Month: June 2018

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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