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Cycling Workshops – Semester 1, 2017

  • Cycling in traffic – 9th March 2017 – 11am to 12pm
    This session is a great way to learn how to cycle in gentle traffic. Skills covered include avoiding hazards, navigating intersections or roundabouts and changing lanes.

  • Bike maintenance for all – 11th April 2017 – 11am to 12pm
    This is a basic bicycle maintenance course. The session will include tyre changing and other general maintenance hints.

Location – Workshops commence on the outdoor basketball court, next to the Tennis Centre and across the road from the swimming pool on the St Lucia Campus.

Requirements – a well maintained bike, Australian standard helmet, water, and sun protection.

Workshops are open to all ages, are FREE OF CHARGE, and are delivered by AustCycle accredited trainers.

If you would like to attend please phone Cycle Away on 0427 431 481 to reserve your place.


UQ Cycle Safety Campaign

As bicycle use continues to grow across its St Lucia campus, The University of Queensland launched a cycle safety campaign in April 2015, in a bid to raise awareness and lower the risk of accidents. The University has welcomed a 32.5 per cent increase in cyclists at the St Lucia campus since 2011 and continues to encourage cycling as an alternative to driving. The University recognises that cycling is not only a sustainable form of transport with no carbon emissions, it also improves wellbeing, reduces traffic congestion and reduces the need for car-parking infrastructure.

The University has shown its support for cycling in recent years with the development of cycling infrastructure at the St Lucia campus, including the Eleanor Schonell Bridge (Green Bridge), end-of-trip facilities such as secure bike lock-up rooms, bicycle racks, repair stations as well as Brisbane City Council CityCycle stations. As a result, there has been a steady increase in the uptake of cycling by UQ students and staff. But as bike use increases so does the risk of accidents involving cyclists, pedestrians and motorists.

UQ is now stepping up its ongoing campaign to make paths and roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists. The campaign will emphasise safe-cycling workshops, events to promote safe cycling, improved infrastructure, and communication including safe cycling routes and tips for cyclists and motorists. There are a number of tips cyclists should follow for a safer journey, including giving way to pedestrians and sounding your bell to let them know you are passing, always following the road rules, using your lights at night and have reflectors on your bike, and being aware of car doors – allowing a one-metre gap between yourself and vehicles.

There are also a number of tips motorists can follow when sharing the roads with cyclists, such as leaving a one-metre gap when passing a cyclist in a 60km/h or less speed zone and a 1.5 metre gap when the speed limit is more than 60km/h, which is now mandatory under Queensland law, opening your door with your left hand and checking for cyclists, checking blind spots and being patient and considerate. An overview of the laws for motorists passing cyclists and a list of tips for sharing the road with cyclists can be found here.

The University has urged all road users to report all accidents and near misses to security by phoning 3365 1234 or email security@pf.uq.edu.au. The University sees the need to educate international students on the importance of bicycle safety and awareness was another key component of the University’s cycle safety campaign.

The University welcomes any feedback on the campaign. To have your say, email pf@pf.uq.edu.au.


Program Overview

To help reduce parking and traffic problems, and to foster a healthy lifestyle, the University encourages cycling as an alternative to driving to UQ. The University bicycle safety awareness program is underpinned by five key pillars as outlined below.

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  • Cycling in traffic – 9th March 2017 – 11am to 12pm
    This session is a great way to learn how to cycle in gentle traffic. Skills covered include avoiding hazards, navigating intersections or roundabouts and changing lanes.

  • Bike maintenance for all – 11th April 2017 – 11am to 12pm
    This is a basic bicycle maintenance course. The session will include tyre changing and other general maintenance hints.

Location – Workshops commence on the outdoor basketball court, next to the Tennis Centre and across the road from the swimming pool on the St Lucia Campus.

Requirements – a well maintained bike, Australian standard helmet, water, and sun protection.

Workshops are open to all ages, are FREE OF CHARGE, and are delivered by AustCycle accredited trainers.

If you would like to attend please phone Cycle Away on 0427 431 481 to reserve your place.

2 February 2017

Safe Cycling Routes - September 2016

UQ Update - UQ Property & Facilities has produced a map with the safest cycling routes to the University. Click for more

The University encourages cycling as a mode of transport for students, commuters and visitors to UQ.  Roads to the University such as Sir Fred Schonell Drive experience heavy vehicular traffic rendering it at peak times extremely dangerous for cyclists.

UQ Property & Facilities has produced a map with the safest cycling routes to the University, such as Macquarie Street (highlighted). All the information you need about cycling to UQ can be found on the Property & Facilities Cycling @ UQ website.

UQ Update 12 September 2016

Free Cycling Workshops - 2016

UQ Update - The University’s cycle safety awareness program offer a series of free bicycle workshops to UQ staff and students. Click for more

As part of the Cycle Smart, Cycle Safe campaign, the Sustainability Office has partnered with Brisbane City Council’s Cycling Brisbane to offer a series of free bicycle workshops to UQ staff and students in Semester 1 2016. The workshops are tailored to assist cyclists of all abilities to improve their cycling confidence and bike maintenance skills.

Workshops to help you cycle smarter this semester - August 2015

As students and staff get back on their bikes for the start of Semester 2, The University of Queensland is ramping up its cycle safety message with a number of education seminars and practical workshops. Click for more

Workshops to help you cycle smarter this semester

As students and staff get back on their bikes for the start of Semester 2, The University of Queensland is ramping up its cycle safety message with a number of education seminars and practical workshops.

Cycling safety and awareness will be a major theme during this year’s UQ Sustainability Week, which runs from 17-21 August 2015.

A number of lectures and workshops are scheduled for the week – kicking off with a cycling injury prevention seminar on Monday, 17 August 2015.

A Ride to Uni Day will follow on Tuesday, 18 August 2015. There will also be a lunchtime lecture on how to improve your ride.

A practical workshop called Back On Your Bike will be held on Wednesday, August 19. The workshop is designed as a refresher course for those who have not cycled in a while and covers basic skills such as handling, setting up your bike, safety checks, braking, using gears effectively, turning and balance.

For a full list of the talks, workshops and tours, or for more information on UQ Sustainability Week, click here.

Bike use continues to increase on campus and UQ kicked off the Cycle Smart, Cycle Safe campaign earlier this year in a bid to raise awareness and lower the risk of accidents.

“Cycling is not only a sustainable form of transport with no carbon emissions, it also improves wellbeing, reduces traffic congestion and reduces the need for car-parking infrastructure,” Manager of Transport Systems for the University of Queensland’s Property and Facilities Division Mark Kranz said.

“There has been a steady increase in the uptake of cycling at UQ but as bike use increases so does the risk of accidents involving cyclists, pedestrians and motorists and we need to educate everyone on the need to share the road safely.”

Road users are urged to report all accidents and near misses to security by phoning 3365 1234 or email security@pf.uq.edu.au.

UQ Sustainability Week - August 2015

Cycle Smart Cycle Safe - 27 April 2015

UQ Update - The University’s cycle safety awareness program is underway with a widespread communication campaign aimed at making paths and roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists. Click for more

Cycle Smart Cycle Safe

The University’s cycle safety awareness program is underway with a widespread communication campaign aimed at making paths and roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists. The campaign emphasises that everyone has a responsibility when it comes to road safety with tips for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists on how to best share the road. Accident hot spots, both on and off campus, are being identified to guide future bicycle infrastructure upgrades and the Property and Facilities Division is creating free workshops to equip inexperienced cyclists with the knowledge and skills to commute safely. For more information visit the Cycle Smart Cycle Safe webpage.

UQ Update 27 April 2015

Cycle Safety - 22 April 2015

Email to UQ Staff & Students - While The University encourages cycling to campus to improve health and personal well-being, I would like to remind all staff of the importance of cycling safety. Click for more

From: Alan Egan, Director, Property & Facilities Division
Sent: 22 April 2015 11:02 AM
Subject: Cycle Safety

UQ Staff & Students

While The University encourages cycling to campus to improve health and personal well-being, I would like to remind all staff of the importance of cycling safety.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving cyclists around campus and the Property and Facilities Division has been stepping up its Cycle Smart, Cycle Safe campaign in recent weeks with the emphasis on raising awareness of cycling safety for bike users, motorists and pedestrians, and lowering the risk of accidents.

Information, including safety guidelines for cyclists and motorists, maps of recommended cycling routes to campus and how to report accidents and near misses, is live on the Property and Facilities Division Cycle Smart, Cycle Safe website.

The Property and Facilities Division has also designed new signs which highlight the important safety messages.  These will be erected in about 40 key locations around the campus within the few days.

Check the Property and Facilities Cycle Smart, Cycle Safe website, as well as campus signs for any updates and developments.

Regards,

Alan Egan, Director
Property & Facilities Division

Cycle Smart Campaign - 17 April 2015

Email to Bike Users - The University of Queensland is stepping up its cycle safety efforts in a bid to raise awareness and lower the risk of accidents through the Cycle Smart, Cycle Safe campaign. Click for more

From: Mark Kranz, Manager Transport Systems, Property & Facilities Division
Sent: 17 April 2015 11:02 AM
Subject: Cycle Smart, Cycle Safe

Dear bike user,

The University of Queensland is stepping up its cycle safety efforts in a bid to raise awareness and lower the risk of accidents through the Cycle Smart, Cycle Safe campaign.

The University has welcomed a 32.5 per cent increase in cyclists at the St Lucia campus since 2011 and continues to encourage cycling as an alternative to driving to help reduce parking and traffic problems and foster a healthy lifestyle.

But as bike use increases so does the risk of accidents involving cyclists, pedestrians and motorists.

The campaign will emphasise safe cycling workshops, events to promote safe cycling, improved infrastructure, and communication including safe cycling routes and tips for cyclists and motorists.

The need to educate international students on the importance of bicycle safety and awareness is another key component of the University’s campaign.

For more information, safety tips, safe cycling routes and how to report accidents, visit www.pf.uq.edu.au/cycling/cyclesmart-cyclesafe/

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