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Warringah Freeway Fails People and Environment

People and environment not ‘in scope’ The gradual expansion of the Warringah Expressway over the last 70 years embodies the misguided mantra of generations of politicians: “Just one more lane will fix it.” The lower north shore is now bisected by one of the world’s widest urban road corridors. The Warringah Freeway stretches to an

Byron Shire fills rail trail’s missing link

Byron Shire Fills Rail Trail’s Missing Link

A new era dawns as Byron Bay joins the Northern Rivers Rail Trail In a landmark decision, Byron Shire Council has moved a step closer to realizing a long-anticipated rail trail project. This will lead to connected communities, promote outdoor recreation and unlock massive economic potential through eco-tourism. After four years investigating the feasibility of

small child standing in front of super sized ute

Supersizing Parking

for supersized cars is mad Let Standards Australia know that this is a really bad idea! Standards Australia is considering increasing the length of off-street car parking spaces from 5.4 m to 5.6 m to accommodate oversized vehicles. At first glance, this may seem relatively inoffensive. But enlarging parking spaces would be highly irresponsible on

Lug + Carrie Tern e-cargo bike, with a Zoomo e-bike and a heavy-duty custom-built trailer in the background

Parcelrun Glides Through Delivery Gridlock

Sydney’s e-cargo bike delivery trial has launched! And riders in bright yellow hoodies on e-cargo bikes are proving an important point. Namely, that for short distances (5km or less) micromobility outperforms larger trucks and vans in delivering lighter loads. In fact, in the first week, Ben from Parcelrun delivered 18 parcels in an hour! This

Wollongong’s E-Scooter Trial is Serious Fun

Since the launch of the Wollongong trial on 26 September, Neuron’s orange e-scooters have been widely embraced. There have been 12,000 trips taken and 28,000 kilometres travelled in just one week! Wollongong City Council is supporting a 12-month trial. The Neuron e-scooters will be permitted to be hired and ridden by riders 16 years and over

Peter McLean looks forward to a dedicated cycleway along Oxford St East

NSW Budget 23-24 Rundown

Peter McLean, Bicycle NSW CEO The NSW Government was under significant pressure to deliver a thrifty budget. On that measure it’s a relief to see a continuation of ongoing major active travel infrastructure projects. Labor also honoured its modest election commitment of a second $60 million tranche for active travel. This corresponds with the previous

What is Parcelrun?

What is Parcelrun?

And why we are so excited by this startup! Online home deliveries surged during the pandemic – as did the number of vans and trucks on our streets.   Around the world, e-cargo bikes and other forms of micromobility were embraced by delivery companies, demonstrating a much more efficient way of moving goods in congested cities.

The bike wars media beat-up

The Bike Wars Media Beat-Up

There must be more to hating the Oxford Street cycleway than meets the eye! The commercial press has framed the Oxford Street urban renewal plan as a ‘bike war’. But like the Sydney Harbour Bridge Ramp, it’s just another sad NIMBY beat-up fuelled by a pocketful of bike-hating boomers. And opportunist politicians on winter break.

How to clean up bike share

How to Clean Up Bike Share

And make it work for everyone Dear Bicycle NSW friend, You’ve absolutely nailed the problem with share-bikes being discarded or left thoughtlessly around the streets. Indeed, your safety concerns, especially for the elderly and people with disabilities, are valid. Could be so much better: Share bikes randomly left on footpaths are a poor advertisement to an

Pedestrians are fed up with begging

Pedestrians Are Fed Up With Begging

Bicycle riders and pedestrians are done – so very done – with having to wait forever. The beg button is a joke and the joke is on us. Jan Gehl, the esteemed Danish urbanist who inspired City of Sydney to turn around decades of car-first planning, wrote in his 2007 Public Spaces Public Life Study: