Cracking on cycleway
Nov 2014. The embankment just north of the Risdon Road bridge has been subsiding and causing cracking on the cycleway which has become more prevalent in the past 12 months. HCC is investigating options for addressing the problem which is believed to be caused by poor drainage. The cycleway may need to be closed through this section for a week in order to carry out repairs. A decision will be made shortly with works possibly commencing in December 2014.
New signage and chicane gates
May 2014. A chicane gate has been removed from each road crossing on the Intercity Cycleway as part of a signage project. The entrances to the cycleway are now more accessible, especially for people on recumbant bikes, tandems or towing trailers. The remaining gates have been refurbished and installed with new signs attached to them. The signage has been done in accord with DIER's cycleway signage guidelines so that bike route signage across Tasmania is consistent with the same colour scheme and format. The Glenorchy section of the cycleway will be done as stage 2 and planning work is underway.
Nov 2013. Cycling South, in conjunction with Glenorchy and Hobart City Councils is reviewing the signage on the Intercity Cycleway. The signage is dated and inconsistent and some intersections such as the Tasman Bridge have no signage at all. Vandalism and exposure to the elements have also taken their toll. New signage and redesigned chicane gates are expected to be installed in the Hobart Council section over the next few months.
Sept 2013. Hobart City Council has constructed a gravel pathway to connect the Intercity Cycleway to the playground and amenities at Cornelian Bay.
Sept 2013. New pavement markers have been installed at locations where there is potential for conflict and the need for bike riders to ride slowly through these sections. The markers are located at New Town High School, Zero Davey cafe and hotel, and outside the Marine Board building to remider riders to take care and ride slowly.
Aug 06. Work has commenced on the new picnic area near the start of the Cycleway at the Regatta Grounds. Paving and landscaping has been carried. Members of the Hobart Bicycle Advisory Committee planted 64 new trees on 30 July 2006.