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A tangle of overpasses already blights the delicate urban fabric of Pyrmont.

Motorway Mangles Pyrmont

Bicycle NSW, City of Sydney and Walk Sydney urge the NSW Government to press ‘pause’ on plans to expand the capacity of the Western Distributor A tangle of overpasses already blights the delicate urban fabric of Pyrmont. The Western Distributor ‘improvements’ project will further expand the motorway capacity. (Image: Poyt on Flickr) Sydney has come

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

Western Distributor

Strategic Modelling: Helpful or Harmful?

A transport model is a tool for assessing the likely impacts on travel demand caused by changes in the transport network, demographics or land use.Modelling uses mathematical relationships to represent the numerous complex decisions people make about travel to predict the future. But the models are extremely opaque and often criticised – particularly when used

From Rockdale to Circular Quay Map

From Rockdale to Circular Quay

The best commute! As all Bicycle NSW friends and Members know, using a bike to get to work has a multitude of benefits.  It’s healthy, and cheap, and reliable, and – of course – fun. What’s more, a bike commute can take the scenic route and show off the best corners of the city.  So

beautiful Bega Shire countryside

Overwhelming Support for South Coast Shared Path

Community pressure to complete an off-road walking and cycling route from Bega to Tathra has ramped up! An ePetition to fund the Kalaru to Bega section is now open for signatures on the NSW Parliament’s website. Bicycle User Group Bega Tathra Safe Ride has spearheaded the #GoAllTheWay campaign to continue the Tathra to Kalaru path

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

Shared path surrounded by trees

New Shared Path Linking Toukley to The Entrance

Construction is underway for the final stage of the Magenta Shared Pathway linking The Entrance with Toukley. This includes a 3.7km, 3 metre-wide shared path running adjacent to Wilfred Barret Drive and the Wyrrabalong National Park. This will join The Entrance in the south with Toukley to the north. It will then complete the 47.5

The Greater Sydney Bike Trail

The Greater Sydney Bike Trail

A fantastic challenge! Looking for a spring cycling adventure close to home? Check out the 230km Greater Sydney Bike Trail from After spending a couple of years learning all the shared paths in Sydney, Garry Robinson, the founder of, was soaking up bike culture at every opportunity. “One evening I listened to some

Greenways for a Healthy City

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.” These are the wise words of environmentalist and philosopher John Muir who campaigned to establish Yosemite National Park in the 1890s. More than a century later, over

The bike wars media beat-up

The Bike Wars Media Beat-Up

There must be more to hating the Oxford Street cycleway than meets the eye! The commercial press has framed the Oxford Street urban renewal plan as a ‘bike war’. But like the Sydney Harbour Bridge Ramp, it’s just another sad NIMBY beat-up fuelled by a pocketful of bike-hating boomers. And opportunist politicians on winter break.