Month: February 2018

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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