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The Rise and Fall of Oxford Street

The Rise and Fall of Oxford Street

Oxford Street stretches eastward from Sydney’s CBD towards the coast. It has a depth of character unlike any major street or road across anywhere in Sydney. There is no place quite like Oxford Street. The evolving story of the strip is rich and fascinating. Bicycle NSW friend and BIKEast advocate Andrew Moss has delved into the distant

Rail trails encourage independent kids

Rail Trails Encourage Independent Kids

And resilient communities We have written about how rail trails support regional communities. They do so by connecting people and towns, and providing an income stream through tourism which builds economic resilience. Strong communities are better able to help each other during tough times and benefit from the good. As the Northern Rivers continue to

Another 3 years for the Moore Park Road cycleway!

Another 3 years for the Moore Park Road cycleway!

A stepping stone to improving Oxford Street for everyone At a packed Sydney Council meeting on 8 May, Bicycle NSW advocated for the Moore Park Road cycleway to be retained until 2026. It’s important for bike riders, but also for the future success of the Oxford Street urban renewal project. We are delighted that Councillors

North Ryde to CBD By E-Bike

North Ryde to CBD By E-Bike

By Graham Marshall I started to ride to work in the city on a casual basis when I first moved to North Ryde about ten years ago. I was encouraged by the excellent bike path along Epping Road which made it seem safe and a good way to get extra exercise. After a while, I

A fun e-bike-led revolution to tackle the cost of living and climate blues (Image credit: Better Streets Weekend)

Sydney’s Future is Electric

And it’s coming back clean! History comes in waves. As the City of Sydney’s electrification of transport strategy illustrates.  Even the name evokes the marvel of the Victorian industrial age. But now it’s driven by the climate emergency and powered by 100% renewables. So, from an environmental perspective, it’s great to see progress on a

This is not a cycleway.

Painted Bikes On Roads Do Not a Cycleway Make

Painted bikes on roads do not a cycleway make. City of Canada Bay Council’s claim that it plans to modify (and not remove) the section of new bicycle path at Heath Street, as reported in City Hub, is misleading. This is because it has chosen to include bike stencils on unprotected roads in its definition

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

A Safe Active Street in Perth, Western Australia (Source: West Australian Department of Transport)

Slowing Down to Stay Safe

If you see a bicycle rider going too fast on a shared path, tell them to slow down! This excellent video from Northern Beaches Council alerts different path users to their responsibility to share the path safely.  (Source: Northern Beaches Council).  For more information about issues with shared paths go to Shared paths –

As good as it gets! Read our submission in Heath Street Cycleway

Hands off Heath Street Cycleway!

The Heath Street Cycleway is about as good as a cycleway gets. Heath Street is a crucial link in a six-part East-West regional cycleway that connects Canada Bay in Sydney’s inner west with the western suburbs. The Heath Street section was enabled by $7 million from the NSW Government. In addition, it is part of

Councillor HY William Chan, Minister Rob Stokes, Alex Greenwich MP, Mayor Clover Moore, Adrian Boss OAM and Warren Salomon (Bike East) celebrate the reopening of College Street Cycleway (Photo: Great for Biz)

College St Cycleway is Back!

And businesses are begging for more The College Street Cycleway is back better than ever, which is great news for healthy, thriving streets. The cycleway was originally opened in 2010 and carried more than 2000 bike trips a day. But the previous NSW Roads Minister, Duncan Gay hated cycleways and ripped it out. Now, after