Green areas for bikes at the lights

New safety areas for bikes at 3 intersections around Launceston: Elphin Rd/Cypress St (Scotch College), George Town Rd/Newnham Dve and Mowbray at Beatty St. These are worldwide-accepted treatments to make it safer for cyclists at intersections. When lights are red, you move into the green box in front of cars, to give you a safe place to wait and a highly visible head start on the cars, with "wobble room" as you get going. Cars must not stop in the green box.

 

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Road Rules Relating To Bike Lanes

With new bike lanes and infrastructure being deployed throughout Launceston at the moment, now is a good time brush up on the rules. Below is an excerpt of some of the Road Rules specifically related to cycling. Remember to check www.thelaw.tas.gov.au for more/updat
http://tbug.org.au/temp/road_rules_exerpt.pdf

 

View Our Events On A Map

In case you're new to the area or are getting lost, you can now view the location of any of our events on a map! Just visit the Calendar page and click on an event to view its details. Read more...

 

Updated Road Rules For Cyclists

On 30 November 2009 there will be some changes to the road rules for cyclists. The changes are about bicycle passengers wearing an approved helmet and using the proper seat, and for cyclists turning from, and stopping in, bicycle storage areas at intersections with traffic signals. Read more on the DIER website below.
http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/licence_information/tasmanian_road_rules/road_sa...

 

Sally's Ride Huge Success

Sally Fletcher and the Rotary team organised a fantastic event. Apparently the number of participants (340) exceeded expectations (200-250). It was great fun. We're looking forward to doing the Tamar Valley Cycle Challenge every year!
http://www.rccl.org.au/SallysRide/

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Newsletter Archive

TBUG_Newsletter_2013_04_29.pdf
T-shirt Offer Deadline Extended, Pedestrian and Bike Committee, Ride Previews
TBUG_Newsletter_2013_04_08.pdf
New TBUG Tshirt, Ride with the Wind, more bike rides
TBUG_Newsletter_2013_03_15.pdf
Active Bike, GWT Challenge, 100km Tamar, Myrtle Park camping, etc
TBUG_Newsletter_2012_11_17.pdf
East coast tour; novice, history and family rides; marshalls needed; bike cleaning; saddle cutouts and recovering
TBUG_Newsletter_2012_11_01.pdf
Membership form 2013, $20 vouchers for ride buddies, help with minutes, spring bike tours, bike maintenance
TBUG_Newsletter_2012_09_20.pdf
Carrick Entally history ride, NE Railtrail (twice), full moon ride, minutes secretary please, get a friend to Ride2Work, swap sell, invisible bike helmet
TBUG_Newsletter_2012_09_06.pdf
TBUG on Road Safety Committee, Inveresk improvements, bicycle songs, Ride2Work Day, bike film BOFA, cardboard bike! and much more
TBUG_Newsletter_2012_08_25.pdf
Spring ride calendar, welcome new committee, Gran Fondo,Great Escapade, bike storage solution,our rights to use road confirmed
TBUG_Newsletter_2012_08_05.pdf
AGM slideshow supper NEXT Thursday,Waverley History Ride next Sunday,Activities Coordinator needed, Bikes at Inveresk, safer gratings
TBUG_Newsletter_2012_07_13.pdf
Winter rides calendar, AGM Thursday 16th August, comment on L'ton Transport Strategy, Bikes for Innovative Energy (please help), winter hints, bike progress...
TBUG_Newsletter_2012_06_22.pdf
rides, updated logo, riding in wet, report litter thrown at cyclists, anklets for visibility, museum bike project, etc
TBUG_Newsletter_2012_05_20.pdf
bike insurance, help finish Kate Reed trails this Sunday,Fish Shop ride and BBQ, lots of new rides coming,bike lanes increase property prices, bike network nearly finished
TBUG_Newsletter_2012_04_14.pdf
Ride Launceston and other trips, Bring & Buy, Black Bridge resurfaced, Bike Futures Conference, edge lines, quick release wheels, TBUG in Cycling Safety Group, new cycling Code of Conduct, etc
TBUG_Newsletter_2012_03_29.pdf
West Tamar Hwy new safety action group, help please with Light Up campaign, remember your lights for end daylight savings!, NE Railtrail, cheap 1st aid training, facebook? etc
TBUG_Newsletter_2012_03_16.pdf
slides tonight, rides tomorrow, family ride Sunday, road bike wanted, tackling Inveresk tram tracks, bike lanes work starting, etc
TBUG_Newsletter_2012_03_05.pdf
Bike Week starts this Sunday, slide night 16th, Active Bike,changing gears, WHAT have council and TBUG been doing?,airport bike boxes, etc
TBUG_Newsletter_2012_02_10.pdf
Rides, Warniegate, bike network improments,progress on railtrails, bike rack giveaway,climate change and peak oil, etc
TBUG_Newsletter_2012_01_30.pdf
Forest Festival ride, 100km Moores Hill Vineyard ride, Forester River ride, safety thoughts, car doorings, Frances Birtles, bus bike racks
TBUG_Newsletter_2012_01_09.pdf
Blessington hard ride this Sunday, family ride and BBQ,history ride, Festivale volunteers please, LCC bike committee,names of bike parts, etc
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_12_23.pdf
Summer rides coming up, bike job available, Forest Festival ride, lubrication, bike for sale,Malcolm on ABC, Tour NZ
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_11_20.pdf
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_11_20.doc - Newsletter
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_11_2.pdf
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_11_2.doc - Newsletter
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_11_15.pdf
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_11_15.doc - Newsletter
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_10_22.pdf
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_10_22.pdf-Newsletter
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_09_30.pdf
St Lukes Health Intermediate Ride THIS SUNDAY, welcome new committee, 1 in 5 Tasmanians ride each week, more women's bike maintenance, etc
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_08_23.pdf
Beaconsfield path opening,St Lukes Family Ride on Fathers Day, AGM, bike slogan winner,help please, petition, helmets halve head injuries
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_08_05v2.pdf
Dorset ride this Sunday, new planning scheme, TBUGers around the world, paramedics on bikes, bus-bike, Bic Tas AGM, Ride to Work Day
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_06_30.pdf
Disappointing halt to bike lanes, stay visible,safe distance petition, cycling slogan competition,road bike wanted, moving BIG things
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_04_29.pdf
Sunday Waverley Ride, Cycle Torque specials evening next Thursday, Sheffield ride date change, biking will save the economy, etc
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_06_13.pdf
Full Moon Ride THIS SATURDAY, Evandale Rd improvements, Cycle Torque winter deal, new Tas cyclist website, Melbourne rockets, bike survey findings, etc
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_05_26.pdf
West Tamar Hwy shoulder sealing, Saturday easy ride, Sunday intermediate ride, help with research please, TBUG website updated
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_05_11.pdf
Penquite Rd meeting Wed, Saturday morning easy ride,Sunday Sheffield loop, bike friendly workplaces
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_04_09.pdf
St Lukes Entally House Ride next Sunday, insurance brochure, bike week photos, bus bike racks in Hobart, grant ideas? and MORE
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_03_24.pdf
Clips Award for TBUG, activity list, family ride soon,St Lukes Entally ride, bike racks map, safety gear for sale,crazy downhill in Chile and MORE
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_03_02.pdf
Bike Week events, Coffee Ride on Sunday,Gehl Architects for Launceston, bike count numbers up, Penquite Rd Peer Review and MORE
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_02_16.pdf
More regular social rides, overnight tour, Normanstone Rd, Active Bike, Bike Week flyer, help with stall please and MUCH MORE
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_01_31.pdf
Low Head beach ride this Sunday, TBUG Google Group, Normanstone Rd, Artbikes, ride calendar and more
TBUG_Newsletter_2011_01_14.pdf
WT Hwy submission, bikes wanted, website help please, bike-friendly employers? Flinders I cycletour and MORE
TBUG_Newsletter_2010_12_31.pdf
West Tamar Hwy, Amy's Ride, bikes on buses trial, summer cycling carnivals, Sydney cycleways
TBUG_Newsletter_2010_12_18.pdf
Summer rides, West Tamar Hwy, better TBUG membership for families, Hit & Run, Dorset Bug, Bike Hwys
TBUG_Newsletter_2010_12_11.pdf
Festivale bike parking, pre-Christmas morning ride, great St Lukes family ride, etc
TBUG_Newsletter_2010_11_11.pdf
Longford ride this Sunday, Greens Beach next Saturday, new Dorset BUG, Peter's ride trip review, Mini Cooper bike
TBUG_Newsletter_2010_11_02.pdf
Longford Ride, Greens Beach Ride,St Lukes Rocherlea Railtrail Family Ride,helmet theory cracked, no more helmet hair and MORE
TBUG_Newsletter_2010_10_18.pdf
Metro buses, Peter’s Spring Ride, bike deal from Cycle Torque, ABC Giving Tree Ride, lights and rack for sale, seeking Carrick rider, and more
TBUG_Newsletter_2010_09_23.pdf
Full Moon Ride, Vineyard Picnic Ride,Spring 5 Day Ride details, Tamar V Cycle Challenge,Ride to Work Day PRIZES
TBUG_Newsletter_2010_09_16.pdf
Evandale Ride this Sunday, Vineyard Picnic Ride,please come dressed up for Ride to Work Day, vintage helmets,economic value of bike parking, etc
TBUG_Newsletter_2010_09_08.pdf
History Ride this Sunday, bike count, regional bike route for comment, MTB trackwork, folding helmets, lots of rides
TBUG_Newsletter_2010_08_26.pdf
Legana ride on Saturday, History Ride, Great Rickshaw Ride,Active Bike, Penquite Rd, West Tamar Hwy, Bike Art and more
TBUG_Newsletter_2010_08_13.pdf
Newsletter - Penquite Rd, Bike Lanes, AGM, Bike Maintenance Workshop, Full Moon Ride, New Committee, great rides coming up.
TBUG_Newsletter_2010_07_17.pdf
- New bike lanes - road rules, -our AGM, - Beaconsfield path, - grant, - rides coming up, - bike peak hour in Utrecht
TBUG_Newsletter_2010_06_30.pdf
Launceston arterial routes; Bike Parking Map; BMX area comments please; Woolmers Ride; Calendars;
TBUG_Newsletter_2010_06_10.pdf
Upcoming AGM Committee activities Arterial routes ride Hagley 45km ride Full Moon ride BMX area ideas Beaconsfield-Beauty Pt path Bike Touring Basics eBook Bike Joke Knitted Bike Melbourne Bike Hire
TBUG_Newsletter_2010_05_15.pdf
Newsletter 15/5/10 - Rides coming up - Discount breakfasts - Riding on footpaths - Ideas for bike stands, locks and winter riding - New book on rides of Tas
TBUG_Newsletter_2010_04_18.pdf
Newsletter 18/4/10 - Upcoming rides inc. Hillwood family ride and St Lukes Rosevale Ride. - Bike lights review - Ride reports - etc
TBUG_Newsletter_2010_03_31.pdf
Progress on the West Tamar Hwy. Recent rides and more coming up. Dutch Gazelle bike. Understanding cyclists article by Jack Edwards. Bike Week feedback. Winners of free helmets. Brisbane Cycle Centre opened.
TBUG_Newsletter_2010_03_11.pdf
State Bike Week, including launch, Ride Launceston and upcoming activities. David Bartlett announced pledges for cycling infrastructure if Labour re-elected. Active Bike program. Ways to separate bikes from cars.
TBUG_Newsletter_2010_03_02.pdf
Newsletter 3/2/2010 - Bike Week activities coming up - Gehl Architect lecture coming up - Poll on Bike Racks on Buses - Poll on Edgemarkings on Narrow Roads - Cycle touring with dogs in trailers - Bad road repairs
TBUG_Newsletter_2010_02_15.pdf
Bike Week activities etc coming up. Gehl Architects coming to Launceston. Noodles to make cycling safer. West Tamar Hwy report presented and getting results. Invermay Rd sealed. State Govt Walking & Cycling Strategy. Rearview mirror update. Link from Rocherlea Trail to Remount Rd.
TBUG_Newsletter_2009_12_05.pdf
TBUG Newsletter 5/12/09: Nthn Suburbs Route approved, Moonlight Ride, Ride Leaders Please, Active Launceston Expo help please, Sally’s Ride, Launceston Heavy Vehicle Route, Xtracycle Kit and Bike Commute Tips Blog, New Rules for Bikes, rides from Cycling South, Bike Film Festival for Launceston? Welcome member letters going out
TBUG_Newsletter_2009_11_12.pdf
Newsletter 12/11/09
TBUG_Newsletter_2009_10_23.pdf
Newsletter 23/10/09
TBUG_Newsletter_2009_10_10.pdf
Newsletter 10/10/09
TBUG_Newsletter_2009_10_05.pdf
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