Monthly Archives: April 2012

Central Ward candidates’ views on Riverwalk

A key issue for voters in Brisbane’s Central Ward is the reconstruction of the section of Riverwalk washed away in last year’s flood. Despite funding for reconstruction being provided by the state and federal government, the current Council has refused … Continue reading

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BCC election summary

We’ve reached the pointy end of the Brisbane City Council election campaign, so it’s time to recap each of the parties’ policies and commitments, so you can make an informed choice at the polling booth tomorrow: Liberal National Party Australian … Continue reading

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Chris Carson election campaign & cycle rally

Not to be outdone by the major parties’ election campaigns, Independent Brisbane Lord Mayoral candidate Chris Carson has been making a few waves of his own this week. Mr Carson has made cycling a key part of his platform, with … Continue reading

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Poll: Where should Brisbane’s next ped/cycle bridge be?

With today’s promise by ALP lord mayoral candidate Ray Smith of $2 million to investigate a new pedestrian/cycle bridge, a key question is where the new bridge should go. The options identified in Mr Smith’s policy are: Toowong to West … Continue reading

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More BCC election commitments

Following close on last weekend’s promise by LNP Lord Mayor Graham Quirk to spend $120m on Brisbane’s bikeways over the next four years, ALP lord mayoral candidate Ray Smith today promised a range of initiatives: $100m for bikeway infrastructure, establishment … Continue reading

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CityCycle research: feedback wanted

The guest speaker at today’s meeting was Josh Forrest, who is undertaking a research project on public bike hire schemes (such as CityCycle), and how the public’s perceptions of them affect their use. Members had plenty to say about perceptions, … Continue reading

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BCC election commitments thus far

The Brisbane City Council election has been largely overshadowed by the Queensland Government election, with the media and pundits only now actually turning their attention to this contest. The LNP announced only yesterday that they will increase the four year … Continue reading

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Brisbane CBD building owner “raises the bar” on providing end-of-trip facilities

In yet another sign of building owners’ and tenants’ recognition of the need to cater for the increasing popularity of bike commuting in Brisbane the owners of Northbank Plaza at 69 Ann Street Brisbane (Charter Hall) have enhanced their end-of-trip … Continue reading

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April General Meeting — Wednesday, 18 April

The April general meeting will be held at 12.30pm this Wednesday, 18 April in the usual tiered theatrette in the BCC library on the ground floor of Brisbane Square, 266 George Street. All members are welcome, and new members can … Continue reading

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Path widening at Uxbridge Street, Grange

BCC advises it is about to undertake work to widen the narrow pathway between the Lanham Park bikeway (between Kedron Brook Bikeway and the Grange Library) and the corner of Uxbridge Street and Ferres Street, Grange. Work will commence this … Continue reading

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