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Pedestrians concerned over conduct of inner-city cyclists

By EVA BAXTER Some residents of the inner-city have complained about the behaviour of cyclists on City of Sydney streets. The City of Sydney Active Transport Survey released in June found there are more people riding more regularly, and decreased patronage on public transport due to COVID has seen a cycling boom in the inner-city. […]

Pedal Power wins the day in the Inner West

By JOHN MOYLE The demand for more cycleways and the advent of COVID-19 made for strange bedfellows that have seen new pop-up cycleways created across Sydney. They have come about through responses from government, local council and residents to take pressure off public transport and the demand for safer routes offering access to key employment […]

Active transport grants for a safer post-COVID city

By KIRSTA CHEUNG As more people are returning to workplaces from work from home arrangements, public transport services are getting busier and more congested. Could the development of active transport infrastructure offer a new travel option for busy Sydneysiders? The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Sydney's public transport hard, overall commuter rates in Australia have taken […]

Coathanger climb, cruise ship crusade, diving birds, diving for trash: News Bites – 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, […]