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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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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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Queensland election commitment analysis

To ensure you’re fully informed when voting tomorrow, here’s our take on the various commitments that each of the major parties have made to cycling: Australian Labor Party Liberal National Party The Queensland Greens Katter’s Australian Party

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Labor releases cycling policy

The Premier yesterday released the Labor party’s cycling policy “On your bike: Getting more Queenslanders cycling”, which consists of four main points: Deliver the North Brisbane Cycleway, with $6 million to construct the Bowen Hills to Albion section and $320,000 … Continue reading

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Sample election candidate letters

A few weeks ago we asked members to write to their local council and state government candidates asking them about their support for cycling. In response we had a number of people ask for some sample letters they could use … Continue reading

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Call to action: upcoming elections

Local government elections will be held in Queensland on 31 March 2012 while the last possible date for the next Queensland State Election is 16 June 2012. Election campaigns are the prime opportunity for cyclists to obtain some policy announcements … Continue reading

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