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Driver Engagement, Education and Enforcement Key to Cyclist Safety

In May 2018, after a two year trial, the Minimum Passing Distance became permanent law in NSW  which means, our most vulnerable road users are offered the protection of a buffer during passing.  Australian cycling organisations including Bicycle NSW unanimously called for all states to carry out enforcement campaigns. The aim is driver education and

Liz Hirst, Bradley Birnie and Elisha Pearce of Transport for NSW with Michael Bishop and Francis O’Neill, Bicycle NSW Head of Advocacy (Image: Bicycle NSW)

Sydney Gateway Progress and Hurdles

The advocacy team at Bicycle NSW attended a site walk with Transport for NSW Sydney Gateway team and Michael Bishop, Policy Director for the Minister for Active Transport, Rob Stokes. Liz Hirst, Bradley Birnie and Elisha Pearce of Transport for NSW with Michael Bishop and Francis O’Neill, Bicycle NSW Head of Advocacy (Image: Bicycle NSW)

Bikes On Buses and Trains for Multi-Modal Magic

Daily car trips (especially under 5 km) are unsustainable in so many ways Traffic congestion currently costs the Australian economy over $19.1 billion annually and is predicted to skyrocket to $36.9 billion by 2036. For many of us already faced with rising cost of living pressures, owning one car (let alone two) is becoming unfeasible.

Bicycle NSW recently toured the areas of concern and sites of opportunity along the Warringah Freeway corridor

Will the Warringah Freeway Upgrade improve riding and walking?

The short answer is we still don’t know, and that has us worried. Given the Warringah Freeway Upgrade (WFU) is a $1.18 billion project, and preliminary construction is underway, one would assume that there are excellent plans to leverage the investment to deliver amazing new facilities for walking and cycling. Condition E195 of the planning

The existing M7 corridor has a wide median that was intended for future dedicated public transport lanes (Source: TfNSW)

M7 Proposals Alarm Bicycle NSW and Blacktown Council

Toll giant Transurban has submitted an unsolicited proposal to the NSW Government to widen the Westlink M7 for 26km between the M5 interchange and Richmond Road. An extra lane each way will be constructed within the existing median.  Blacktown Council has strongly opposed the current plans.  Council fully agrees with our concerns that a wider

A shared path located largely in the rail corridor was promised by NSW Government in 2015. The plans are now completely different! (Source: Sutherland Shire Council)

Calling for a Safe Path Linking Sutherland to Cronulla

Transport for NSW is progressing its plans for Stage 2 of the Sutherland to Cronulla Active Transport Link (SCATL) to be located on streets outside the rail corridor.  Bicycle NSW is very concerned that optimal routes continue to be overlooked.  The current ‘preferred alignment’ risks creating infrastructure that is dangerous and falls well short of

Visitors trialling e-scooters

NSW E-Scooter Trial Safety and Rules

Have you been thinking of getting in on some e-scooter action, but are unsure of the Do’s and Don’ts of all things e-scooting? Then maybe – take time to read over the rules and e-scooter rider etiquette of the current NSW e-scooter trials below. You might be grateful and it could also save you fines

Monaro Rail Trail

Eden To Monaro Is Good To GO!

The successful passage of the Transport Administration Amendment (Rail Trails) Bill 2022 in the NSW Lower House has opened the door to the development of rail trails.  This means rail trails, an international movement responsible for massive boosts to regional businesses, tourism, health and resilience in every other state, can now happen in NSW. Grateful

Rail Trails Bill Passed

MEDIA RELEASE: The Rail Trails Bill Has Been Passed

Bicycle NSW is extremely grateful to all involved in the passing of the Transport Administration Amendment (Rail Trails) Bill 2022. As the peak bicycle advocacy group in NSW for over forty-five years with over 30 affiliated local Bicycle User Groups, “We are committed to ‘make NSW better for all bicycle riders’ from ages 8- 80

Rail Trails Bill Passed

Rail Trails Need Your Help Urgently!

Did you know that NSW has approximately 2,000km of abandoned railway lines yet only 146 km of rail trails? Recently the NSW government has taken 3 important actions toward the faster development of rail trails. Tumbarumba report: Publication of the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail report, showing positive outcomes on practically all measures. NSW Framework: