Trees For Health

Bicycle NSW is a member of the Western Sydney Diabetes Alliance and last week at the Leader’s Alliance meeting we learnt how greening and canopy cover can prevent diabetes. Western Sydney is a Type 2 Diabetes hotspot, and this disease affects 9.4% of the NSW population. Bike riding offers a way to increase physical activity

A Better Bike Detour For Rozelle

The Westconnex Rozelle Interchange project proposes changing connections between the inner west and central Sydney for thousands of people who walk and ride bikes. This is a complicated project and Bicycle NSW has devoted significant time to meetings, reviews and providing feedback.  The Lilyfield Road cycleway that runs through this area has one of the

Congestion Brewing

Laws are changing to ban bicycle riding in light rail corridors, but the failure to build a network of safe separated cycleways leaves everyone stuck. The way the light rail was constructed in Newcastle made it impossible for people riding bikes to cross tracks at a safe angle at the intersection of Pacific and Scott

Money Talks

People riding bikes in NSW pay large fines to be less safe riding bikes. Since the introduction of minimum passing laws in NSW, in March 2015, 107 infringement notices have been issued for close passes, at the current rate of $344 each.  Since 2015, 41 people have died and over 3,434 have been injured riding

45KM of New Cycle Network

As the largest inland city in NSW, Wagga Wagga is planning for their future. With a population expected to grow beyond 80,000 by 2036, Wagga Wagga established an integrated transport plan to help keep their city moving.  Recently, the 45km Levee Link, the first section of Wagga Wagga Commuter Cycle Network to be completed, was

Riding 60km This Movember

With one man dying every minute from suicide globally, help make a change this Movember.   Starting in 2003 as a joke to bring the mustache back, Movember has now raised $1.04 billion for men’s health with a particular focus on men’s mental health, prostate and testicular cancers. But what is Movember? Throughout the month of

NSW Bicycle Forum

NSW Bicycle Forum Report

Bicycle NSW held the inaugural NSW Bicycle  Forum on the 17th of October 2019. The main issues for people riding bikes were discussed by representatives of each of the major parties, Bicycle User Groups, Councils and stakeholders with an interest in bike riding.  Bicycle NSW facilitated a discussion of the issues and actions required based

Media Release: Bicycle NSW calls for a fair go for families

Bicycle NSW is calling on Transport for NSW to take immediate action to improve safety for people riding bikes following a crash that seriously injured a child in Sydney last Monday afternoon. A collision occurred near the intersection of Liverpool Street and Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills between a bus and a woman riding a bicycle

Pedalling Up The Numbers

With a third of City of Sydney residents walking or riding to work, things are changing for the better. In the 10 years since 2007, $11 million, on average, has been invested annually into building a safe bike riding network within the council area. King Street was opened in 2009, as the first separated cycleway

Holding Out For A Hero

ACT Police will be enforcing minimum passing with undercover police riding bicycles. For the first time in Australia, ACT Police will enforce safe passing of people riding bikes by motor vehicles using under-cover police riding bikes. Like NSW, drivers in the ACT are required to leave at least 1m when passing someone riding a bike