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  • Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on cycling in Melbourne – a first glance

    Anyone who has been out on Melbourne’s street network or shared paths will have witnessed the explosion in the number of people walking and cycling. Until now, this increase has been purely…

  • Offer of help: journey planning for your bicycle route

    Since the COVID-19 situation has changed rapidly over the past 1-2 weeks and people are now seriously avoiding public transport, there seem to be many more people people riding bikes around Melbourne.…

  • Bicycle parking at Melbourne’s railway stations

    I have previously done some work on car parking at railway stations in Melbourne, including this map. Others have also written extensively on this important topic. However, parking at stations covers more…

  • Cycling to Melbourne Airport

    I had heard rumours of a way to get to Melbourne Airport by bike. Earlier this year, I decided to try it out. Turns out that this is possible – but only…

  • Bicycle trip: O’Keefe Rail Trail

    The O’Keefe Rail Trail follows part of the abandoned railway line from Bendigo to Heathcote Junction. Confusingly for its name, the Trail currently ends at the town of Heathcote, which is around…

  • Bicycle trip: Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail

    The Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail follows an old passenger and freight railway that operated as a whole from 1890 to 1977. It closed in stages and eventually became truncated for…

  • Bicycle trip: Gippsland Plains Rail Trail

    One of the more recent additions to the extensive off-road trail network in Victoria is the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail. It follows the old Gippsland Plains Railway Line from Stratford in central…

  • Bicycle trip: Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail

    One of Australia’s most popular rail trails, the path from Lilydale to Warburton follows the route of the defunct Warburton railway line through the Yarra Ranges east of Melbourne. Lilydale – Woori…