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Now is the time to be contacting your local council to lobby for improvement to bike facilities. There is $1.5M up for grabs through the Safer Roads: Vulnerable Road Users Program for local councils. Applications due June 7th. Calling your … Continue reading
A short walk around Kingston’s Channel Court found a lot of construction and fenced off areas but only 1 bike parking spot: Freeman Street down the side of Channel Court has painted bike lanes. The bike lanes continue around the … Continue reading
to this amazing creation. It’s branded ‘Loco Lowrider’. And rather like the contrast – two bikes from opposite ends of the spectrum.
Perhaps a few vertical racks might help tidy up the garage?
Thanks to The Mercury’s Saturday magazine and reporter Tim Martain for the story of Seven Mile Beach bike riding postman, Mike.Mike says “It keeps me fit. I used to be about 120kg and now I’m 85kg.Being a contractor I’m allowed … Continue reading
Like to make your area more bike friendly? Take a look at Copenhagenize’s Bicycle Planning Guide. Have a look at the Copenhagenize blog: http://www.copenhagenize.com/2013/04/the-copenhagenize-bicycle-planning-guide.html And you can get the planning guide as a poster, as well.
Launceston has a network of off-road trails listed in this little brochure: Bits of the Inveresk Trail and the Black Bridge Trail give you a nice off-road ride into Launceston. The Inveresk Trail runs along the top of the flood … Continue reading
Overflowing bike parking at the Hobart Library.
Bike outside cafe.
A bicycle take on the Italian tradition of a stand up expresso at the bar on the way to work. http://www.psfk.com/2013/04/bicycle-drive-in-cafe.html
This roundabout on Kennedy Drive is a good example of bike friendly infrastructure. The concrete path around it has a dipped edge (there’s some dirt on it in the photo) so you can ride smoothly up from the road edge … Continue reading
‘It’s too hilly’, they say. ‘It’s too far’. ‘I have my kid/laptop/kelpie with me.’ Here’s one answer…thanks to this gorgeous North Hobart bub and mum for showing off their electric Gazelle. Give them a wave if you see them out … Continue reading
The Road Rules were written with cars in mind not bicycles, this articles explains very clearly why some of these rules discourage bike use. Exempting cyclists from traffic orders – leadership is needed.
Glenorchy Council are wanting to extend the Intercity Cycleway and Kingborough Council are widening sections of Bonnet Hill to make it easier for cyclists and motorists. But there’s Hobart City Council, sitting piggy in the middle of both developments ducking … Continue reading
‘Dry those weepy eyes, bike fanatics. Your ride — or at least some of its parts — can live on forever.’
And there are still people that think bike should be registered because they don’t pay rego to use the roads. There was some similar data from the UK a number of years ago too.
Another great post from Cycle Space.
What’s not to love about about this bike? Thanks Millicent and Peter for sending this in. If anyone else has photos they are happy to share on the blog, you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
There was a nice variety of bike luggage at Salamanca Market last weekend. From this Gitane with the milk crate to baskets both wire and wicker. Another wire basket, And this neat handlebar bag.
to everyone who participated in Bike Week events, it would be awfully quiet without you. Bicycle Tasmania put on the Sprent Ride, Tour de Femme, Rivulet ride, Century and Half-Century rides. Thanks to the volunteers who organised and got set … Continue reading
These are green boxes marked out at intersections to give riders a head start. They are much needed at these intersections. We’re not talking lots of green paint but some well chosen spots that will improve city riding in Launceston. … Continue reading
Grant Petersen thinks most cyclists need to ‘unrace themselves’, that is to say, stop following what professional racing cyclists do.
An alliance of cycling organisations in Spain has demanded that the Government withdraw proposed anti-cycling measures which threaten to undermine the increase in cycling and deter green tourism.
Data needed please completer this short survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/795TKJM
We did! Great turnout at Goulburn Street Primary School for Ride2School, especially given that it’s been so wet. Well done to the staff and teachers, especially the sports teacher Mrs Sullivan.
Here’s 6,760 photos that might help.
Narrow and traffic lanes and/or reallocate kerb side parking and there is plenty of room for bike lanes.