News

May 31st, 2017

Work on Eudlo Creek Bridge on David Low Way in Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast is now complete. The new bridge replaces the need to use a very narrow and busy vehicle bridge, with a much improved crossing alternative for riders and pedestrians. The bridge provides a safe, usable option connecting the Sunshine Coast’s CBD…

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May 20th, 2017

Bike Week 2017 saw Brisbane host the Australian Bicycle Summit for the first time. Many attendees stayed on at the Queensland Cricketers Club at the Gabba for a fine night’s dining, talking and listening at the Cycling Promotion Fund’s national achievement awards for 2017. BQ was thrilled to receive the leadership Award, through CEO Ben…

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April 28th, 2017

Pictured: Stage 1 concept. See full version. Last week featured the joint state-federal government announcement of commencement of the Ipswich Motorway upgrade (widening) between Darra and Oxley. The good news for us is cycling will be included in this upgraded 3km section. It will connect to existing previous cycling upgrades through the motorway works to…

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April 24th, 2017

The days are getting shorter quite suddenly and statistics show the worst time for cycle crash incidents are the morning and evening dawn/dusk failing light periods when many of us are out training or commuting to work. So do what you can to make your commute safer by being well lit and wearing visible clothing…

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April 20th, 2017

Queensland Minister for Main Roads the Hon. Mark Bailey will deliver the Key Note Address at the 2017 Australian Bicycle Summit and Cycling Luminaries Awards in Brisbane during Queensland Bike Week (May 6 – 14). Bicycle Queensland CEO Ben Wilson, an Australian Bicycle Summit delegate for 20 years, is excited to welcome the Australian Bicycle…

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March 31st, 2017

Don’t keep putting up with discomfort or subpar performance when riding. Our friends at Bike Fit Studio are offering BQ members a special discounted bike fitting session. Have your riding style analysed with the latest motion sensor technology and see your bike optimised for your style of riding, no matter if it’s on-road, off-road or…

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March 19th, 2017

National Ride2School Day on Friday March 17 saw thousands of students riding, scooting, skating and walking to school as part of this active travel program. Fifty-three Queensland schools took part, including schools in Julia Creek and the Torres Strait.  Closer to home, BQ attended Virginia State School, Elimbah State School and Our Lady Help of…

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March 16th, 2017

BQ is often asked for clarification on legal issues confronting members from incidents or sites of confusion. One is regarding motor vehicles turning left across a rider’s path, sometimes referred to as a ‘left hook’ (to use boxing parlance). BQ believes that staying safe is your primary concern, so each rider needs to ride in…

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February 27th, 2017

The new, dedicated three-metre-wide pedestrian and cycle bridge over Eudlo Creek on David Low Way is well underway and due for completion at the end of March. The bridge is being constructed to the north of the existing road bridge. The project is another example of the State Government assisting local councils to jointly fund…

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February 27th, 2017

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will offer an opportunity for behaviour change, with cycling being promoted not just as a sport but as a critical and viable transport option. Preparations for the Games have already seen the opening of the new Anna Meares Velodrome at Chandler in Brisbane and an upgrade of the MTB trails in…

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