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Alexandra Cyclepath Closure

BY ALEC SMART The NSW Government plans to close a popular cycling and walking path alongside the Alexandra Canal on the northern perimeter of Sydney Airport. The cycleway, between Tempe Basin and Coward Street, Mascot, will be diverted by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) through Tempe in an as yet undecided route to make […]

Cyclists need more bike lanes to ride

BY JESSICA DE VERA One in five cyclists have abandoned battling other motorists in Sydney because of the safety risks associated with riding, according to the Austroads’ Australian Cycling Participation Survey 2017. But the upcoming Sydney Rides Festival, a month-long event by the City of Sydney Council, is hoping to change that statistic and promote […]

Riding into a storm: Sydney cyclists face politics on two fronts

By JAZ SINGH-BRAR & CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Cycling groups have slammed the NSW Government’s idea of a licensing scheme for riders, saying there is no evidence of a need for identification. One group said the idea of a licensing scheme is the government’s mechanism to cause division in an otherwise unified interest group. Bob Moore of […]

Uncertain future for Pyrmont Bridge compost garden

NSW Planning Minister Pru Goward has signalled she will back down on a controversial proposal to build a large sustainable garden on Pyrmont Bridge. The project, called AMAZE and championed by Ms Goward with the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA), proposed to build three sixty metre compost barges on the bridge. A development application for […]

News in brief

Controversy heightens over Pyrmont Bridge garden Plans by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) to install a vertical garden on the Pyrmont Bridge have been criticised by Bicycle NSW. The AMAZE project aims to use the organic waste from surrounding amenities at Darling Harbour to fertilise the garden and showcase the benefits of sustainable composting. […]

Pedal power reaches Redfern

Sydney cyclist Adam Spencer celebrates the opening of the new bike network extension in Redfern on Saturday. The bicycle network in Sydney moved up a gear when the George St cycleway officially opened with a "Roll Through Redfern" on Saturday. The new 2.4km cycleway was opened by Lord Mayor Clover Moore before hundreds of enthusiasts […]