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A Focus on Local Riding

Bicycle NSW’s newest team member, Sarah Bickford, is helping improve cycling through local government submissions. Most of the roads, parks and paths you need to travel on in NSW are controlled by local government.  Until recently our team lacked the resources to respond to the many plans and proposals put forward at this level, reducing

Great News for the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains Cycle Safety Forum has been hard at work, and thanks to this BUG, bike riders can look forward to a better ride. Fixing the Great Western Highway for riders Bicycle NSW lent a hand, and the Blue Mountains Cycle Safety Forum (BMCSF) campaign has led to Transport for NSW (TfNSW) securing $2M

Making Gladesville Bridge Accessible For Riders

Hunters Hill Council have released the final report for their bike plan outlining some of the issues riders face in their area, including access to the Gladesville Bridge. Access Issue To The Gladesville Bridge  Currently the junction between Victoria Road and Burns Bay Road that leads to the Gladesville Bridge is indirect and confusing. It

Solving Cycling Safety Issues

The NSW Government knows how to solve cycling safety issues and get more people riding, now it’s time for the back-pedalling to stop. Promises Aren’t The Same As A Final Product Bicycle NSW regularly shares announcements of funding, new infrastructure, and new government policy, anticipating positive change for riders in NSW.  Unfortunately announcing pop-up cycleways

It’s A Go For The New England Rail Trail

Stage 1 of the New England Rail Trail is (almost) a go after recently receiving nearly $9 million in funding.  Currently the major hold up is that an act of NSW parliament is required to close the rail corridor and transfer ownership from Transport NSW to Crown Lands. About the New England Rail Trail  The

Making Parramatta Park More Bike Friendly

New upgrades to Parramatta Park will see the majority of vehicles removed from within the Park’s core in order to provide more space for people to safely walk and cycle, and reduce conflict between different modes of transport. Proposed Upgrade The proposed upgrade, called the “People’s Loop” will remove cars from much of the existing

Glenbrook Tunnel To Open For Cycling

Glenbrook Tunnel has been the missing safe connection for bike riders between Penrith and the Blue Mountains for decades, shortly it will be opened to the public. Funding Announcement  Stuart Ayres, MP for Penrith, announced last week that $2.5 million has been allocated to prepare Lapstone Hill Tunnel at Glenbrook to be used for recreational

Over 130km of New Mountain Bike Trails Destined For NSW

More mountain bike trails are on the way across NSW after a number of projects successfully secured funding from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, including  Narooma, Eden and Taree. Funding  When the fires hit NSW in 2019/2020 it was devastating with many lives and communities impacted. The Australian and NSW governments co-funded a $4.5

Batlow – Tumut Rail Trail Feasibility Study

The 32km rail line between Batlow and Tumut sits unused but a local group has an idea to change that. Batlow-Tumut Rail Trail Association wants this rail corridor to be turned into a rail trail in order to increase tourism and provide safe off road alternatives for physical activity.  After seeing the success of the