News

April 2nd, 2020

Supporting your physical and mental wellbeing is very important during the COVID-19 outbreak, equally as important is stopping the spread of the virus. Cycling has seen a boost recently with people having more time and looking for a great way to get some fresh air and has minimal risk of infection. We continue to support riders and recommend they follow all government rules and guidelines regarding exercising outdoors and self-isolation.

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April 1st, 2020

During these challenging times it is wonderful to see more folks and families returning to cycling to support their physical and mental wellbeing. We are also seeing an uptake in active transport as cycling provides a fun, cheap and healthy alternative to public transport.

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March 30th, 2020

To help the cycling community and our membership understand what the Coronavirus’ impact is on their personal riding, BQ is ensuring we are keeping you up to date with advice on how to ride safely and the upgrades to social-distancing restrictions. 

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March 25th, 2020

It is all of our responsibility to try to avoid spreading this virus to protect the most vulnerable in our community. The team at BQ also advises members invest more time in their route planning and select connections which minimise risk when cycling – even if this results in an indirect route to the one…

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March 24th, 2020

Advocacy is one of three pillars of Bicycle Queensland’s activity (along with membership and events). Here’s a snapshot of the last three months of advocacy work that our team has been involved with. Not included in this list is the regular interactions via phone and email with BQ members and other bike riders on safety…

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March 20th, 2020

COVID-19 Update. The BQ team and Management committee remain vigilant and adaptive to the guidance being provided by the Council of Australian Government (COAG). The COAG now prohibits non-essential gatherings of groups of 100 people or more and requires 14-day isolation of anyone arriving from overseas.

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March 17th, 2020

Whilst it is Bicycle Queensland’s mission to inspire and sustain the ever-expanding community of active commuters of all ages and all abilities; the health and well-being of our community must always remain at the forefront of our practices.

After extensive consultation, and in line with the recommendations of Queensland Health, Bicycle Queensland has made the decision to cancel BIKE with Brisbane – Active commute day, which was set to be held this Wednesday 18th March 2020.

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February 13th, 2020
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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