Cycling Into Better Health

On World Health Day, let us reflect on the many health benefits that bike riding offers. People who commute to work by bike have a 52% lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and 40% lower risk of dying from cancer, than people who drive or take public transport.  Considering that only 9% using bike

Riding With The Local BUG

Recently the Western Sydney Cycle Network were planning their annual weekend away. Canberra had been their destination of choice for 4 years and they wanted a change. In March, 25 Members along with their partners headed to Norah Head on the NSW Central Coast, specifically to access both Lake Munmorah and Lake Budgewoi. They pull

Safer Heavy Vehicles For Everyone

Bicycle NSW has launched a campaign calling for improved heavy vehicle safety standards to benefit all vulnerable road users. This follows the deaths of a male rider in Sutton in February,  a female rider in March in Newcastle a female rider following a crash in March in Camperdown, and the deaths of a male pedestrian

Media Release: Camperdown Cyclist Fatality

Bicycle NSW wishes to convey its condolences to the family and friends of the 21-year-old woman who has died in hospital following a truck colliding with her as she rode her bike last Thursday 28 March. The collision occurred at the intersection of Parramatta Road and Western Avenue, Camperdown, and in spite of the best

Australians Deserve Safer Heavy Vehicles

Too many people are dying or being seriously injured in crashes involving heavy vehicles.  Heavy vehicles can be made safer for people walking and riding bikes, and you can help make this change. According to the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities, 216 Australians died in 2017 from 196 fatal crashes involving heavy vehicles,

Searching For The Best Ride In NSW

Bicycle NSW is on the search for the best ride in NSW.   Whether it is the local park loop with the kids, a hill climber’s paradise or a mountain bike trail – we would love to hear from you!   Bicycle NSW are looking for places to ride with children, easy beginner rides, hard

Crossing Light Rail Tracks

As light rail projects are completed in Newcastle and Sydney, the safety of people crossing these tracks needs careful consideration. Light rail crossing points have not been common features of the NSW road environment, but the Newcastle and Sydney Metro, along with the upcoming Parramatta Light Rail means more people need to deal with the

Contribute to Research on Australian Road Safety Strategies

You are invited to participate in the survey – Characteristics of Road Safety Strategies in Australia. Dr Joao Canoquena, former Visiting Fellow and PhD graduate from the Queensland University of Technology, is conducting research to better understand Australian community attitudes towards the different measures that have been taken to improve road safety. We know in

Celebrating World Harmony Day

On Thursday the 21st of March Australia celebrates the twentieth Harmony Day. Events are held in childcare centres, schools, community groups, churches, businesses and government offices to celebrate the importance of inclusiveness in Australia. Bike for Peace starting their 2019 World Tour in London  In honor of this day, we’re featuring the work of Bike

Newcastle East Cyclist Fatality

Bicycle NSW wishes to convey its condolences to the family and friends of a person who died riding their bicycle today, following a crash in Newcastle East. At around 9:30am today, Wednesday 20 March 2019, emergency services were called to the intersection of King and Perkins streets, Newcastle East, after a truck collided with a