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Redcliffe to Brisbane CBD

Started by Scott Whiley. Last reply by Scott Whiley Nov 29, 2015. 5 Replies

Hi there, I have just arrived in Redcliffe from Tasmania and will be riding to work in the Brisbane CBD.  Any suggestions on a cycle route Cheers ScottContinue

S/e Freeway Cycle path - vs Logan rd?

Started by piston9. Last reply by Judith Campbell May 1, 2015. 1 Reply

Hey all, especially south\east riders... Has anyone used the S/E Freeway cycleway, on a regular basis? I notice some people seem to use logan road instead.In this case I'm getting from the wishart…Continue

Schadenfreude Corner

Started by StephenW. Last reply by Doc Embrey Feb 11, 2015. 18 Replies

scha·den·freu·de[shahd-n-froi-duh]noun (from the German)satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.A discussion devoted to gloating about cycling past traffic-jammed commuters in…Continue

Coopers plains to Holmview

Started by Daniel. Last reply by Daniel Dec 24, 2014. 7 Replies

Well with work moving I have to look for a new commute route again, I put this up on BNA as well as it is a bit out of the Brisbane area now :) Looking for input on traveling from Musgrave road in…Continue

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Comment by Iain on May 18, 2011 at 11:59am

A while a go i decided to get panniers for my bike. I ended up getting the following:

http://www.topeak.com/products/Racks/OSTubularRack_w_U-Lock

http://www.topeak.com/products/Bags/MTXTrunkBagDXP

 

The Bag I am pretty happy with, though I do need to get the rain cover for it! The rack on the other hand was not a good purchase, though having never used another rack its hard to compare. 

 

The problem is the weight of the rack seems excessive especially on my hybrid bike and dramatically changed the balance of the bike even with nothing on it! Additionally the U-Lock is hard to remove and use. 

 

When I replace my bike (please let me get a good bonus) I think I will keep the bag but get a new lighter rack... 

 

I have considered leaving the U-Lock behind, but I have mounted my rear light where the reflector was and the U-Lock is required to keep that in-place. 

 

Anyhow, just my take on some gear...

Comment by Andrew Rasmussen on February 4, 2011 at 11:00pm
The link I posted below was broken a few days later. New Link is http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/traffic-transport/cycling/bikeway-cl...
Comment by Andrew Rasmussen on January 25, 2011 at 10:34pm

I think the authoritative source is here: http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/bikeways.html

Passed a couple of guys doing high pressure cleaning near what's left of the QUT CityCat stop a bit after 8pm this evening. Lots of really dark stretches too.

Gastronomy Gal
Comment by Ian Lister on January 17, 2011 at 3:09pm

There's some info on the states of various bikeways on the CBD BUG pages:

 

http://cbdbug.blogspot.com/2011/01/post-flood-bikeway-states.html

http://twitter.com/cbdbug

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brisbane-CBD-BUG/113054362063947

 

If you know any more than that let us know and we'll try to get it out there.

Comment by Peter Fitzsimon on January 15, 2011 at 1:31pm
Thanks Guys.  If anyone is organising working bees to clear any paths around town I'm happy to help.
Comment by Peter Fitzsimon on January 15, 2011 at 12:04am

So I rode the Kedron Brook Bike path yesterday (Thurs 13th Jan) from  Teralba Park and Gympie Road after the Brook had subsided to see how negotiable it is after the flood.  The path's in pretty good shape, all the bridges are usable, but there are plenty of sections with water runoff especially around Crushers Leagues Club.  The most uninviting bit is a big slippery mud patch near a low lying bridge at the Grange.  

So since I have to ride this path when I ride to work, I took to the mud patch with a shovel today to make it a bit more negotiable.  Now its just a 2 cm deep dirty brown pool of water that hopefully will dry out if we don't get any more rain.

Bring on some sun ...

Comment by John Nightingale on November 6, 2010 at 1:47pm
It's amazing, isn't it? The highway engineers design to high flows and with max speed criteria, and then the regulators tell us what we 'should' do. This applies to cars, too, though we don't really care too much about that. When it comes to bicycles the extent of the nannying is multiplied 10 fold. All varieties of politician and bureaucrats patronise us as though we were mewling infants. My contempt for the tops of the bureaucratic and political trees is hard to measure when it comes to ex cathedra statements about what's good for cycling.

By the way, the draft integrated transport plan recently released is full of dopey targets that will never be achieved (and plans mostly never to be carried through). Let's face it, no plan, state or BCC, has achieved 10% of its active transport targets and no one has ever asked why! I have suggested to BCC that they ought to ask why, and the suggestion was taken as very new and radical… Let's hope they do try to discover why. It will be the first time. But the Transport & Main Roads people seem too busy beavering away at their maps to take the time to stop for serious questioning. Because the answers might be political dynamite for car interests.
Comment by John Nightingale on November 5, 2010 at 8:36pm
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From:
Date: Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 3:27 PM
Subject: Ipswich Motorway Upgrade: Wacol to Darra project - bikeways accessible
To:
Cc: wacol2darra@tmr.qld.gov.au


Dear Sir/Madam

As part of the Ipswich Motorway upgrade: Wacol to Darra, some 2.7 kilometres of a dedicated cycleway, 3.4 kilometres of shared path (pedestrian and cycle path) and 3.5 kilometres of on road bike lanes were constructed - see map.

The bikeway crossing at Sumners Road was commissioned by Brisbane City Council last week and Transport and Main Roads are pleased to announce that the project's bikeways are open and accessible.

These cycleways connect to the Brisbane City Council (BCC) network at Toowong and will also connect to the evolving cycleway facilities of the adjoining projects such as Darra to Springfield Transport Corridor, Logan Motorway Interchange and Dinmore to Goodna section of the Ipswich Motorway as they also come online.

We are in the process of developing more detailed maps of all bikeways in the Western Corridor and will contact you again when these maps are finalised.

Thank you for your patience.


Kind Regards




Kelly Bentson
Principal Communications Officer | Main Roads Projects
Major Infrastructure Projects Office | Department of Transport and Main Roads
Comment by Andrew Rasmussen on October 5, 2010 at 9:57pm
Good point Steve. Don't settle for anything less than a decent D lock for Uni parking if you are fond of your bike.

Of course the experts on riding to UQ should be the UQ BUG: http://www.uq.edu.au/uqbug/
Comment by Andrew Rasmussen on October 5, 2010 at 9:52pm
Hi Teo,
This summarises the two main routes:
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/QUT-to-UQ-and-back-again
You'll need a bell for the Coro drive option. Commuting to UQ from CBD by bike makes a lot of sense. I started cycle commuting to UQ last century and I'm still riding to work.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
 

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