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Design Competition Announced for Sydney Harbour Bridge Cycle Ramp

The future of a long-awaited cycling ramp at the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge will be put in the hands of the public, with the state government announcing a competition to determine the final design.

Infrastructure Australia’s New Plan Embraces Micromobility

Infrastructure Australia (IA) is an independent statutory body that is the leading source of research and advice for governments, industry and the community on nationally significant infrastructure needs.

Charting Transport – A Treasure Trove of Insights

Melbourne based Chris Loader is a long-time transport analytics expert. His current role is Manager, Network Analytics (Rail) at the Victorian Department of Transport. In his spare time, he produces the Charting Transport website and blog.

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

In news that would hardly surprise anyone, we can now confirm that the 2020/21 financial year broke the all-time record for bicycle imports into Australia.

Cashing in on the Scooter Boom

Scooters sales have been booming in Australia, accelerated by the rapid growth of e-scooters. Micromobility Report recently spoke to Scott Mackintosh, the founder and owner of Scooter Hut, which is the largest specialist retail chain for scooters in Australia.

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.

Bushfire Recovery Funding Announced for Over 130 km of MTB Trails

When the fires hit much of Australia in 2019/2020 it was devastating with many lives and communities impacted. The Australian and NSW governments co-funded a $4.5 billion bushfire support program, called the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery (BLER) Package.

Community Cans Proposed Bike Path

A new bike path planned between Castle Cove and Chatswood has been rejected by the community, with residents and motorists clutching to their carparks and high speeds.

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.

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.

$28 Million Upgrade to Mike Turtur Bikeway

Adelaide’s Mike Turtur Bikeway runs from the city centre to the popular seaside suburb of Glenelg along the land reserve of the famous Glenelg tram line. Named after South Australia’s Olympic Gold Medallist and long-time Race Director of the Tour Down Under, Mike Turtur.

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