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Bike Share arrives in Melb CBD

Melbourne cyclists have welcomed the city's first public bike share scheme being operated by RACV that is now underway.The first 100 distinctive electric-blue bicycles have been installed at special docking stations across the CBD. (pic above courtsey The Age)Ten stations commenced operating at the end of May along the Swanston Street/St Kilda Road corridor through to Melb Uni.30 more stations close to public transport will progressively added by the middle...

Read more... | Published: 22/03/10

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

New Laws: Rogue cyclists face harshest ever fines and even jail

    New Victorian cycling laws that came into effect on June 18th sets jail terms for rogue cyclists and fines of more than $68,000! With the huge surge in people taking up cycling in the last five years, rogue bike riders who believe they don’t have to obey the road rules have given their fellow cyclists a bad name and made it difficult to earn the respect and courtesy...

Read more... | Published: 02/06/09

New Brighton stockist

    Australia's No.1 On-Line bike store for performance bikes, parts and accessories is now operating a third branch in ritzy Brighton and is stocking the BikePaths Guide. Run by Emi Ubaldi and Wade Thorpe, the store sells performance bikes, mtb, kids and hybrid models from leading manufacturers including Giant, Orbea and Look.It is very proud of its customer service, knowledge and after sales back-up. Address:76 Church Street Brighton 3186Ph...

Read more... | Published: 27/04/09

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

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