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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 PIECESINCE 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 94…

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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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June 26th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has welcomed news that Cairns Regional Council will invest around $13 million over two years to create a cycle link from Cairns City to Palm Cove. The Northern Beaches Leisure Trail will take shape in two major stages, with $7.7 million to be spent on works between Trinity Beach and Palm Cove in…

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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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