NT Super Tuesday bike count results

Results of the NT wide bike count that took place in September are showing an increase in  riding in Palmerston, Alice and Katherine but a decrease in Darwin.

In comparison to the other regional cities counted this year (riders per hour/10,000 residents) Alice, Palmerston, Katherine and Darwin are again the highest of the 14 locations counted!

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New bike path for Alice Springs

A new 5 kilometre path from Blain St to the Alice Springs Desert Park and then on to Flynn’s Grave is going to be built as part of the Alice Springs Paths Connectivity Project.

The 2.4 metres wide concrete pathway will take visitors “cross country” on parts of the greater area of the Alice Springs Desert Park. Currently visitors can access only the core area of the Park. The new path opens up areas that have previously been reasonably inaccessible. The path will provide beautiful open views of the MacDonnell Ranges. Read More »

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Have your say on Daly/Smith St (Darwin)

Consultation: City of Darwin wants to know what sort of road treatment cyclists want when the roundabout at Daly/Smith St intersection is replaced with traffic lights. Whatever is decided there will be replicated in other intersections and the Dept of Transport may also use it on their roads, elsewhere in the NT.

So please have a look at the 4 options and tell us what you think: (it will only take a few minutes)



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Safety of child passengers on bikes

The Centre for Automotive Safety Research at The University of Adelaide are seeking participants for a study investigating the safety of child passengers on bicycles. We would like cyclists who are parents of children under 5 who either carry their child as passengers on a bike, or do not carry their child as passengers on a bike to complete our survey.

The results of this research will be used to raise awareness of the different child carriers available, provide information that will allow parents to make informed decisions when selecting a carrier, and improve the safety of child passengers.

If you would like more information or to participate in the study visit the CASR website

A direct link to the study is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/transportingchildrenbybike


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Notice of AGM 1 Nov 2015

Bicycle NT  will hold its AGM on Sunday 1 November at 12 pm at the Nightcliff Electorate room, Pavonia Place (where the markets are held), in Nightcliff

All positions will be declared vacant and we encourage you to come along and support the NT cycling association that works towards a cycle-friendly Territory!

If you are not a current member, please join now,  it’s free and easy: just go to http://www.bicyclent.org.au/join-bicycle-nt/




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Road network upgrades Palmerston only

See info regarding road networks upgrade in Palmerston that will affect cyclists for the next 6 to 24 months. Palmerston Roads_Aug 2015


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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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