• Waverley Council seeks to sink Bondi Junction Cycleway

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    On Tuesday night Waverley Council will vote to delete the Bondi Junction Link cycleway from its Complete Streets vision for Spring St, Bondi Junction.  This despite the project having been developed in consultation with stakeholders for over a year and at the cost of forfeiting almost $6million of State Government funding if the cycleway not […]

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  • Riding encourages me to visit the foreshore more often than I would

    What Riding means to Me

    Wednesday, August 5, 2015

    I cycle; I ride a bicycle; I commute by bike. Call it as you wish. The fact is that I own a bicycle and I use it. I don’t ride it everyday, it depends on the weather but I use it every week. A bike is a simple tool for me, like a mobile phone. […]

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  • A-Maze Gone. Bridge To Remain Clear

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) has indicated that it will “..not be proceeding at the moment” with the proposed A-Maze garden installation on Pyrmont Bridge.  For now, the bridge will now remain clear for safe passage of walkers and riders. Our campaign outlined how the proposed 180m long, 6m wide A-Maze installation would introduce […]

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  • Bike-friendly Apartments

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Following on from our 2012 submission, we’re excited to see that we’ve influenced the Government’s thinking about apartment design and the need for better integrating storage space for items like bikes.  We’re calling for your ideas with view to further improving the Policy. PlanningNSW has just released an summary of its draft SEPP 65 Policy […]

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  • Cycling and Light Rail

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

      We’re getting on the front foot and engaging directly with the design team of the Sydney CBD and South East Light Rail project to ensure cycling outcomes.  We know that the only prospect for real change is to engage early in the process and to champion the benefits that cycling can bring to the […]

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BIKESydney Advocating Change

Jul
1

Know Your Rights

  Knowing your legal rights as a rider can change the way you ride.  In partnership with the Redfern Legal Centre, BIKESydney has developed Pedal Power, an advisory website aimed at informing cyclists of their rights. With a view to making the resource as useful as possible to existing and would-be riders, we’re opening up […]

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Jun
27

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 […]

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Jun
12

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 […]

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Jun
12

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 […]

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Apr
27

UTS Bike Club

BIKESydney attended the launch of the University of Technology Housing Service’s Bike Club in early April. Ella Bothmann-Barlow investigated further.   I’m on my way to chat with Andrew Redgrave about UTS Housing’s newly launched Bike Club.  I’d hoped to get myself from my Darlinghurst office to Ultimo on my much-loved bicycle.  Instead, I chicken […]

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Mar
27

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 […]

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