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Should path walkers keep to the right?

Lyn's common sense bikepath use suggestion needs your comments. More than 60 visitors have now blogged us with their views, most supporting her concept. Lyn from Doncaster writes: I am attempting a change in approach and create more simple and sensible shared bike/pedestrian path rules.  When I was a youngster and we often walked along roads without footpaths, we were always taught to walk on the right hand side facing...

Read more... | Published: 20/07/09

Westgate Punt Re Opens for Summer!

See BikePaths Guide map 16 Williamstown Paths Update: From the 17th Oct the Punt has re opened on weekends (Sat & Sun 9am-5pm) for the summer months.The Westgate Bridge Punt carries cyclists and walkers across the lower reaches of the Yarra  from just north of the Westgate Bridge off Lorimer Street and Westgate Park (eastern side) to Science Works landing on the western side of the river just south of...

Read more... | Published: 17/07/09

Tide turns with $115 mil Govt bike strategy

Praise for new strategy, is this the turning of the tide? by Clay Lucas The Age March 24, 2009 CYCLING groups have hailed the State Government's new $115 million bike strategy as historic, saying VicRoads will now be required to consider bike lanes in every major road project.The Victorian Bicycle Strategy, released yesterday by Premier John Brumby and Roads Minister Tim Pallas, identifies key roads within 10 kilometres of the city centre...

Read more... | Published: 25/03/09

New Docklands mega store opens

BikeForce-Docklands has just opened a mega store in Waterfront City shopping centre serving the booming CBD commuter and Docklands cycling market. This new store managed by Matthew Gordon carries a wide range of hybrid, flat bar road bikes, MTB and road bikes, the BikePaths guides, books and services all brands and models on site. BikeForce has a second store in Richmond and the national group will be a major advertiser...

Read more... | Published: 17/03/09

Bike seat that prevents numbness

New “noseless’ bike seats can prevent male erectile dysfunction   Groin discomfort is a common problem especially amongst male riders, but one that can remedied quite easily. A long day on the bike leaves most of us uncomfortable, but US scientists have good news for those men who find themselves with more than a numb backside at the end of a big ride. Article 2008 by Claudine Ryan ABC Science...

Read more... | Published: 11/02/09

A critical mass of well dressed cyclists

What happens when you gather 150 gentlemen on bicycle at Savile Row? You get the first ever Tweed Run as the cyclists dressed in merino, tweed, flat caps and ties.     Prizes included most dashing dame, most dapper chap and best mustache. All photos Some Rights Reserved by Matt S in London.Re-posted from

Read more... | Published: 28/01/09

Cadel Evans slams Aussie drivers

Australians are among the worst drivers in the world when it comes to cyclists, says Tour de France star Cadel Evans. Evans who spends half his year in Europe and half training in Barwon Heads, has been the victim of several near misses on our roads. "I drive on the road and I don't like people just not having respect for other road users," he said. "I spend half my year...

Read more... | Published: 14/11/08

Radical plan to turn Sydney Rd into a bike way

Radical council plan to turn Sydney Road into a bike way By Kate Lahey The Age August 22, 2008 Melbourne’s traffic-clogged Sydney Road would have segregated bike lanes to give cyclists a five kilometre path each way under a transport plan commissioned by Moreland Council. Their draft Integrated Transport Strategy for 2009-18 calls for an investigation into Copenhagen-style bike lanes between Gaffney Street in North Coburg and Park Street at...

Read more... | Published: 25/08/08

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