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Cycling at UQ

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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.

Cycling is encouraged by the University because, other than walking, it is the most environmentally sustainable mode of transport available to commuters and visitors.

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.


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City Cycle

Three City Cycle stations are located on the St Lucia campus:

  • Sir William MacGregor Drive (opposite the UQ Athletics Centre)
  • Blair Drive (opposite the David Thiele Swimming Pool)
  • Thynne Road (opposite the Conifer Knoll Carpark)

For more information please visit website www.citycycle.com.au

Department of Transport and Main Roads

For a list of bicycle road rules please visit the TMR website: www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/Queensland-road-rules/Bicycle-rules.aspx

Queensland Cycling

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.

Bicycle Queensland

Bicycle Queensland is a community and advocacy body for cyclists and cycling in Queensland.

Click on the Bike Buddies link under Programs / Ride 2 Work to find a 'Bike Buddy' (an experienced cyclist who can ride to work with you).

Brisbane City Council

The Brisbane City Council provides and manages a range of bicycle infrastructure. Use their online route planner to plan your path before you ride, and sign up to Cycling Brisbane, a program to encourage people of all ages and abilities to cycle.

  • Telephone (07) 3403 8888

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.

Cycling Resource Centre

The CRC provides users with information on bicycle maintenance, equipment tips and hints, and general cycling culture.

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. Visit www.bikely.com

Any suggestions?

Please forward your ideas for improvements to cycling facilities at the University of Queensland to parking@pf.uq.edu.au.

 

 

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