Victoria Park August Closures
Please note extended changes to the temporary closures of Victoria Park pedestrian and cycle path. The UNITY Alliance has not...
Dr Ben Beck, from the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, led the important call from health and transport experts. He expressed his concerns for safety, as our paths and cycleways are inadequate to handle the physical activity requirement during COVID-19.
The Australian Government recognised the importance of remaining physically active during the pandemic, listing exercise as one of four essential activities. As a result, many Australians have been getting active across the country by walking and cycling.Whilst this is positive, many areas lack sufficient space required to maintain critical physical separation.
Bicycle Queensland CEO, Rebecca Randazzo and Dr Beck collaborated on this letter, calling on decision makers to take urgent steps to provide more space for walking and cycling during and after the pandemic. The letter was sent to all State and Territory Transport Ministers and co-signed by over 100 Australian experts and Bicycle Queensland.
In light of Carolyn Lister's tragedy last month, BQ's CEO Rebecca Randazzo is asking for a national change to cyclist and heavy vehicle safety.
UNITY Alliance will need to extend the off-peak closures of the Victoria Park shared user path behind Brisbane Girls Grammar School intermittently until Friday 31 July 2020.