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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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Northern Veloway Right to Information refusal

As part of its campaign for the long overdue Northern Veloway, on 9 November the CBD BUG lodged a Right to Information (RTI) application with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to obtain documents relating to the proposed … Continue reading

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Recent Northern Veloway meetings

Over the last few months CBD BUG representatives have had a series of meetings with state and local politicians to continue to push for a commitment to the Northern Veloway. Meetings to date have included Stirling Hinchliffe MP (Member for … Continue reading

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New Queensland Cycle Strategy released

One of the most significant things to come out of the Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress last week was Minister for Transport Annastacia Palaszczuk’s launch of the new Queensland Cycle Strategy 2011-2021, replacing the previous version from 2003. The strategy is based … Continue reading

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Northside route inspection

The CBD BUG is continuing to push for a proper, safe and direct cycling route for riders travelling to the city from the northern suburbs. Both the State Government and Brisbane City Council have so far failed to deliver cycling … Continue reading

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Media release: Green bridges needed to rescue Brisbane’s economy and lifestyle

Also available as a PDF (61 kB). 18 March 2011 Green bridges needed to rescue Brisbane’s economy and lifestyle say cyclists

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Sir Leo Hielscher (Gateway) Bridge bikeway opening

Last weekend was a significant one for cyclists in eastern parts of the city, both north and south of the river, as it marked the opening of the pedestrian and bicycle pathway on the new Sir Leo Hielscher (Gateway) Bridge. … Continue reading

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