Facebook feed

For those who don’t use Facebook, you can read our recent Facebook posts here.

1 week ago

Brisbane West BUG

More lights! The Ashridge Road bikeway in Darra between Monier Road and Ashridge Road is now lit up!

This is a great improvement making the route between Darra Station and Edenbrooke much more accessible 24x7.

Thanks Matthew Bourke and Brisbane City Council.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

Brisbane West BUG

Centenary Bikeway. Ending Monday right #BetterByBike Love to Ride ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

Brisbane West BUG

Might be windy this weekend, but Brisbane looks a picture. #LoveToRide ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Brisbane West BUG

Our convenor, Chris featured in this week's Quest Community Newspapers Westside News along with Michael Berkman - Greens MP for Maiwar discussing options to improve cycling access to the University of Queensland from Toowong.

There has been some talk of an Indooroopilly Riverwalk style structure, while Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has also flagged two green bridges that could do the job - Toowong to West End, and West End to St Lucia.

Michael Berkman wants to open the discussion about reallocating the space on Sir Fred Schonell Drive to better accommodate and prioritise public and active transport, rather than being fully dedicated to mixed motor traffic as it is now. It's a discussion worth considering, given the time it will take to deliver either two bridges or a riverwalk.

While we fully support the investment in the Indooroopilly Riverwalk, our view is that if the two green bridges are already committed by council then it is hard to justify a Toowong Riverwalk in the same area.

We're pleased to see the public discussion taking place in a constructive and non-partisan way.

What's most pleasing is there's not a discussion about whether a solution is needed, but what the best solution to deliver is. Far cry from a few years ago where even justifying including a bikeway between destinations was a challenge. We're making progress!

We've seen the benefits of opening up public and active transport to UQ with the outstanding success of the Eleanor Schonell Bridge.

We expect the same success with improving the current substandard cycling and bus access from Toowong to UQ! We're looking forward to continuing our work with Brisbane City Council and the State Government to see these improvements move forward.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Brisbane West BUG

Roundabout designs in Australia are dreadful for people walking or cycling. Rarely is there a crossing point at which pedestrians have priority, and bike lanes either disappear or are a strip of paint at the mercy of drivers who, let's face it, would fail colouring in at school because they can't stay inside the lines.

But there is no need to reinvent the wheel. The Dutch worked it out. And England is starting to retrofit their suburban roundabouts accordingly.

We would love to see Brisbane take on designs like this.Construction of a Dutch-style roundabout in Cambridge will start in September and will last over seven months.

One of the first in the UK, it aims to improve safety by making motorists drive more slowly, and giving priority to cyclists and pedestrians.

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-49103794
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Brisbane West BUG

There are a couple of likely impacts to motor vehicle traffic coming up this week.

Locally, the Sumners Road Interchange project is kicking off in earnest. Most works will be between 8pm and 5am to minimise disruption, but will involve reducing the speed limits on Sumners Road to 40kph, and Centenary Motorway to 80kph.

In the city, Extinction Rebellion SEQ is planning a day of action tomorrow, August 6, and as with previous protests, motor vehicle traffic will be disrupted as people take to the streets to call for action on the climate emergency.

We strongly suggest in both instances to look at other options for transport. We might be biased, but we reckon a bike is a great option!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

Brisbane West BUG

Desire Lines! People tell us where paths are needed without sending emails, ringing talkback radio or catching up with a councillor.

They do the talking with their feet.

These examples in Fig Tree Pocket show where people are walking now, and where formal paths would be of value.

We're feeling sorry for the poor grass...

Locations:
Fig Tree Pocket Road, Fig Tree Pocket between Kenmore Road and Sprenger Street.

Jesmond Road approaching Gunnin Street (close to Lone Pine).

FYI Queensland Walks, Cr James Mackay, Michael Berkman - Greens MP for Maiwar
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

Brisbane West BUG

The lights are on! The Centenary Bikeway got a whole lot brighter this evening with the lights on at the Witton Road S-bend and the Fig Tree Pocket Road approach and turnoff to Cliveden Park.

Great work Department of Transport and Main Roads (Queensland)!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Safe streets for everyone