Your Bike & Public Transport
Bikes are permitted on some forms of public transport in Brisbane.
However, there is no real point in bringing your bike on public transport if only to store it at UQ, so try to arrange secure parking where you catch the public transport. Ask about the secure bike lockers at most Citytrain stations.
Cycling in bus lanes is permitted which can be helpful in the CBD, but cycling along actual busways is understandably not allowed.
Brisbane city does not provide any bicycle facilities on buses. There was a trial of bike racks on buses started in 2002, but there are no longer any buses with racks available.
Bikes are not permitted on trains during peak times (although you may take your bike in the opposite direction of peak traffic.) Peak times are considered to be 7:00-9:30 AM and 3:00-6:30 PM on work days (ie Monday to Friday.) Weekends are generally safe to travel on the train, although if the carriage becomes full you may be asked to alight to make room for passengers.
Passengers can take bikes on all CityCat and Council ferry services but this is dependent on capacity. Try to avoid peak times because ferries will tend to fill up with commuters. Bikes are also permitted on most passenger ferries in the Redlands Bay area (particularly to Lamb Island, Macleay Island, and Coochiemudlo Island.) For more information call Brisbane City Council on 3403 8888.
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