Road network updates – Darwin only

Stuart Highway path between Bagot Road and Parap Water Tank – temporary detours in placeJune 2015 

Power and Water is replacing the existing water main in the road reserve adjacent to the Stuart Highway between Bagot Road and the Parap water tank. The works will involve some temporary disruption and relocation of the Stuart Highway off road shared path at this location. Temporary detours and signage will be in place during the works. Cyclists and pedestrians please take care and follow path signs and directions. The works are expected to be completed by October 2015 . For further information please contact Power and Water’s Project Manager Geoff Bawden at Geoff.bawden@powerwater.com.au or on 0408 423 616

 

Casuarina Reserve Shared Path UpgradeJune 2015 

The Department of Transport is widening and resurfacing the shared path between the Rapid Creek Bridge and Trower Road in Brinkin.  Upgrades to the main section of path (connecting the Rapid Creek bridge and the Dripstone Cliffs) are now complete and the major unsealed detour has been removed.  The next stages of work will concentrate on the northernmost section of the path at the Brinkin end of the project and are expected to be complete by the end of June.  The last sections of path adjacent to Charles Darwin University, are expected to be complete by the end of July.  Path access will be maintained to the University throughout all work stages.

 

The Department apologises for the disruption to path users during the upgrades and is working with the Department of Infrastructure and site contractors to minimise further disruption as much as possible.  Please continue to report any issues and concerns regarding the project via the Department’s report a fault website at http://www.transport.nt.gov.au/activetransport/cycling/report-a-fault or directly to the Project Manager Grant Henderson: phone: 8999 4650 |  m. 0401 117 391  grant.henderson@nt.gov.au<mailto:grant.henderson@nt.gov.au>

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Detour in Palmerston

STUART HIGHWAY/TEMPLE TERRACE CYCLE PATH DETOUR IN PLACE To allow for works to continue on the Stuart Highway/Temple Terrace intersection upgrade and maintain a safe access route for cyclists, a detour has been put in place as of 14 April 2015. The cycle path detour is fully sealed and located approximately 50m further back from the Stuart Highway. It will allow cyclists to continue to travel the same route, without travelling close to the construction site. It is anticipated that the detour will remain in place for the duration of the project. For more information, please contact Department of Infrastructure’s
Officer, Ben Langdon on 08 8999 4822 or email ben.langdon@nt.gov.au

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Short trips are bikeable

Today we launched our new television ad called ‘short trips are bikeable‘. The ad was developed thanks to an environmental grant from City of Darwin and it was launched by Darwin Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim at the Nightcliff swimming pool, on World Neighbour day.

Short trips are bikeable’ highlights the benefits of cycling short distances in a series of locally shot scenarios, featuring Darwin residents riding their bikes as part of their everyday lives.

Watch the ad here at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLA8mepOAE4

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Temporary bridge closure at CDU

One of the small timber bridges connecting from the Casuarina Foreshore path to CDU has become hazardous . The Department of Infrastructure has temporarily closed the bridge (alternative access is via the other bridge to the north).

The bridge will be repaired as soon as possible and the broader path upgrade works will commence in the New Year.

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Bicycle NT joins the Pedal Alliance

NT cycling organisations have formed a new alliance to promote greater collaboration within the cycling community. The Alliance is between sporting bodies
NT BMXA, Cycling NT and Darwin Off Road Cyclists, and  Bicycle NT. The Alliance is based around models currently being used in the WA and ACT cycling communities. Read More »

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New bike racks in Alice Springs

Alice Springs Town Council invites you to a Community Forum regarding possible locations of new bikes racks in the Alice Springs CBD.

To be held on Tuesday 2nd of December 2014   5.30pm to 6.30pm in the Andy McNeill Room.

 

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Ride2Work day breakfast in Alice Springs

Alice Springs Town Council is hosting Ride2Work Day event on 15th October.

All cyclists and walkers can enjoy a free breakfast at the Aquatic and Leisure Centre from 6:30am-9am and a stretch class at 7:00am.

 

Alice Springs has the highest cycling figure (5.4%) of people riding to work of similar sized Australian regional cities.

By riding to work on October 15th, you’re showing your support for cycling in Alice Springs and joining over 40,000 cycling commuters nationally.

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Ride2Work day breakfast in Katherine

Katherine Ride and Walk to work day – Wednesday 15th October

Free breakfast from 7am until 8:30am at Ryan Park

Spot prizes will be available

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National Ride to Work Day in Darwin and Palmerston – Wednesday 15th October 2014

Ride to Work day is an annual Australia wide event which aims to promote active, sustainable transport and encourage new riders to take the challenge.  It’s a great way to have a go at riding to work or to celebrate your regular commute.

In Darwin, a FREE community breakfast is being hosted in Raintree Park by the City of Darwin from 6.30 – 9.00 am and in Palmerston, the City of Palmerston is hosting a breakfast in Goyder Square from 6.30 – 9.00 am.  For further information and to register as a participant visit: https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/rtw/

As notice of other breakfasts in the NT become available we will let you know.

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Notice of AGM

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Bicycle NT  AGM will hold its AGM on Sunday 19 October at 1 pm at the Nightcliff Electorate room, Pavonia Place (where the markets are held), in Nightcliff.

All members are welcomed and encouraged to attend. If you are not a current member but would like to join, please go to  http://www.bicyclent.org.au/join-bicycle-nt/

An activity and financial report will be presented at the meeting. All positions will be declared vacant.  For information on nominating for a position on the Committee   please email info@bicyclent.org.au

Following the election of the new committee, the meeting will be open for discussion on issues and key priorities for next year.

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

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