2018 Ride for Road Safety

2018 Ride Date is set for Sun 26th August 2018 Leaving at 7:30 am from Jezzine Barracks for full course Leaving at 7:30 am from The Bicycle Pedlar for family ride Finish at the Cotters Markets in the city. You can view the full course on this interactive google map Please arrive 30 minutes before…

2019 Style Over Speed

Riding your bike is an ad for cycling…so do it in style!!! Style Over Speed is a traffic-stopping fashion style affair. Over 80 of us parade from Perfume Garden Park through town along The Strand, out to the casino and back finishing at Perfume Garden Park with music, a bar and a fashion parade by…

Should third party insurance be compulsory for bicycles?

This page is directly copy/pasted from Western Australia’s Westcycle In recent media there has been a lot of talk regarding a compulsory third party insurance scheme for bike riders. At times it has come from surprising sources such as Mayor Jock Barker from the Town of Claremont. Such dramatic calls need to be supported with…

Presumed Liability Legislation

Bicycle Queenland renewed calls for presumed liability law based on data suggesting that, in crashes involving a motorist and a bicycle, in over 3 quarters the motorist is in fault. In addition they suggest that “There are four key reasons to introduce Presumed Liability Laws in Queensland: Compensation claims would be resolved more quickly and easily, aligning…

Global Street Design Guide

Global Street Design Guide is an initiative of Bloomberg Philanthropies (from the former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg) and NACTO (the USA National Association of City Transportation Officials) with input from experts around the world (not the Townsville Bicycle User Group, however) in response to challenges that large cities face. The core message…

2017 QLD Cycling Report & Strategy

The information below is taken from the 2017 Queensland Cycling Report and the Queensland cycling strategy 2017-2027 produced by Queensland Transport and Main Roads. Through the Queensland Cycling Advisory Group, the Townsville Bicycle User Group had direct input into its development. 1.5 million Queenslanders have said that they would be interested in riding to school…

Low Speed Locals

The problem High speed streets make our neighbourhoods unattractive places to ride bikes Nearly all bike trips start on local residential streets. But the speed and volume of most neighbourhood streets discourage men, women and children from riding.  High speeds discourage men, women and children from riding their bikes for short trips – whether it’s to…

Why support cycling?

Well… don’t listen to us; You know we may be biased… Below are the reasons listed by Queensland’s Transport and Main Roads Cycling benefits   Transport benefits Maintaining and improving the transport network costs the Australian government an average of A$27 million every working day. Bikes do less damage to road surfaces than cars. Bike paths…

Bunch Rides in Townsville

Here’s our list of the bunches we know will welcome newcomers. Bunch riding is social and gives you the motivation to get going in the morning. You also soon realize the city is easy to navigate by bike and hopefully  you will start using it for more of the journeys that you would usually take the car. Dog…

Queensland Cycling Advisory Group

The Townsville BUG was very pleased to have a representative attend the inaugural Queensland Cycling Advisory Group (QCAG) meeting in Brisbane. This meeting was chaired by the Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports, the Hon Mark Bailey MP, with a range of other stakeholders and Qld cyclist advocacy groups also present encompassing: Brisbane CBD…

Candidate Survey

Before the last City Council Election the BUG sent candidates this letter to get to know more about them and their views on cycling. Colleen Doyle is the only successful candidate to have responded. Below is here comments and those of the unsuccessful candidates. Click here to see which ward/division you are in Colleen Doyle (division…

Get Involved

There are several ways you can get involved in road safety for your community. Register as a member of the Bicycle User Group Meet other bicycle users and contribute to the cycling community by attending our monthly Bicycle User Group meetings. The meetings are held on the secomd Monday of every month at Aitkenvale Library…