people age as part of the Future Transport 2056 framework.   Bicycle NSW is pleased to see government planning for more inclusive transport and has made a submission calling for safe, separated infrastructure of a quality that makes bike riding accessible for

Bikes Enabling Movement

Building infrastructure and improving accessibility for bike riders can improve inclusion for people with disabilities and their families. Carrying a bike up stairs to access a cycleway, or to connect a rail journey is difficult for some riders, impossible for others and creates a manual handling risk.  Stairs are a barrier for people with disabilities

Bicycles Bring Healthcare Into Reach

Bicycles transform the way many people travel, and save lives. On average a bike can do three times the speed of a pedestrian.   In countries around, like Zambia, where walking is the primary mode of transport, a bike is life changing.  Bikes enable more children to get to school, put food and clean water

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

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