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Mass Increase In Bike Riders During COVID-19

New data shows that bike riding across NSW thrived throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  Last year, during COVID-19 restrictions, when gyms closed and team sports stopped, many people (re)discovered bike riding. Riders of all kinds jumped on their bikes to explore their local area and also enjoy cycling tours across the state. City of Sydney  The

A Tale of Two Sydneys

On the same day the work of two Councils on safe cycling couldn’t have been more different. On Monday afternoon Bicycle NSW attended two very different meetings. North Sydney  At the first, residents and the Mayor of North Sydney Council spoke against plans for a cycleway ramp to enable more inclusive access for riders trying

Tamworth’s Growing Active Transport Network

Tamworth Regional Council is planning to double their active transport trips by 2031. About Tamworth  The number of daily vehicle trips within Tamworth is expected to rise by 70 per cent over the next decade, due to increasing population and tourism.  Current predictions are that over the next decade, the population will increase to 100,000

parkun Helping People Get Active

Here at Bicycle NSW, we love parkrun! This is because it has encouraged thousands of people worldwide to be more physically active. About parkrun   Invented in the UK back in 2004, parkrun is a free, weekly, community 5km walk/run. It’s all about encouraging people to get out and be active no matter if you

Right of Way At Crossings

We brought you news of Alex Greenwich MP’s efforts to have rule 74 changed to make roads safer for bike riders, and now we have the response. What is rule 74?  The NSW Road Rule 74 does not provide for bicycle path users crossing a road to have the “right of way” over traffic in

Goulburn Pop-Up Cycleway To Be Removed

Bicycle NSW was thrilled to see pop-up cycleways being built across NSW last year as a way to encourage more people to utilise bikes through the COVID-19 pandemic.  The regional city of Goulburn was even set to get their very own. Transport for NSW wanted to ensure that all across NSW, bike riders were benefitting

Bikes on Trains

 NSW TrainLink has been the ‘flat tyre’ for bike riders trying to travel around NSW for years now.  Current Issues With Bikes On Trains Currently riders are required to disassemble their bike in order to load them in boxes for transport. Many bikes don’t even fit in the boxes including cargo, tandem, etc.  The bike

We Need Safer Roads: Speak Up Now

It’s time to speak up in order to make our road environment safer! The 2026 Road Safety Action Plan is currently open for feedback and we need you to share how the road environment can be improved to make it safer for you.  We really need your feedback to ensure our roads do not remain

Construction Started For Fernleigh Awabakal Shared Track

Adamstown and Murrays Beach, in the central coast, will soon be connected via a 27km shared path, thanks to the work of Lake Macquarie Council. About The Project  The council has started construction of the 1.6km of a 3m-wide shared pathway from Awabakal Avenue at Blacksmiths to Hilda Street at Belmont South. This crucial connection

Speak Up For Safer Roads

The NSW Government is preparing a new road safety strategy, and we want to ensure your needs are included. Total Road Fatality  The 2012-2021 Road Safety Plan for NSW set a “..State Priority Target to reduce road fatalities by 30% by 2021 (from 2008–10 levels).”  So how did it perform? The total average fatality rate