Queensland wins bid to host 2019 International Cycling Safety Conference
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 & Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) from 18-20 November next year.
Bicycle Queensland, QUT, Brisbane Marketing, Brisbane City Council, and the Department of Transport and Main Roads will jointly support the conference and associated social activities.
CEO of Bicycle Queensland, Anne Savage, welcomed the news.
“Queensland is rapidly establishing a reputation for supporting safe community cycling.
“This is a credit to QUT and the team at CARRS-Q, who have earned international acclaim for road safety and injury prevention research and education.
“The conference will bring together world-leading experts to share information and knowledge on cycling safety, driving new developments in community cycling at the local, national, and international levels.
“The conference will showcase some of the very best bikeways in Australia, including the Veloway 1 and Bicentennial Bikeway.
“It will also generate new enthusiasm for the completion of major projects such as the final stages of the North Brisbane Bikeway, proving once again the value that cycling contributes to our community.”
The conference will be held at QUT’s Gardens Point Campus in Brisbane, with a scientific and social program with opportunities for community involvement.
To find out more about the event, being held this year in Barcelona, click here.