Show of Strength to Protect Bike Lanes

Flinders Street Melbourne

Melbourne, Victoria Melbourne cyclists and bike advocacy groups have come out in force to oppose what they saw as a major threat to the roll-out of separated cycleways in the city centre. A total of 1,145 submissions were received and a succession of around 40 cycling supporters spoke at a City of Melbourne meeting last…

Four e-Scooter Share Trials Announced

City of Yarra bike paths will soon welcome e-scooters

E-scooter share schemes will be trialled in four Victorian local government areas from later this year, in a 12-month pilot coordinated by the State’s Department of Transport.
Three metropolitan councils – the cities of Yarra, Melbourne and Port Phillip – will be joined by the regional City of Ballarat for the trial announced last month.

Lime Eases Financial Squeeze for Low-Income Customers

Lime ebikes

Long-standing micromobility share scheme operator Lime last month launched two social equity programs in Australian cities – a discounted ride program for Health Care Card holders and a free-ride initiative to encourage COVID vaccinations.

City of Melbourne Commits $16 million for First Stage of Cycleway Upgrades

People riding bikes on Jim Stynes Bridge

Hundreds of car parking spaces will be removed across Melbourne’s CBD over the next two years to make way for 40 kilometres of bicycle lanes being fast-tracked across the city. The measures follow large increases in the number of people cycling into the city centre during the COVID-19 pandemic – with some bike routes recording…

City of Melbourne Gets Proactive About Cycling

Sally Capp

Car parks will make way for footpaths and 12 kilometres of pop-up cycling lanes will be built to allow people to socially distance in Melbourne’s city centre as COVID-19 restrictions start to ease. The move by Melbourne City Council follows the lead of cities such as Berlin and Milan, which are redrawing road markings to…