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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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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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LifeCycle: a Lakemac cycling event

  A few weeks ago I went to LifeCycle, an event hosted by Lakemac council. It was free, and in return for participating and being photographed and filmed, every rider had a set of spoke lights fitted to their bike. … 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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European style cycling in Newcastle?

I love seeing images of European streets with streams of bicycles flowing along the street, dominating the cityscape, their riders almost ethereal in their calmness. I dream about the day when we might see such sights in Newcastle without it … 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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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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New bike lanes planned along Hunter Street

I was very happy to hear the news of new bike lanes along Hunter Street, which have been mooted for some time. There will be two one way lanes, one on either side of Hunter Street. This will be different from the … Continue reading

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Bike friendly infrastructure appearing in Newcastle: Raspberry Gully

This work site shows how more user friendly is being constructed around here now.  It is a picture, taken today, of the entrance point to Raspberry Gully bike path at Park Avenue. The path entry has been relocated and widened … Continue reading

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