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More research into the benefits of cycling?

There has been much research into the benefits of cycling to underpin cycling strategies adopted by government at various levels. It is carried out by government, advocacy groups and health professionals as well as others. This research variously shows that … 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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Safe riding in Melbourne

On a recent trip to Melbourne I was able to borrow a bike for a few days, which gave me an entirely different perspective on this city which is touted to be the leading Australian cycling city. The bike I … Continue reading

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Four years of blogging about bikes in Newcastle

It’s been four years since I started this blog and I’m evaluating whether things have changed much in Newcastle to make it more bike friendly. There are now green bike lanes in some streets and I recall the first time … Continue reading

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Problems in Newcastle’s cycling network: Dumaresq Street

The eastbound side of Dumaresq Street in Broadmeadow is a dangerous area to cycle. This is exacerbated by the fact that it is part of the designated route connecting Fernleigh track with Newcastle. The cycling lane is far too narrow … Continue reading

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Where to ride?

Today as I was riding to Bar Beach, I found myself in The Junction on Glebe Road. This is an area where I try to avoid cycling as it is inherently dangerous with car doors and close by traffic travelling … Continue reading

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Green bike lanes

This green bike lane does not work as well as it might do as it causes danger to cyclists when a car wants to turn left… Green bike lanes are a great way to define the space designated for riders on … 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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New shared path in Adamstown Heights/Kotara

This is the start of the new shared path that connects Fernleigh Track with Westfield Kotara and the shopping complexes surrounding it.  It crosses Park Avenue in this photo. This is from the other side of the street, looking back … Continue reading

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