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June 21st, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has strongly backed a State Government feasibility study into an elevated cycleway along the Bicentennial Bikeway at Queen’s Wharf. Bicycle Queensland CEO, Anne Savage, welcomed the announcement by Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey. “This feasibility study is an important first step to radically enliven an iconic piece of Queensland infrastructure,”…

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June 13th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has welcomed a $43.7 million bikeway investment in the Brisbane City Council Budget. The funding is the largest single-year allocation to bikeways in Council’s history. Spending includes $8.5 million for the Indooroopilly Bikeway, $4 million for the Botanic Gardens Riverwalk, $2.9 million for Stage 1 of the Kangaroo Point Bikeway and $3.2 million…

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June 13th, 2018

LETTER TO THE EDITOR This week is Men’s Health Week. Last Friday the world lost Anthony Bourdain to suicide. My request today is for you to check on your mates and those you ride with. We need to do better at encouraging men to reach out. Men take their own lives at four times the…

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June 5th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has applauded Brisbane City Council’s decision not to proceed with the controversial Land Street Tunnel. Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner announced the decision today. Bicycle Queensland CEO, Anne Savage, welcomed the move and said the project was costly and unnecessary. “The proposed Land Street Tunnel project was high cost and low benefit – bike…

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June 1st, 2018

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor, This Sunday is International World Bicycle Day. Winter in Queensland is the perfect time to ride – whether you’re a beginner, a lapsed bike lover, or a pro, get in the saddle and enjoy the cooler temperatures, fresh air, and warm sunshine. World Bicycle Day is a United Nations…

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May 31st, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has welcomed the State Government’s announcement that it will fund the design and business case for the Wangetti Trail – a 76km world-class bike and walkway. The mountain bike and hiking trail would link the tropical landscapes between Palm Cove and Port Douglas beside the Great Barrier Reef, solidifying its potential as a…

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May 30th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has welcomed news this morning that Thursday Island locals are set to benefit from more than $1 million in additional cycleway funding. Stage 3 of the Thursday Island Cycleway will be funded this year as part of the Cycle Network and Local Government Grants Program for 2018-19. Stage 3 is worth $1.38 million…

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May 29th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland is offering Queenslanders one of the first opportunities to experience the longest rail trail in Australia, while enjoying the scenic beauty and history of South-East Queensland on July 27-29. Around 280 riders are expected to take part in the Yarraman to Wulkuraka three-day trail ride – an end-to-end adventure along the Brisbane Valley…

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May 25th, 2018

Driver distraction and mobile phone use is set to cause a 17 per cent increase in Queensland road fatalities between now and 2030, prompting calls for new countermeasures to stop driver distraction and strengthen road safety. The data – just released by the Federal Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities – predicts nearly 290…

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May 17th, 2018

A new smartphone app is set to lift legal protection for bike riders involved in crashes and close passes with vehicles, making it easier for cyclists to file claims against third parties. The app has been developed by Cycle Law with the endorsement of Bicycle Queensland, to better assist bike riders who get hurt or…

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May 15th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has welcomed news this morning that Brisbane City Council is moving ahead on the Indooroopilly bikeway connecting the existing Western Freeway Bikeway at Indooroopilly to UQ at St Lucia. The project will include a cycling and pedestrian bridge over the Brisbane River from Witton Road at Indooroopilly through Foxton Street near the Walter…

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May 14th, 2018

Cheapskates have short-changed participants in Bicycle Queensland’s Great Brisbane Bike Ride by joining the ride without registering and paying for the privilege. The thoughtless free riders were captured in official event photos riding alongside registered participants along the Inner City Bypass, which was closed to all other traffic on the day. Bicycle Queensland CEO Anne…

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May 9th, 2018

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 Dear Editor, With thanks to the enthusiasm and action of communities across Queensland, Bike Week 2018 was a huge success. This year, for the first time, Bicycle Queensland adopted a theme – ‘Bikeways build better communities’ – calling on Queenslanders to saddle up and raise awareness of…

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April 26th, 2018

What do you get when you cross 2000 recreational bike riders with 1000 fruit buns, 2000 muesli bars and bananas, 3000 litres of water, and more lolly bags than a Royal baby’s birthday party? The Great Brisbane Bike Ride! And it’s on this Sunday. The ride will be Queensland’s biggest event for Bike Week, with…

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April 19th, 2018

A record number of women are expected to take part in this year’s Pier to Point Women’s Ride along the scenic Sandgate and Redcliffe foreshore in celebration of Bike Week 2018. The annual event aims to increase female participation in everyday cycling. Bicycle Queensland CEO Anne Savage said the event would celebrate women on bikes….

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April 18th, 2018

Extreme sport lovers who want to try something new are being urged to attend a Cyclocross spectacular at Chandler’s Anna Meares Velodrome on Sunday 6 May in celebration of Bike Week. The sport has been likened to ‘Tough Mudder’ on wheels. Bicycle Queensland CEO, Anne Savage, said riders and spectators were in for a thrill….

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April 15th, 2018

The United Nations General Assembly has declared June 3 World Bicycle Day, recognising the need to strengthen and coordinate efforts to promote sustainable transportation and healthy human development. CEO of Bicycle Queensland, Anne Savage, welcomed the declaration. “World Bicycle Day has been created with the unanimous support of UN Member States in an acknowledgement of…

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April 4th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has today called on the State Government to consider the creation of a Road Safety and Active Transport Commission. The proposed Commission would spearhead efforts to reduce the state’s road toll and promote a healthy and safe transport future for all Queenslanders. The call coincides with a Parliamentary Committee hearing this morning into…

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April 4th, 2018

New data on road crashes reported to the police has found nearly 800 cyclists are injured on Queensland roads each year, costing the economy over $220 million annually. The data, taken from the latest release of the Queensland Road Crash Database, reports 13,490 crashes over the period from 2001 to 2017, representing an average of…

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March 29th, 2018

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Thursday, March 29, 2018 Safe driving and cycling this Easter Dear Editor, This Easter let’s keep all Queenslanders safe on our roads. Travel at a safe speed, don’t get distracted, and stay off the road if you’re tired or tipsy. Whether you’re driving a car, riding a bike, or scooting around…

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March 28th, 2018

Greater action on enforcement needed Nearly one in four drivers who overtake cyclists on higher speed roads are breaking the law and passing too close, according to new research by QUT’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety. The expert study of nearly 2000 overtaking occasions at 15 sites across Queensland found an overall non-compliance…

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March 22nd, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has welcomed Brisbane City Council’s announcement that construction on the Woolloongabba Bikeway will commence in June. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has issued a call for tenders to deliver this key piece of cycling infrastructure, which will provide a safe corridor for cyclists travelling along Stanley Street and Annerley Road in both directions. “The…

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March 16th, 2018

Dear Editor, On Friday March 23 we’re calling on all Queenslanders to get our next generation grinning and on their bikes to school. It’s National Ride2School Day and an opportunity to give our children the gift of fun and freedom that comes with riding a bike. Of concern, only 1 in 5 Queensland kids currently…

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March 8th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland and Brisbane City Council have teamed up to bring bikes back to Brisbane neighbourhoods, in a bid to help boost community enjoyment of the great outdoors. The free family-friendly “In Your Neighbourhood” event will be held at Norman Creek Bikeway on Saturday March 17 from 8-11am. Bicycle Queensland CEO Anne Savage urged families…

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March 1st, 2018

From: Anne Savage Sent: Thursday, 1 March 2018 6:43 AM To: Chris Honnery Subject: Presumed Liability Laws Hi Chris, Let me know if you have time for a chat this morning about the presumed liability story on page 9? I respect Paul’s comments and understand the RACQ’s position. Is the adjective ‘bizarre’ in your lead…

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February 28th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has called on the Queensland Government to introduce Presumed Liability Laws, following the release of new data revealing 75 per cent of Queensland drivers admit to using mobile phones while driving, and 27 road fatalities were caused by driver distraction in 2017. Bicycle Queensland CEO, Anne Savage, said more needed to be done…

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February 27th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has welcomed the Queensland Government’s commitment to improving cycling infrastructure in Mackay, with funding for upgraded shared paths announced today. The works are part of the Government’s $17 million investment to support the delivery of safe cycling infrastructure by local governments across the state in 2017-18. Bicycle Queensland CEO, Anne Savage, said works…

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February 24th, 2018

Cycling tourism could generate hundreds of millions of dollars for the Queensland economy each year, revitalising regional economies and boosting small business growth. According to the latest available data, the adventure travel market is growing by about 65 per cent yearly. Bicycle Queensland CEO, Anne Savage, said Queensland was strongly positioned to capitalise on a…

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February 21st, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has warned the accidental clash between plans for Queen’s Wharf and the Brisbane Metro could create safety risks for cyclists and pedestrians downstream if a solution is not found soon. Brisbane City Council’s ‘Superbus’ Brisbane Metro project plans to create three bus lanes across Victoria Bridge, closing the bridge to cars and bikes….

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February 20th, 2018

Questions received from the Brisbane Times, and Bicycle Queensland’s answers. Destination Brisbane Consortia in 2016 have proposed a “pedestrian-only” bridge from the Queen’s Wharf site on the north side of the Brisbane River across to South Bank as part of the Queen’s Wharf casino and hotel complex. The Brisbane Times understands some groups are unhappy…

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February 19th, 2018

With petrol prices on the verge of hitting a three-year high, Bicycle Queensland is urging Queenslanders to switch from driving to riding in a bid to beat cost of living pressures. Petrol prices are forecast to spike at about 150c per litre in coming days — obliterating the average 130c per litre by 20 cents…

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February 19th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland is calling on Gold Coast residents and visitors to switch to bike riding during the Comm Games, in a bid to save the Coast from any traffic chaos. Bicycle Queensland CEO Anne Savage said getting to the Commonwealth Games by bike was guaranteed to be the best and fastest form of transport. “The…

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February 19th, 2018

I have an admission to make — when I joined Bicycle Queensland in January this year I didn’t really know how to ride a bike. I thought derailleurs was something that happened when a train skipped its tracks and I had absolutely no idea why anyone in their right mind would choose to wear padded…

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February 19th, 2018

In a Queensland first, Toowoomba’s Bicycle User Group has teamed up with Bicycle Queensland in a bid to boost cycling in the Darling Downs. The deal includes comprehensive public liability and personal accident insurance for community members who joint the Toowoomba Region BUG. CEO of Bicycle Queensland, Anne Savage, said she hoped the partnership would…

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February 17th, 2018

Brisbane has been recognised as Australia’s best city on the global Sustainable Cities Mobility Index, ranking 48th overall and featuring as the only Australian city listed in the Top 50. The Index assesses transport mobility across three areas of sustainability – social, environmental, and economic, giving an indicative ranking of 100 cities worldwide. CEO of…

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