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Breathing life into Parramatta Road

Breathing Life into Parramatta Road

Parramatta Road is no longer a road. It’s a stroad! What’s a stroad? A stroad is best described by what it isn’t. Neither a street nor a road.  Roads convey people and goods from one place to another, and the primary goal is efficiency of movement. Streets are places to be – to live, to

Canada Bay Council declares best practice bicycle infrastructure ‘unsafe’ (Image: Bicycle NSW)

Council Culture Favours Cars

City of Canada Bay Council to remove the Heath St Cycleway Canada Bay Council declares best practice bicycle infrastructure ‘unsafe’ (Image: Bicycle NSW)  For no good reason  You may have read that, as cycleways go, Heath Street Cycleway is top notch. However, on Tuesday 28 March, City of Canada Bay Council (CCBC) voted to have

Where’s the shoulder? Photo credit, Drive Magazine

How To Make a Metre Matter Again

One metre still matters but awareness and enforcement of Minimum Passing Distance legislation has stalled. Where’s the shoulder? Photo credit, Drive Magazine Minimum Passing Distance legislation (MPD) states that drivers must give bicycle riders at least one metre space in 60 km/h zones and 1.5 metres above 60km/h. But we know this isn’t happening. The

Bewildered: Battling the Bathurst Bullet Blues

Boxing Bikes is Bad for The Bush

Regions urge TrainLink to go multimodal Boxing bikes is just bad for the bush! You’ve saved up and bought an e-bike and you’re set to go on your first eco-tour of Bathurst and the New England Tablelands. Or the Elvis Parkes Festival. The pubs and B&Bs are booked and the locals, respectfully avoiding the term

Sydney Harbour Bridge Northern Access Steps (Image: Wolter Peters)

Ramp to Sidestep 55 Steps is One Step Closer!

Bicycle NSW is extremely pleased that a majority of councillors at North Sydney Council decided to give consent to Transport for NSW to progress the development of the Sydney Harbour Bridge Cycleway northern access ramp. The linear ramp will provide a safe and accessible alternative to hauling your bike up 55 steps to reach the

Katy Freeway in Texas

Transurban Reaps Congestion Bonanza

Congestion is a hassle draining our time, will to live and accelerating global warming. But for Transurban, it’s a licence to print money.  In the last financial half year, Transurban recorded monster profits on the back of record traffic and inflation. Outgoing CEO Scott Charlton beamed, “We have seen record traffic in Brisbane, as well

Fabulous space for active transport on the Goods Line in Sydney

The First NSW Active Transport Strategy

As any bike rider knows, the best way to connect with Country is by walking and cycling on it.  We make around 1.5 billion walking and bike riding trips every year across NSW.  However, far more trips happen in private vehicles and the negative outcomes are very familiar – air pollution, congestion, poor health, inactivity,

Plenty of space for active running and cycling image transport is promised on the new bridge linking Wentworth Point to Melrose Park (Image: Transport for NSW)

Extending Parramatta Light Rail to the Olympic Peninsula

Stage One of the Parramatta Light Rail is getting close to the finish line.  It has been a painful and disruptive process – including for bike riders – but installation of the 16 stops is underway, the first trams have arrived from the factory and passenger services are due to start in 2024. The plans

ASPECT Studio’s award-winning design Sydney Harbour Bridge Ramp

The Ramp Will Be a Game-Changer

But get your submissions in now! The Sydney Harbour Bridge northern access ramp Review of Environmental Factors (REF) is out. It’s overwhelmingly positive and marks an exciting step forward for a long-overdue project. As set out in the Bicycle NSW submission, the ramp will transform active transport in Australia’s most populous city.  Your submissions will

An artist’s impression of the new Rozelle Parklands, looking east towards the Anzac Bridge (Image: TfNSW)

A Look at Progress in Rozelle

The Bicycle NSW advocacy team joined up with Inner West bike advocates for a tour of the Rozelle Interchange project site.  Guided by members of the John Holland project team, we explored the edges of the mammoth construction site and gained some interesting insights into the future active transport connections. The project to deliver the