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Supporting NSW By Bike

Over the long weekend, it was as if a mass evacuation order had been given for Sydney. Excitingly, many of these people fleeing the confines of Sydney were heading out to see what NSW had to offer for bike riders.  Our #RideTheBush campaign encouraged riders to support regional NSW through drought, then bushfires. Now, we

With Less Road Traffic, The Environment Thanks You

With a 55% drop in travel on Sydney’s road network during COVID-19 restrictions, the environment thanks you. Across NSW, road transport is responsible for 68.5 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. Plus for every one litre of petrol used, 2.4 kilograms of carbon dioxide is released from the exhaust.   As COVID-19 restrictions are easing, the

Riding Out Of COVID-19

Today the COVID-19 control measures will begin to lift in NSW, so what now for group riding? Following announcements from the Premier and Prime Minister, we are now allowed to exercise in groups of 10 in NSW, provided we practice physical distancing.  That means staying 1.5 meters apart from anyone who does not live in

COVID-19, what’s next?

Right now people in NSW may be feeling confused about COVID-19 measures and what’s happening next. We heard the planned sequence of steps to roll–back pandemic controls as outlined by the Prime Minister last Friday but he left it to the States to decide when to begin.  Last Sunday, Premier Berejiklian announced NSW will start

Fernleigh Awabakal Shared Track Extension

Lake Macquarie City Council will begin work immediately on the 3.5km shared path to connect the Fernleigh Awabakal Shared Track (FAST) to Blacksmiths Beach after a NSW Government funding grant for $7.4 million was approved.  Lake Macquarie City Council, Mayor Kay Fraser and Member for Swansea, Yasmin Catley MP at the Belmont end of the

New Rail Trail for NSW

In April 2020, NSW will have a new rail trail open to explore and enjoy.   After nearly 2 decades of hard work by the Riverina Highlands Rail Trails Inc. team, the 21km Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail will officially be opened on April 3, 2020 at 11:30am in Tumbarumba.  What Is A Rail Trail? A

Explore Sydney’s Largest Backyard

As the lungs of Sydney’s West, the Western Sydney Parklands hosts 5,280 hectares of parks, bushland, farmland and walking and bike riding trails.   Running 27km north to south through 3 council areas, there are over 60km of walking and riding paths to explore. Now, they’re calling for you to Get Back on Track and join them

Bike riders coming up to traffic light in Rozelle

Rozelle Interchange Unsafe Bike Diversion

In spite of extensive advocacy and previous assurances, the construction of the Westconnex Rozelle Interchange will now involve an unsafe detour for bike riders. Rozelle Interchange Problem Bicycle NSW and the Inner West Bicycle Coalition have worked for many months to protect rider safety. This construction project impacts Lilyfield Road, the most heavily trafficked bike

Australia Day 2020

This Australia Day 2020, Bicycle NSW thanks everyone who has risen to the challenges posed by droughts, fires, smoke, storms and heat. The Australia Day weekend in NSW is a time for a break, extra rides, or to hit the road and return home ready to get back to school. This year across the state

Transport From The Future

Jessica Barker presented a future perspective of transport and bike riding to the City of Sydney as part of a Citizens’ Jury on December 5th, 2019. Jessica is a 23 year old commuter and a road cyclist, who rides to UNSW every weekday along busy Sydney roads. Her childhood memories include travelling to school with