Month: September 2018

September 27th, 2018

The vision of zero deaths on Queensland roads could be one step closer to reality today, following confirmation the State Government is working towards the establishment of a Road Safety and Healthy Travel Commission. The move follows calls from Bicycle Queensland to step up the fight against preventable deaths and road tragedy. Bicycle Queensland CEO…

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September 25th, 2018

The Brisbane Metro will easily support over 10,000 weekly bike trips across the Victoria Bridge, with new design plans released today. The revised plans include a separated two-way cycleway on the upstream side of the bridge and cycle lanes on Melbourne Street. Bicycle Queensland CEO, Anne Savage, applauded the announcement. “This is truly a project…

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September 17th, 2018

OPINION PIECESINCE 2016, about 1.5 million traffic tickets have been handed out in Queensland, and about 600,000 of these were for motor vehicle speeding — equal to around 44 per cent. Traffic tickets issued to cyclists for speeding account for about .01 per cent of tickets issued. Of greater concern, Queensland Government research shows 94…

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September 6th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has commended Brisbane City Council for making Brisbane safer for people who walk and ride, following the decision to lower speed limits around dozens of suburban shopping and dining precincts in Brisbane to 40km/h. The measure will be introduced this year, with retail precincts at Sunnybank and Stones Corner among the first areas to…

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September 4th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has welcomed Brisbane City Council’s decision to cut the speed limit on Ann Street from 60km/hr to 40km/hr, in a move that brings Ann Street into line with all other CBD streets except Turbot Street. The action follows Lord Mayor Graham Quirk’s launch of a citywide walking and cycling safety review, in the…

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