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A Safe Active Street in Perth, Western Australia (Source: City of Greater Geraldton)

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 connecting Canada Bay in Sydney’s inner west with the western suburbs. The Heath Street section was enabled by $7 million from the NSW Government, and it is part of the Parramatta

Members of the Sydney Cycle Sisters group participating in Heart Foundation Gear Up Girl event in 2016

Connecting Cycling and Women’s Safety

Safety means safe from gender and traffic-based violence  In 2015, Parramatta-based bicycle entrepreneur, Charlene Bordley, saw the need for an inclusive women’s bicycle group and found a way to combine her passion for bike riding and women’s safety. Starting with a core group of 10 mothers at Hilltop Road Public School, with support from Bicycle

Riders enjoy the Gears + Beers ride in the picturesque countryside around Wagga.

Road Safety, Rail Trails and Regional Resilience

Despite the challenges of distance, heat and speeding traffic, regional NSW has some spectacular opportunities for bike riding. Riders enjoy the Gears + Beers ride in the picturesque countryside around Wagga. All routes lead to a craft beer festival. Gears + Beers is fast becoming a must do event for cyclists who like quality beer

Western Distributor proposal

Western Distributor Proposal Out of Step With 21st Century Planning

Bicycle NSW joins the City of Sydney and pedestrian advocacy group WalkSydney in objecting to the unexpected proposal to ‘upgrade’ the Western Distributor The project involves: constructing a new on-ramp from Fig Street to the Western Distributor increasing the number of traffic lanes on Allen Street from 3 to 4 lanes and removing parking removing

Uniform police cyclists and undercover police cyclist (photo: iStock)

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

Sydney Central Precinct model, viewed from the east, showing the buildings that will sit on the Over Station Deck and 3 new bridges crossing the rail corridor: at Cleveland St, Prince Alfred Park and Devonshire St (Source: Bicycle NSW photograph of model by City of Sydney)

Central Precinct May Not Roll Out the Red Carpet to Bikes!

Transport for NSW has recently exhibited ambitious plans to transform underutilised land north of Central Station into a mixed-use precinct anchored by a world-class transport interchange and new public spaces. The redevelopment of the area aligns with the City of Sydney’s long term strategic planning. The railway corridor from Central to Eveleigh has now been earmarked

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

The Good Bollard

The Good Bollard

We’ve written about bad bollards creating havoc on cycleways. You may have run into one. Generally, bollards are not prescribed for cycleways except to prevent traffic intrusion, and even then, there should be ample space to allow, for example, a double pram or mobility scooter through without obstruction. Bollards as traffic calming, however, such as