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2021 National Survey Shows Increases in Cycling

Has cycling activity increased in 2021 compared to previous years? If you guessed yes, you’d be right, but not by as much as you might have imagined. Read the latest from the National Walking and Cycling Participation Survey 2021

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It’s Official – 2020/21 was a Record Year for Bicycle Imports

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Bird Launches its First E-Scooter Share Scheme in Australia

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1,000 Cyclists to Gather Safety Data – Automatically

On 7th July 2021 the Victorian Government is launched an Australian-first trial, using smart bike light technology that will assist in finding new ways to reduce road trauma in cyclists. The 12-month trial will see a diverse group of 1,000 Victorians given access to a See.Sense smart bike light, with the technology capturing crucial road safety insights, as well as providing safety benefits in the form of increased visibility.

California to Subsidise E-Bike Purchases

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Bushfire Recovery Funding Announced for Over 130 km of MTB Trails

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Nine Million Awarded for New England Rail Trail

Stage 1 of the New England Rail Trail is almost ready to proceed after recently receiving nearly $9 million in funding. Under current NSW law, any new rail trail requires a special act of NSW parliament to close the rail corridor and transfer ownership from Transport NSW to Crown Lands.

Six Million Granted to Extend Popular Rail Trail

The increasingly popular Great Southern Rail Trail through South Gippsland is to gain a 21 kilometre extension. It currently runs from Leongatha, 133 km south east of Melbourne, to Welshpool and is popular among locals and visitors, with more than 40,000 walkers, joggers and bike riders using it each year.

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Bird Launches its First E-Scooter Share Scheme in Australia

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Scooter Hirers Spend More – Study Reveals

A major study of scooter hiring tourists in Townsville has revealed that the more they rode, the more they spent at local businesses including shops and restaurants.

Will This New Tech Solve Key Scooter Share Issues?

Voi is a Swedish based scooter-share operator that claims to be the first and largest in Europe. Like almost all scooter-share companies, it has been growing fast and now has over 500 employees.

London Doubles E-Scooter Trial – With Strict Requirements

Scooter share companies are in competition for rights to operate in various cities around the world. But no licences are more coveted and more potentially lucrative than those of major cities that combine population density, scale, wealth and tourism, such as London, Paris and New York.
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