Join Bicycle NSW for comprehensive insurance and advocacy.Join Us Today
Should we ban e-bikes in apartments?

Should We Ban E-Bikes in Apartments?

Stories of spectacular fires caused by lithium-ion batteries have sparked fears about the safety of these batteries and the gadgets they power. And of course, this includes e-bikes and other e-mobility devices. As our recent article Why is there an e-bike in my shower? highlighted, e-bikes are very popular with people living in apartments. Of

donated kids bikes on their way to schools in bushfire affected parts of Victoria

Revolve ReCYCLING: Rebuilding Bikes and Lives

How Revolve continues to evolve Revolve ReCYCLING has been diverting old bikes from landfill and giving them new life since 2021. The social enterprise has been successfully stimulating a market for redeployed bikes, providing people with high-quality, safe and affordable bicycles, creating jobs for people with disadvantaged backgrounds and encouraging biking and active transport. It’s

Three Roads to affordable housing and better transport

Three Roads to Affordable Housing and Better Transport

There’s a golden opportunity along three of Australia’s oldest roads  Parramatta Road is Australia’s ugliest, noisiest, dirtiest road. Half of the businesses along it are empty soot-caked shells. Its life has been sucked dry by 70 years of planning for cars. However, it’s also Australia’s first road with an amazing heritage, still visible under all

New lanes and an elevated bus viaduct

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.