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Sydney Gateway Project Update

Bicycle NSW has worked closely with Bicycle User Groups (BUGs) and Councils over many years to ensure that the huge Sydney Gateway Project, which creates a new motorway connecting Westconnex at St Peters Interchange with the two terminals at Sydney Airport, delivers really positive outcomes for active transport. The advocacy efforts of the cycling community

City of Ryde Green Links Seeking Feedback

The City of Ryde is currently seeking community input to create a Masterplan for three new active transport corridors, known as ‘Green Links’. Source: City of Ryde The Green Links will create new cycling connections, and extend existing ones, to complete critical missing links between: Macquarie Park to West Ryde/Meadowbank and onwards to Parramatta, Rhodes

Increased funding for NSW bicycle infrastructure

In November, Bicycle NSW had the chance to meet with Rob Stokes MP, the then-new Transport Minister for NSW. As a change of Minister can often bring new ideas, perspectives and priorities to their portfolio, Bicycle NSW took the opportunity to make a few key suggestions to the Minister. Among these were that the government

Sydney Harbour Bridge Cycleway Ramp Update

Last Monday, the NSW government revealed three potential designs for a new bike ramp on the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and is asking for feedback. Three potential designs for a new bike ramp on the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Despite being used by over two thousand cyclists a day,

Ride to vote

Travel to your local polling place can become an opportunity at the Council elections this week, to show candidates how important bike riding is to you. A third of Australians don’t get enough exercise to stay healthy, and incorporating a 15 minute bike commute could alleviate this problem. What better way to try this out

Bike Riding Up By 9% in 2021

After years of declining bike riding participation numbers, 2021 has proven to be a year of change with an increase of 9% across Australia.   About The Survey The Cycling Participation Survey is a bi-annual report that shows cycling trends across Australia. In 2021, they added walking into the survey in order to gather more

Saunder and Miller Sts Cycleway

20% New Riders In The City Of Sydney

The City of Sydney has released the results from their 2021 active transport survey with some exciting results for bike riders. New Infrastructure Since the COVID-19 Pandemic, the City of Sydney has opened a number of pop-up cycleways along with a new two-way cycleway along Saunders and Miller Streets in Pyrmont, completing a safe bike

Rethinking Paint to Increase Bike Riding

Bayside Council has recently opened new bike lanes connecting Rocky Point Road in Sans Souci to Dolls Point Beach. This comes just one year after elected councillors decided to reject excellent plans by council staff, and Transport for NSW funding for a pop-up cycleway in the same area. New Sans Souci Cycleway. Photo Credit: Bayside

Regional Cycling Safety

All too often bike infrastructure planning in NSW focuses on cities and urban riders, but rural and regional cycling needs attention too. Issues For Regional Bike Riders The roads connecting many homes and towns may be relatively narrow, have unsealed shoulders, no lighting, potholes, be regularly littered with fallen branches or other debris, have higher

Parramatta Creating Priority Crossings For Bikes

Alfred Street in Harris Park will soon be one of the first in NSW to provide bike priority crossings around roundabouts, if the proposed upgrade is approved. About The Project  Identified in Transport for NSW’s Principle Bicycle Network and in the endorsed City of Parramatta Bike Plan, Alfred Street is a priority cycling route for