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The keys to safe cycling are courtesy, consideration and consistency. Treat other road and path-users as you would wish to be treated. Remain alert at all times, be visible and predictable, and follow the road rules. Remember that bicycles are legally recognised as vehicles, and, consequently, cyclists have the same rights, and responsibilities, as other road users.
Essentials on your bike: a rear reflector, an effective brake, and a helmet on your head a bell, and, for low light times, a front white light, a rear red light.
Did you know that the bicycle is the most efficient means of transport available? And, one of the cheapest (only walking is even easier on your wallet).
- Click here for Safe Cycling Principles, Tips and Information [PDF - 118KB]
- Click here for Cycling Signs [PDF - 281B]
Cycling on University sites is managed by Transport Systems, Property & Facilities Division. Transport Systems is also responsible for bicycle infrastructure such as racks and secure storage rooms. Entry to secure storage rooms is effected by means of the staff and student ID card which is encoded for the appropriate room. There is no priority, and access is provided on a first-come, first-in basis. Once encoded, access is continued until the person graduates or leaves employment. Undergraduates who proceed to a higher degree will need to remember to re-apply for access.
Cycling is encouraged by the University because, other than walking, it is the most environmentally sustainable mode of transport available to commuters and visitors. A sign of its intent to support bicycle-users is the development of a plan to provide a number of secure storage rooms for bicycles at appropriate places on the St Lucia campus, together with improved stands in open-air bicycle-parking areas. The plan will be gradually implemented through the next five years, so that campus-users will have a realistic alternative to motorised transport, and at the same time have the comfort of leaving their bicycle in secure conditions while they go off to work or study.
The Eleanor Schonell Bridge (popularly known as the Green Bridge) is a further example of the University's desire to ensure that the main campus enhances its reputation as a green, friendly, and accessible icon within greater Brisbane. The new cable-stayed bridge spans the Brisbane River linking Dutton Park to the University's St Lucia campus and has two 70-metre high piers and a 114-metre span. Opened on 17th December 2006, it is the first bridge in Australia designed exclusively for buses, cyclists and pedestrians, as well as the first public transport bridge built in Australia since the early 1900s. The construction of the bridge required the creation of a new road through Dutton Park, the expansion of Annerley Road, a new bus station for the University of Queensland (UQ Lakes terminus), and the permanent redirection of College Road on the St Lucia campus.
Cycling Queensland, in operation since 1893, is the governing body for competitive cycling in Queensland and is affiliated to the national body - Cycling Australia - and the International body - UCI.
Cycling Promotion Fund
The Cycling Promotion Fund presents a belief that cycling is a safe, popular and convenient activity for people of all ages whether it is used for great recreation, or for leisure, family, touring, transport, fitness, or sport activity. Riding a bike to school has become the norm again. Children have independent mobility and lead active and healthy lifestyles.
- Telephone (07) 9818 5400
- Facsimile: (07) 9818 4535
Bicycle Queensland is a community and advocacy body for cyclists and cycling in Queensland.
- Telephone: (07) 3844 1144
- Email: email@example.com
Brisbane City Council
The Brisbane City Council provides and manages a range of bicycle infrastructure, and provides a website that has downloadable PDF bike maps for the whole of Brisbane, as well as links to information on bikeway safety and bike shelters.
- Telephone (07) 3403 8888
UQ Bicycle User Group (UQBUG)
If you are interested in contributing to planning for better infrastructure - storage rooms, bicycle racks, shower facilities, lockers - or, simply to compare notes with other bicycle users, then contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
bikeqld - Cycling in Queensland
Bikeqld is an unmoderated mailing list for cyclists in Queensland, and is designed to facilitate discussion about cycling-related topics in the State. Such topics may include discussions of policy and planning, announcements of rides, local touring information, and trip reports, etc.
The Integrated Regional Cycle Network Plan
The Integrated Regional Cycle Network Plan (IRCNP) for south east Queensland was launched on 6 August 2003, and established an overarching framework to guide the provision of a co-ordinated and well-connected network of cycling infrastructure throughout the region.
The Australian Bicycle Council's - Cycling Resource Centre - Information Solutions
In an effort to create more liveable places, live longer and healthier lives, enable a variety of transport options, and decrease carbon emissions, the federal, state and local governments have worked together through the Australian Bicycle Council (ABC) to establish a Cycling Resource Centre (CRC). The CRC provides users with information on all issues related to cycling in one convenient location. The resources are available for use by educators, planners, event managers, students, engineers and cyclists. The site includes hundreds of links to information covering the following topics:
- Engineering & planning
- Education & training
- Encouragement & promotion
- Enforcement & road safety
The CRC is a one stop shop for all the information that you may require to plan, design, source funding, build, maintain and access cycling as a recreational or transport option. You are encouraged to have a look at the site, tell your friends and colleagues about it, and sign up for the quarterly ABC - CRC newsletter. If you are aware of other interesting topics or have developed new ideas or technologies that relate to cycling, email email@example.com.
What is Bikely?
Put very simply, Bikely helps cyclists share knowledge of good bicycle routes. It can be quite tricky traversing a car-dominated city by bicycle, particularly when you need to travel an unknown route to a new destination. However, the chances are, someone has cycled that way before you. Bikely makes it easy for him or her to show you the best way. Visit www.bikely.com
Please forward your ideas for improvements to facilities at the University of Queensland to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to the State Cycle Unit for providing reference material - e-mail: email@example.com
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