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Coathanger climb, cruise ship crusade, diving birds, diving for trash: Hubbub – 18 Sept 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Climate of peers Thousands are expected to attend Friday’s Global Climate Strike gathering at The Domain in Sydney. On September 20, three days before world leaders meet in New York for the United Nations Emergency Climate Summit, hundreds of thousands of school students and workers across Australia will join millions […]

Sydney could go Dutch

By JOAN HENSON For Sydneysiders protesting the pollution, tree culling, noise, and alleged property damage of WestConnex over social media, Dutch cycling porn – online gushing over a Dutch cycling nirvana – provides some reprieve. Sydney cycling aficionados, like advocates in other car-centric cities, have long lauded the Dutch (and Danes) for their bicycle-friendly cities. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rangers round up rental bikes

BY ALEC SMART Obikes, the yellow and grey rental bicycles that suddenly appeared in the hundreds across the Sydney Metropolitan area on August 14 this year, have raised the ire of rangers acting for the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority. Last weekend, hundreds of the conspicuous bicycles were rounded up from the CBD and interned in […]

Bike hub hits the skids

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore abandoned plans to create a bike hub at Taylor Square at council on Monday, after letting the building stand empty for three years and spending more than $2 million on developing plans for it. Formerly the 24 hour T2 nightclub, the building was purchased in 2010 for […]

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 […]

T2 building: dykes or bikes?

Four years after purchasing the site, the City of Sydney has endorsed a plan to turn the old T2 building at Taylor Square into a bike hub. The building at 1-5 Flinders Street formerly housed a 24-hour nightclub, which was shut down by council in 2008. Since then, the building has seen some temporary use […]

Pedalling for the greater good

Lycra-clad cyclists are cranking up their gears as they prepare for the Variety Cycle from Sydney to Uluru. Setting off from Pyrmont Bay Park on Sunday March 22, the cycle will raise money for Variety, a national not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. The route is […]