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June 7th, 2019

Resignation of Bicycle Queensland CEO Anne Savage Dear Members, The Management Committee of Bicycle Queensland (BQ) regrets to advise members that Chief Executive Officer Anne Savage has resigned, effective from 1 September 2019. The Management Committee acknowledges Anne’s tireless service to the cause of bicycle riding in Queensland and to BQ. Anne has made her…

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March 27th, 2019

A study of driver attitudes towards cyclists has found nearly one in five drivers have deliberately blocked a cyclist, 11 per cent have deliberately driven too close to a cyclist, and nearly one in ten have used their car to cut a cyclist off on the road. The findings have prompted Bicycle Queensland to repeat…

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March 22nd, 2019

Bicycle Queensland is calling on Queensland parents to gear up and get their kids riding, with National Ride2School Day this Friday 22 March. The state’s peak organisation for two-wheeled exhilaration says cycling to school can be made safe, if more parents leave the car at home and help their kids to ride. As few as…

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March 14th, 2019

The Ethical Standards Command of the Queensland Police Service has been asked to review a series of allegations concerning the handling of safe passing laws in Queensland, following a referral by the Crime and Corruption Commission. The action follows a letter sent by Bicycle Queensland to the Queensland Police Minister, highlighting a number of historical…

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January 31st, 2019

Deputy Premier and Member for South Brisbane Jackie Trad and Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services Mark Ryan MP joined police officers from West End and Bicycle Queensland today to launch a new initiative aimed at increasing bicycle security. Officers from West End have launched a webpage on their local myPolice site, entitled…

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November 28th, 2018

Speed limits will be lowered at three new locations across Brisbane in the first quarter of 2019, with six other precincts identified for future reductions in speed. Council’s Infrastructure Committee has approved new 40km/hr speed zones at Old Cleveland Road Stones Corner, Oxley Road Corinda, and Mains Road and McCullough Street Sunnybank. Sections of Vulture…

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November 13th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has applauded Brisbane City Council’s decision this morning to deliver both stages 1 and 2 of the Indooroopilly Bikeway as a single project. Council’s Public & Active Transport Committee is in session right now. In response to feedback from Bicycle Queensland and many others, the new scope of works now also includes a…

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October 31st, 2018

Congestion-busting green bridges are a key focus of the final Transport Plan for Brisbane, being released today. Bicycle Queensland has commended the plan, which will build a bold new world of public and active transport networks across Brisbane. Bicycle Queensland CEO, Anne Savage, said walking and cycling were key to cutting congestion and improving travel…

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October 29th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has welcomed the Lord Mayor’s announcement today that the speed limit on Brisbane’s Ann Street will be permanently slowed from 60km/h to 40km/h from next week. The change will take effect on Monday (November 5), in a move that brings Ann Street into line with all other CBD streets except Turbot Street. The…

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October 13th, 2018

About 4000 riders are expected to turn out for Bicycle Queensland’s Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge tomorrow, with 250 police, traffic controllers, route marshals, and volunteers working around the clock to ensure the event runs smoothly. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting easing showers, with organisers watching the forecast closely. Bicycle Queensland CEO Anne…

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October 12th, 2018

Brisbane’s Bicentennial Bikeway will today record one million bicycle trips for this year, making it the most popular cycling route in Australia and one of the highest-use bikeways in the world. Bicycle trip counts are monitored by a state-of-the-art electronic bike counter and funded by Brisbane City Council. The local bikeway ranks among the World’s…

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September 27th, 2018

The vision of zero deaths on Queensland roads could be one step closer to reality today, following confirmation the State Government is working towards the establishment of a Road Safety and Healthy Travel Commission. The move follows calls from Bicycle Queensland to step up the fight against preventable deaths and road tragedy. Bicycle Queensland CEO…

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September 25th, 2018

The Brisbane Metro will easily support over 10,000 weekly bike trips across the Victoria Bridge, with new design plans released today. The revised plans include a separated two-way cycleway on the upstream side of the bridge and cycle lanes on Melbourne Street. Bicycle Queensland CEO, Anne Savage, applauded the announcement. “This is truly a project…

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September 17th, 2018

OPINION PIECE SINCE 2016, about 1.5 million traffic tickets have been handed out in Queensland, and about 600,000 of these were for motor vehicle speeding — equal to around 44 per cent. Traffic tickets issued to cyclists for speeding account for about .01 per cent of tickets issued. Of greater concern, Queensland Government research shows…

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September 6th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has commended Brisbane City Council for making Brisbane safer for people who walk and ride, following the decision to lower speed limits around dozens of suburban shopping and dining precincts in Brisbane to 40km/h. The measure will be introduced this year, with retail precincts at Sunnybank and Stones Corner among the first areas to…

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September 4th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has welcomed Brisbane City Council’s decision to cut the speed limit on Ann Street from 60km/hr to 40km/hr, in a move that brings Ann Street into line with all other CBD streets except Turbot Street. The action follows Lord Mayor Graham Quirk’s launch of a citywide walking and cycling safety review, in the…

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August 28th, 2018

Inattentional blindness means drivers do not see 30 per cent of people riding bicycles on roads in major cities, with new Australian research warning that more needs to be done to promote driver awareness of vulnerable road users. The research has prompted Bicycle Queensland to remind Queenslanders to MIND their SMIDSYS, a reference to the…

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August 17th, 2018

A new international study has found bike riding is the most beneficial form of transport for physical and mental health and social interaction. The study of about 9000 people found bicycle use was associated with good self-perceived health, lower perceived stress, better mental health, higher vitality, and fewer feelings of loneliness – while higher frequency…

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August 14th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has backed calls by Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner for the Neville Bonner Bridge to be scrapped, with the cost estimate for the walking-only bridge $40 million above the original estimate. Bicycle Queensland CEO, Anne Savage, urged the State and local government to work together on a solution. “The Neville Bonner Bridge is not…

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August 7th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has welcomed the completion of the final stage of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail through south-east Queensland. Hikers, cyclists and horse-riders can now make their journey along the 161-kilometre trail, with the completion of the final link of the trail between Toogoolawah and Moore. The trail follows the disused Brisbane Valley rail corridor…

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August 6th, 2018

Brisbane has been chosen by an international cycling society to host the 2019 International Cycling Safety Conference. It will be the first time the event has been held in the Southern Hemisphere. Up to 400 delegates are expected to converge on Brisbane for the event, to be hosted by the Centre for Accident Research &…

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August 2nd, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has welcomed news that the State Government has awarded the tender for construction of Stage E of the Veloway 1 (V1 Cycleway). Stage E will provide an elevated bicycle freeway from Birdwood Road, Holland Park to Gaza Road, Tarragindi. This final stage will complete the dedicated 17-kilometre long cycleway between Eight Mile Plains…

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July 19th, 2018

BICYCLE Queensland has called for urgent action on vehicles breaching the state’s close pass legislation for cyclists following the release of a shocking video of an incident on the Gold Coast. Martin Coleman was riding in a bike lane at Burleigh Waters around 10.30am on Tuesday. “Out of nowhere, this car just comes on the…

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July 6th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has backed a call by Labor councillors for a trial of 30km/hr speed limit in Brisbane’s CBD, following a number of tragic incidents in recent months, including two fatalities. The organisation has also welcomed Lord Mayor Graham Quirk’s launch of a citywide pedestrian safety review, which would consider changes to speed limits. Bicycle…

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July 2nd, 2018

Brisbane’s Bicentennial Bikeway is among the most popular cycling routes in the world according to electronic bike count data captured since January 1 this year. The Brisbane route is ranked number five of more 211 counters ranked by Eco Counter across 53 countries — with more than 949,846 trips counted on the bikeway so far…

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June 28th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has renewed its call for a 30km/hr speed limit in Brisbane’s CBD, releasing new data that shows lowering the speed limit reduces deaths and serious injuries from crashes. Nearly 800 cyclists are injured on Queensland roads each year, costing the economy over $220 million annually. The data, taken from the Queensland Road Crash…

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