Month: September 2016

September 17th, 2016

Bicycle Queensland was part of the official opening of Stage 1 of the North Brisbane Bikeway on Wednesday 14 September along with Minister for Main Roads Mark Bailey and Member for Brisbane Central Grace Grace. This $3.3 million dollar project runs from Federation Street to Somerset Street at Windsor and features a prioritised on-road bikeway…

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September 12th, 2016

The trials of the bike lanes on Annerley Road and Sylvan Road are progressing well. Annerley Road is much improved, especially the short stretch of physical road separation, with the bike lane infrastructure works now complete. The road is a vast improvement with the risks from the parking cars and doors being flung open now…

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September 10th, 2016

On Sunday August 28 the Logan district policing unit held their first community day as part of Road Safety Week (August 22-28). In the preceding week they had visited two schools to speak with students about driving, speed and road safety. The events at the family day included Fire and Rescue extricating a crash dummy…

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September 8th, 2016

Coral Priestly shoots straight from the hip, albeit fancy replacement hips, when talking about how to take up cycling. “Just join a BUG (Bicycle User Group). That’s where you get your confidence riding in a group on the road,” Coral says. Thousands of kilometres later, Coral is lining up for her fourth Cycle Queensland (CQ)…

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September 6th, 2016

The Minister for Main Roads Mark Bailey welcomed people representing bicycle groups from across the state to Parliament House in August as step one in a process to reinvigorate the Queensland Cycle Strategy 2011–2021, which will be replaced by a new updated policy for 2016–2026. The existing state policy has been successful in parts, but overall…

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September 4th, 2016

ABC 612 breakfast presenter Spencer Howson has seen the light. He’s gone from being critical of ‘cyclists’ to becoming a regular bike rider himself. But how did this change come about? “It’s a bit of a flaw in my personality, that I say something and then don’t always follow through on it. I had said…

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September 2nd, 2016

One of the side benefits of Cycle Queensland, Bicycle Queensland’s annual nine day holiday on wheels, is the opportunity to visit primary schools along the route and spread positive messages about bike riding. This year, the teachers and students of Conondale, Kandanga, Gympie South, Gympie Central, Rainbow Beach, Granville and Maryborough Central Primary Schools are…

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September 1st, 2016

Last Thursday the QPS conducted a friendly intercept of bike riders along the Goodwill Bridge offering free coffees as well as a service for recording bike identification in case of theft. Both the off road motorcycle police, bicycle police and other uniformed police attended from 6.30 to 8.30am with coffee queues of bike riders stretching…

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September 1st, 2016

Work has commenced on the $650 million upgrade of Kingsford Smith Drive from Theodore Road at Eagle Farm to Cooksley Street at Hamilton. It also includes improvement works between Cooksley Street and Breakfast Creek Road at Albion. The centre median is being removed in preparation for moving the shared pedestrian and cyclist pathway from the…

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