Month: May 2018

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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