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E-bikes make riding for transport accessible, convenient and fun (Credit: Lug + Carrie)

Tasmania Takes the Lead on E-Bike Subsidies

The hope is that other states will follow E-bikes make riding for transport accessible, convenient and fun (Credit: Lug + Carrie) Over the next two years Tasmanians will be offered $1.2 million dollars in incentives to buy e-bikes, e-scooters, and e-vehicles. This is part of the Tasmanian Government’s Climate Change Action Plan. Options for delivering

Peter McLean looks forward to a dedicated cycleway along Oxford St East

NSW Budget 22-23 Rundown

Peter McLean CEO Bicycle NSW 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. Government also honoured their modest election commitment of a second $60 million tranche for active travel. This corresponds with previous governments’

Dear truck and van driver

Dear Truck and Van Driver,

Thank you for working hard to drive safely We get that this is a stressful job, particularly in heavily populated areas with pedestrians, bike riders and motorists. Not everyone looks out for you or understands how tough it is to see and stop in time. But you’re looking out for everyone and everything all the

The problem with Local Traffic Committees

The Problem with Local Traffic Committees

And the fix Active transport advocates have long been frustrated by the slow machinations of traffic where even small changes to streets to improve conditions for walking and cycling face inexplicable red tape. Projects are delayed and cancelled while seeking compliance with documents drafted decades ago. Indeed, many street design standards are no longer appropriate

The weight we share

The Weight We Share

The massive cost of autobesity Lack of emissions standards and generous tax perks make Australia the dumping ground for bloated, inefficient vehicles Last year 76% of car sales comprised SUVs, utilities and light commercial vehicles – up 45% from the previous decade. According to Peter Mclean, Bicycle NSW CEO,  domestic car-bloat presents massive safety and

Fund active transport for our children's sake

Fund Active Transport For Our Children’s Sake

Bicycle NSW and Better Streets have collaborated to push the NSW Labor Government to fund transformational change to our transport system. Our letter to the Premier is here Please amplify our call to action by writing to your elected politicians. Let them know that it will take 320 years to achieve healthy, equitable streets at

Enough is enough!

Enough is Enough!

Fund better streets now. Not in 320 years Dear Member of Parliament, The Collaroy tragedy is a reminder of the dire state of road safety and lack of decent infrastructure. Not only in your electorate but throughout NSW. When you reflect upon the terrible numbers, and the impact upon kids, our roads are worse than war

How to clean up bike share

How to Clean Up Bike Share

And make it work for everyone Dear Bicycle NSW friend, You’ve absolutely nailed the problem with share-bikes being discarded or left thoughtlessly around the streets. Indeed, your safety concerns, especially for the elderly and people with disabilities, are valid. Could be so much better: Share bikes randomly left on footpaths are a poor advertisement to an

Pedestrians are fed up with begging

Pedestrians Are Fed Up With Begging

Bicycle riders and pedestrians are done – so very done – with having to wait forever. The beg button is a joke and the joke is on us. Jan Gehl, the esteemed Danish urbanist who inspired City of Sydney to turn around decades of car-first planning, wrote in his 2007 Public Spaces Public Life Study:

Blacktown’s good bones marred by bollards

Blacktown’s Good Bones Marred by Bollards

Dan Sobkowski is a young father who bikes for transport with his family in and around Blacktown. Dan’s observations on how difficult it can be to get around outside a car are compiled on his excellent Instagram account Copenhagenize Blacktown Bicycle NSW is delighted to meet a new ally for Better Streets and human-friendly infrastructure