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Mon
16
Jun
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Proposed 130km rail trail through Byron Bay heads to parliament

Travellers to Byron Bay may soon have a rail trail. Cycle Traveller
A proposed 130km bicycle rail trail in northern NSW, linking the popular tourist towns of Casino, Byron Bay and Murwillumbah, is being considered by the state government. If approved, it will become the first rail trail in NSW to be built on government land. According to a report in The Northern Star, Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner has referred a study into the proposed Northern Rivers Rail Trail project to Infrastructure NSW for their view on whether the state government should fund it.
Sat
14
Jun
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Sydney celebrates newest cycleway with Roll Through Redfern

Adam Spencer rides the new cycleway along George Street, Redfern. Cycle Traveller
Sydney's expanding bicycle network got another boost this weekend with the official opening of the Green Square to Central cycleway with cyclists celebrating with the Roll through Redfern. The 2.4 kilometre separated cycleway links the inner Sydney suburbs of Zetland, Waterloo, Alexandria and Redfern with Central, providing an integrated north/south connection, much of which runs along George Street.
Mon
19
May
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Sydney posts record bike trips as new bicycle lanes open

Bikes parked in Sydney. Cycle Traveller

It's a classic example of the old adage 'build it and they will come' – cycling in Sydney's city centre has soared in the past four years and the increase is directly linked with the development of cycling infrastructure over the same period. City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said cyclist numbers are expected to continue to grow over the coming years as the city's separated bike lanes develop into a connected network.

Sat
03
May
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The real reason cyclists are dying on our roads

Following the death of yet another cyclist on NSW roads, NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay Friday said he was “increasingly persuaded” that a bicycle licencing system was the way forward for improving cyclist safety. This argument is concerning not only because it would not be an effective way of reducing the number of cycling-related deaths on our roads, but also because Mr Gay unintentionally uncovered the real reason behind the deaths – our State leaders and the Roads and Maritime Services Department do not have their eyes on the ball.

Fri
25
Apr
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Adelaide Council fires up in defence of Frome Street Bikeway

Artist's impression of Frome Street Bikeway through Adelaide. Cycle Traveller

Adelaide City Council has come out firing in defence of its Frome Street Bikeway project after a newspaper columnist called them “practical jokers” and accused them of creating congestion. The city council – which is in the midst of building a separated bicycle lane that runs north to south along Frome Street through the east side of the city – said the 5.5km development was crucial to the development of a greater bicycle network that would provide cyclists safe passage in and out of the city.

 
Thu
03
Apr
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Queensland launches video to explain new cycling road rules

Queensland Government's new cycling road rules video. Cycle Traveller

The Queensland Government has released an ad on social media to spread the word about the new cycling laws that come into force on Monday. The State Government will introduce two key changes to make cycling safer. The first is the introduction of mandatory safe passing distances for vehicles overtaking riders; while the second is increased fines for cyclists who break the law, such as running red lights.

Wed
26
Mar
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NSW speaks: let us have our rail trails

Cyclists on the Fernleigh Track, Newcastle. Cycle Traveller

A new group that aims to spearhead the creation of rail trails in NSW launched at Parliament House in Sydney with hopes of opening up the State's locked rail corridors. The group, Rail Trails For NSW, aims to work with State Parliament by providing it with the information, resources, encouragement and public support it needs to overturn Acts of Parliament that have prevented NSW from developing rail trails to date.

Tue
11
Mar
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Eight rules for sharing the road for cyclists and motorists

Eight rules for cyclists and eight for motorists. Cycle Traveller

<p>Growing road congestion at a time of greater numbers of cyclists in cities has fuelled rising&nbsp; tensions between cyclists and motorists. But following a period of fiery political and media debate over bike lanes and cyclists on the road, the focus has rightly begun to shift to sharing.</p>

Thu
27
Feb
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Australian Cyclists Party makes world first with official registration

Road cyclists in Newcastle. Cycle Traveller

The Australian Cyclists Party has officially become the first political party for cyclists in the world after the NSW Electoral Commission accepted the party's registration on Wednesday night.

Wed
26
Feb
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Western Australia's Vincent spends $2m on bike lane development

Western Australia could soon trump Victoria as the country's most bicycle-friendly State. Cycle Traveller

Western Australia could soon trump Victoria as the country's most bicycle-friendly State as west coast cities up the ante on bike lane development.

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