Month: August 2018

August 28th, 2018

Inattentional blindness means drivers do not see 30 per cent of people riding bicycles on roads in major cities, with new Australian research warning that more needs to be done to promote driver awareness of vulnerable road users. The research has prompted Bicycle Queensland to remind Queenslanders to MIND their SMIDSYS, a reference to the…

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August 17th, 2018

A new international study has found bike riding is the most beneficial form of transport for physical and mental health and social interaction. The study of about 9000 people found bicycle use was associated with good self-perceived health, lower perceived stress, better mental health, higher vitality, and fewer feelings of loneliness – while higher frequency…

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August 14th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has backed calls by Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner for the Neville Bonner Bridge to be scrapped, with the cost estimate for the walking-only bridge $40 million above the original estimate. Bicycle Queensland CEO, Anne Savage, urged the State and local government to work together on a solution. “The Neville Bonner Bridge is not…

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August 7th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has welcomed the completion of the final stage of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail through south-east Queensland. Hikers, cyclists and horse-riders can now make their journey along the 161-kilometre trail, with the completion of the final link of the trail between Toogoolawah and Moore. The trail follows the disused Brisbane Valley rail corridor…

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August 6th, 2018

Brisbane has been chosen by an international cycling society to host the 2019 International Cycling Safety Conference. It will be the first time the event has been held in the Southern Hemisphere. Up to 400 delegates are expected to converge on Brisbane for the event, to be hosted by the Centre for Accident Research &…

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August 2nd, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has welcomed news that the State Government has awarded the tender for construction of Stage E of the Veloway 1 (V1 Cycleway). Stage E will provide an elevated bicycle freeway from Birdwood Road, Holland Park to Gaza Road, Tarragindi. This final stage will complete the dedicated 17-kilometre long cycleway between Eight Mile Plains…

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