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New Bike Path at The Junction

This new shared path running through the park that separates Glebe Road from Railway Street at The Junction is certainly in a prime location for visibility and pleasant recreational cycling. It meanders through the tree lined parkland, conveniently close to … Continue reading

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Some interesting bike-related things

I love this lego-inspired smiley face painted on a concrete pier near the Kotara bike track. It was done so well …. I say “done” because it has unfortunately now been painted over. Such is the ephemeral nature of street … Continue reading

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Driving in Newcastle

Due to recent illness I needed to drive to do some  errands which I would usually ride to do. So I found myself driving round town during perfect autumn cycling weather. As I was driving through areas which I would … Continue reading

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Does the way we enact and enforce our laws shape cycling culture?

There are many deterrents to cycling in our city, as well as across the whole country: the perception of danger when riding on the roads is largely a subjective one held by car drivers who don’t ride bikes and who … Continue reading

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Bicycle parking makes a political statement

Take a second look at this seemingly cute vintage car parked in Darby St. It is actually a bike rack with several bikes tied up in it, and also a number of planter boxes, making the street prettier and providing … Continue reading

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Riding the new bike path on the Pacific Highway, Merewether Heights

This new bike path has been open for some months now, it has attracted a great deal of attention, and rightly so. It is state of the art for a bike path along an urban highway on a stretch of … Continue reading

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Creating a bicycle culture is more than just about the infrastructure

To really create a bike friendy culture, a number of things need to change in the way people think, and that is not always related to just the bicycle infrastructure (ie bike paths). At the local Bunnings hardware store, there … Continue reading

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Some easy fixes in Newcastle’s cycling infrastructure

There are black spots in the infrastructure here which can easily, and relatively cheaply,  be altered to provide a much better cycling transport system. The above photo shows the stairs which connect the upper and lower levels of Carrington Parade … Continue reading

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Riding the new shared paths in Adamstown

The footpath along Glebe Road/St James Road in Adamstown has been widened on the northern side to provide a shared path for cyclists and pedestrians. As I often used to ride on the former footpath, I was very interested to … Continue reading

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Helmets and mandatory helmet laws

Now we are right into summer, I have stopped wearing my helmet on  really hot days. It makes riding very uncomfortable when I can’t take advantage of the cooling breeze around my head. I am not the only one. Even … Continue reading

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