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Is it better to have a cycling strategy or a transport strategy?

The last Newcastle Cycling Strategy and Action Plan released by the City of Newcastle was in March 2012. It set as its targets: “in accordance with the NSW BikePlan target, increase mode share to cycling to 5% for trips less … Continue reading

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A black spot in Newcastle’s cycling network

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Fernleigh Track

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Fernleigh track is Newcastle’s greatest cycling asset. It is long, (15k), entirely off-road, fairly flat and meanders through beautiful and varied bushland. The tunnel provides a dramatic moment and the remaining pieces of rail infrastructure provide interest. It also connects … Continue reading

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Gazelle Innergy XT Review

While ebikes are much derided in some cycling circles, they are not without their place in the cycling commuter’s stable. So, when my husband decided he wanted to commute by bike to work, along the Fernleigh Track at night, an … Continue reading

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Storms and Anzac Day

We have had terrible storms here last week and many areas have flooded badly as a result. Four people died in those floods. Many have lost their homes. It has been an intense week. Now sights like this are common … Continue reading

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New bike lanes on Teralba Road Adamstown

  There are already some newish bike lanes on Teralba Road in Adamstown, as seen in the picture above. They work to separate the cars from cyclists effectively enough for the amount and speed of the traffic there. It seems … Continue reading

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Riding my 1980s Bennett 10 speed, now restored

I decided to ride Fernleigh Track this morning as I had nothing much planned for the day and at the last minute I decided to take the Bennett to give me the chance to see how it went on a … Continue reading

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What motivates people to cycle?

Lake Macquarie City Council is currently calling for feedback on its cycling strategy. This raises some interesting questions as the council has targeted a fair portion of its cycling budget for educational programs rather than for building new infrastructure. This … Continue reading

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