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Join the Resistance For A Better Rozelle Interchange

We felt A New Hope when the Premier and Transport Minister supported what bike riders need to play their part in making our transport system COVID-Safe.  But for many riders safe bike infrastructure still feels like something in a galaxy far, far away… Bicycle NSW has fought hard to make the Westconnex Rozelle Interchange project

Can Fast-Track Construction Reduce Risk?

In response to the economic downturn of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NSW building boom will accelerate.  Bicycle NSW will seek to ensure this ‘fast-track’ for construction doesn’t increase the risk to riders. NSW Laws To Increase Construction The NSW government has accelerated the assessment for 24 projects, including the Snowy Hydro 2.0 scheme, schools, commercial

Safety and the Westconnex Rozelle Interchange project

People forced to interact with the Westconnex Rozelle Interchange Project in Sydney could be forgiven for asking whether new and much reduced ‘safety standards’ now apply when it comes to bike riding. In the Beginning The high levels of bike riding in the area were acknowledged by project managers, especially along Lilyfield Road.  We were

Bicycle NSW COVID19 Response Statement

Like any organisation Bicycle NSW has been called to respond to the challenges presented by COVID-19.  We have been on the ‘front foot’ in responding to protect people by: Changing how we work: closing our office to visitors, practicing social distancing, deferring courses, communicating event changes and setting up measures and practices to ensure business

Drivers Are Key

Safety in and around heavy vehicles starts from the ground up and relies on drivers to maintain a high level of knowledge and awareness. As recently discussed, SUEZ has a high safety priority within their company and implement additional technology for their trucks – but in the end, drivers are the key to it all

On the Side of Safety

Bicycle NSW is calling for all heavy vehicles to be fitted with side underrun protection.  Here’s what it means and why it matters. Side underrun protection devices look like rails fitted to the sides of heavy vehicles in the spaces between the wheels. According to the Australian Trucking Association: “Side underrun protection devices protect road

Nelson Bay Crash – Assistance Request

On Sat 23/2/19 at around 6.20am a male and female were hit whilst riding bicycles north along Nelson Bay Road approximately 1km south of the intersection with Salamander Way. The riders allege they were struck from behind by a ute travelling northbound and knocked off their bikes. The driver did not stop. The riders were

Dangerous Road Obstacles

Sometimes road planners and designers neglect to consider bike riders. Recently the Central Coast Spinners wrote to Council to express their concern over a road island.  It was installed to protect pedestrians, but it had the unintended consequence of endangering riders. On a group ride, a rider did not see this obstacle and the collision

Why Isn’t Australia a Cycling Mecca?

Elizabeth Butterworth and Dorina Pojani of the University of Queensland explored why the five largest Australian cities fall so far short of their bike riding potential. Australia’s largest cities, specifically Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide are ideal for cycling. Stable governments, health conscious residents who enjoy being outside, mild climates most of the year