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…

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…