How to get Utility Companies to play fair?

…Don’t rely on the intervention of the government and approach them directly of course. It’s long been the bane of Sydney riders that freshly-laid infrastructure – a kerb ramp, shared path, a road re-sheet or even a cycleway –  is undermined by a trench-dig of one of the big utility (water, gas, electricity) companies.  Riders […]

Velo City 2014: Quips, Quotes, Quotients

The 2014 edition of the world’s pre-eminent cycling conference, Velo-City, was held in Adelaide in the last week of May. The conference opening delivered a recognisable menu of cycling royalty and rock stars including the energised Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Stephen Yarwood (an urban planner), the President of the European Cycling Federation, Manfred Nuen (“Active […]

Bikes Botany Bay Launches

Update (August 2014) Bikes Botany Bay was formally launched on Monday 23 June 2014 at South Sydney Graphic Arts Club.  The community’s response to the launch was overwhelming with approximately 25 community members and local representatives contributing to an energetic discussion about issues and prospects for cycling in the Botany Bay area and agreeing to […]

Australia’s Rich Cycling History

  The next in our series of BRAINSTRUST SEMINARS Australia’s Rich Cycling History by Jim Fitzpatrick Did you know that Australia once had the largest bicycle path network in the world? or that Australian soldiers were at the forefront of the first significant wartime use of the bicycle? Or that at one time, the world’s […]

Vamping Sydney Park

Sydney Park ...is about to Change. (Have your say)

BIKESydney is calling for more people-orientated design for the new Draft Plan of Management for Sydney Park which is now open for public comment. You can view the entire Plan via the Project’s “Document Library” link (8.3MB) or download the key excerpts of the Plan here (1.9MB).) The key points of the Draft Management Plan […]

New Bourke St Cycleway – Cars entitled, while pedestrians and riders get the scraps.

The Waterloo Link will connect the Bourke St and Bourke Rd separated cycleways

The City of Sydney is preparing to deliver the final section of the Bourke Street cycleway through Waterloo. However, the link will be delivered as a shared path (thus mixing riders in with pedestrians) rather than as a green, separated cycleway such as you now find along other sections of Bourke St. We think it […]

Brainstrust Seminar 6

GOING DUTCH – WHAT CAN AUSTRALIA LEARN FROM DUTCH CYCLING? Our Brainstrust series of free public seminars next looks into what elements of Dutch cycling infrastructure might be relevant for Sydney. The recently released Sydney City Centre Access Strategy signals the NSW Government’s intention to soon deliver a network of cycleways within Sydney’s CBD, and […]

BrainsTrust Seminar 7

THE DOLLARS AND SENSE OF BUILDING FOR BIKES BIKESydney will be presenting another of our free, public Brainstrust seminars which will make the case that the delivery of cycling infrastructure should not be left to be the responsibility of governments.  Doing so leaves cycling provisioning too exposed to the nuanced political environment. Come to hear […]

Leichhardt Cuts Bike Budget

  At its extraordinary meeting on 21 May 2013 (meeting Minutes here) Labor and Liberal Councillors resolved to slash Leichhardt Council’s cycling budget to zero (from $400,000 per annum). We are urging those who ride to make it very clear to the Mayor that this is unacceptable. This move was totally unannounced to either BIKESydney or […]

Homeless Connect – 4 June

BIKESydney is again participating in Homeless Connect this year – servicing bikes for homeless and at-risk people. It’s a fabulous day when those who are doing it tough get a lot of love – hot meals, medical and dental checks, clothing, hair cuts, massage, access to phone and internet – the sort of stuff we […]

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