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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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February 17th, 2018

Riding a bike along the Ipswich Motorway between Rocklea and Darra will soon be much safer, with thanks to the inclusion of cycleways in the $400 million upgrade. Detailed designs for the project, which is jointly funded by the State and Federal Governments, were released on Friday. CEO of Bicycle Queensland, Anne Savage, welcomed the…

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February 13th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland supports Presumed Liability Laws and has asked the Government to introduce them in Queensland. Read our position statement to find out more. BQ Position Statement on Presumed Liability Laws If you support our call, please become a member, share our position statement, and help make Queensland roads safer.

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February 12th, 2018

In an Australian first, Bicycle Queensland has launched a psychological debrief service for Queensland riders affected by adverse road events such as accidents or near misses. The 24/7 phone-based service will be available on-demand and provided by one of Australia’s leading critical incident assistance providers, OAS. CEO of Bicycle Queensland, Anne Savage, said the service…

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February 9th, 2018

Thousands of Brisbane city cyclists and tourists are set to benefit from a proposed new riverwalk to make bike riding between the City Reach Boardwalk and the Botanic Gardens safer and more enjoyable. The new section of pathway will be roughly as long as the playing area at the Gabba, at 176 metres in length,…

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February 8th, 2018

Bike riders in Brisbane are likely to arrive at their destination more quickly than car drivers, according to a new national commuter survey. The survey, by transport giant Here Technologies, found the fastest commutes into Brisbane’s CBD from Windsor, Bowen Hills, Milton, Logan, Ipswich, and Caboolture all involved a combination of riding and public transport….

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February 7th, 2018

Bike sharing in Queensland just got easier, with thanks to a new partnership between Bicycle Queensland and the world’s leading equipment sharing platform, Quipmo. Thousands of Queensland bike owners stand to profit from the partnership, which is expected to offer a new sightseeing drawcard for domestic and international tourists. CEO of Bicycle Queensland, Anne Savage,…

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February 5th, 2018

CLAIM THE DATE, CARVE-UP ON THE DAY South East Queenslanders who want to get fit fast are being urged to register and start training in Bicycle Queensland’s Great Brisbane Bike Ride, with just twelve weeks to go until event day on Sunday April 29. CEO of Bicycle Queensland, Anne Savage, said the signature event could…

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February 2nd, 2018

Congratulations to Jan from Lower Hutt — winner of our Cycle Queensland New Zealand promotion! Jan has scored an all-expenses paid trip for two people to Cycle Queensland this 2-9 September, valued at over $4000! The prize includes return flights for two people from Auckland to Cairns, three nights’ accommodation in a four-star Cairns hotel,…

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February 1st, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has teamed with a leading Queensland law firm urging frequent road cyclists to use cameras on their bikes, in a bid to build evidence against dangerous driving. The call marks the launch of a joint campaign by McInnes Wilson Lawyers and Bicycle Queensland to improve safety for cyclists. The project is the first…

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January 31st, 2018

The Great Brisbane Bike Ride & Coot-tha Challenge pre-sale is now open.  Sign-up by Tuesday, 13 February, to take advantage of some great benefits including a limited-edition jersey and free Scody socks. Choose your fitness challenge — we have 110km, 75km and 40km rides — suitable for riders of all ages and fitness levels. Thrill-seekers…

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January 30th, 2018

Pedestrians and bike riders in regional areas will benefit from an $8.5 million State Government investment in transport safety infrastructure, with Bicycle Queensland welcoming the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to reducing the state’s road toll. CEO of Bicycle Queensland, Anne Savage, said investments in road safety infrastructure would save Queensland lives. “We commend the Palaszczuk Government…

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January 29th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland is urging cyclists to be aware and take extra care while riding in afternoon peak hour traffic between 4pm and 5pm and on Saturday mornings, following the release of new data on road fatalities. The data, published last week, reveals 1,280 cyclists have died on Australian roads since 1989, with experts warning the…

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January 25th, 2018

Discover the tropics from Daintree to Cairns via the Atherton Tablelands as part of an all-inclusive event offering food, entertainment and so much more! Cycle Queensland’s 2018 pre-sale is open and we’re offering discounted registration until February 8! For a limited time, members who register for Cycle Queensland during our exclusive pre-sale event will receive…

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January 22nd, 2018

Riding a bike is great, maybe even the greatest, says Bicycle Queensland. The state’s peak organisation for two-wheeled exhilaration is calling for more kids to ride to school. New survey data has found most children get to and from school by car, with as few as 8 per cent enjoying the enjoyment of riding a…

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