Go Together or Go Away?

The concerning headlines over the past 24 hours send a message to many, that riding a bike is deadly, even though it’s more likely to improve your health than cause harm. One of the lead stories on the ABC showed footage of a close pass in Cairns, a rider who caught up with and challenged

We Need More Women and Children Riding Bikes

Bicycle NSW attended a workshop last Tuesday to discuss what’s needed to get to more people riding bikes, led by Women4Climate and supported by C40 Cities. The City of Sydney is one of the C40 cities committed to climate action to improve our health and environmental sustainability.  C40 produces a range of accessible resources for

Trishaws For Parramatta

Helping bring those with little mobility the feeling of fresh air on the face, that is what Cycling Without Age is about.  With its history in Denmark, Cycling Without Age now operates in 29 countries with over 2000 trishaws and more than 12000 volunteer pilots. Trishaws are modified e-bikes that allow a pilot to ride

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