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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

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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

Economic Benefits Of Bike Riding

Investment into bike riding and bike infrastructure can see mass economic benefits for whole communities. Money From Just Cycling  Around the globe, countries are enjoying the economic benefits of people cycling. Every mile cycled in Copenhagen provides the equivalent of 41 cents in social benefits to the community, according to researchers.  Yet, every mile driven exacts

History Repeating For Bike Riders

On many levels bike riders can feel like history is repeating itself as another round of plans and riding conditions give a sense of déjà vu. “Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it,” said Winston Churchill in 1948.  Reviewing and filing old resources, it’s clear why people needing bike infrastructure

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

More Problems and Fewer Resources for Councils

Most of the roads in NSW are controlled by Councils, but plans to accelerate development, whilst reducing their budgets, and pushing greater responsibility for road safety onto them, are bad news for bike riders. Council Resources  Many NSW Councils have lots of roads to maintain, demands to increase active transport infrastructure, and modest budgets to

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