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Speeding towards an active travel city

By Linda Hoang Local councils are focusing on creating the infrastructure to encourage walking and cycling as primary modes of transport. The City of Sydney Council is calling for the State Government’s Roads & Maritime Services to prioritise funding for the Moore Park Road Cycleway. This would speed implementation of the 2018-2019 NSW Government Walking […]

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 […]

Marrickville prioritises cycle infrastructure

By Lydia Watson-Moore   Marrickville Council has promised almost one million dollars for its cycle infrastructure  in its 2015/16 budget, a move welcomed by the growing cycling community in the area. At the latest Council meeting last Tuesday June 9, councillors agreed to increase spending to $949,000, which Greens councillor Sylvie Ellsmore said is double […]

New bike lane to complete link

EXCLUSIVE A direct cycle route between the harbour and Botany Bay will finally be realised following the construction of a missing link along Bourke Street, the City of Sydney has announced. The council has confirmed the cycleway will be a shared path adorning both sides of Bourke Street between Phillip and Wyndham streets in Waterloo, […]

Cyclists push to legislate minimum overtaking distance

A tragic cycling accident on Southern Cross Drive has prompted the City of Sydney to respond with a strong endorsement of a new safety campaign dubbed Metre Matters. The March 16 accident between a vehicle and a number of cyclists has left six hospitalised with limb, head and suspected spinal injuries. Last year, the number […]

Wheels up on local bike plan

Waverley Council will implement a Bike Plan to encourage locals to use bikes as their primary mode of transport. Council hopes the five-year framework will further the growing popularity of cycling in the Waverley area. Research conducted by council found there were fewer female cyclists on the roads, and that inexperienced cyclists were put off […]