Month: November 2017

November 29th, 2017

Brisbane City Council has released concept designs for Stage 1 of the upgrade of the Kangaroo Point bikeway. Bicycle Queensland sees this Brisbane City Council and State Government funded upgrade as an important safety and capacity improvement of a section of Brisbane’s bikeway network which is old and below standard. Stage 1 will upgrade the…

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November 29th, 2017

Ipswich City Council’s network of recreational bikeways continues to expand, increasingly to include off-road options. The council recently released its ‘Cycle Ipswich’ brochure, which details seven recreational rides around Ipswich. The jewel in Ipswich’s crown, the Brassall Bikeway, now features an off-shoot pump track, which is certain to be popular with a younger and more…

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November 29th, 2017

The highly successful Brisbane City Council’s Active School Travel Awards night encapsulated a real behaviour change success story, with school principals, teachers, P&Cs and parents hollering in delight at their schools success in getting more kids travelling more sustainable by active travel. The Brisbane program has spread successfully to the Gold Coast, Ipswich and now…

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November 29th, 2017

A Toowoomba Regional Council led cycling forum in late October was a great and well attended day in the beautiful garden city. The Mayor Paul Antonio, Deputy Mayor Carol Taylor and Cr Chris Tait were some who attended all day, along with Toowoomba region BUG, BQ and other cycling stakeholders, including representatives from the state’s…

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November 29th, 2017

Bicycle Queensland is already going troppo with preparations for CQ18 – Daintree to Cairns well underway. Our first route planning trip is complete and we’re working closely with local councils in the region and Queensland Police to ensure the route for our eight-day tour is simply sublime. In 2018 BQ will also offer four and…

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November 29th, 2017

The world’s largest bike sharing scheme will roll out across the Gold Coast just in time for next year’s Commonwealth Games. Two thousand orange and grey Mobikes will be initially deployed across Southport, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Varsity Lakes. The bikes have been specially designed for the Australian market and feature internal three-speed gears, a…

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November 27th, 2017

Bicycle Queensland has worked with Cycling Brisbane to produce a series of short animations to improve knowledge of existing road rules, and to promote better understanding between people when driving, riding or walking. The videos respond to RACQ research which found that people are confused about some of the road rules that cover riding and…

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November 24th, 2017

It seems that tomorrow’s election is about the really big issues like a coal mine and power costs. Bicycle Queensland has contacted all parties with a list of ideas, partly looking for all parties to agree to continue the current good programs that exist but to also bolster them, particularly in regional centres. Cycling has gone by-the-by…

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November 20th, 2017

Save the date! Cycle Queensland 2018 will run from September 2 – 9. Register your interest now to be the first to know when entries open for our North Queensland adventure early next year: cycleqld.com.au Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more updates in the new year. #CQ18 #Queensland

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November 14th, 2017

Bicycle Queensland has asked the major parties what their policies are for improving Queensland for bike riders in this upcoming State election. Bicycle Queensland’s CEO Ben Wilson said today he was pleased to hear of the ALP’s commitment to complete the North Brisbane Bikeway as far as Price Street, Wooloowin in the next parliamentary term….

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