Hundreds of Cyclists to Descend on Brisbane

Hundreds of Cyclists to Descend on Brisbane

Hundreds of safe-cycling enthusiasts to descend on Brisbane

Posted on 10.08.2018

There is hope that the arrival of hundreds of international visitors with an interest in safer cycling will spur enthusiasm for the completion of Brisbane’s cycling projects.

The Queensland capital has been chosen by the International Cycling Safety Community to host the safety conference from November 18 to 20 next year (2019).

Starting in 2012 in the Netherlands, the conference has also been held in Sweden, Germany, Italy and the US, with the 2018 conference to be held in Spain in October.

Next year would be the first time the conference will be held in the southern hemisphere.

Bicycle Queensland chief executive Anne Savage said the conference would bring together world-leading experts to share information and knowledge on cycling safety and drive new development in community cycling at the local, national and international levels.

“The conference will showcase some of the very best bikeways in Australia, including the Veloway 1 and Bicentennial Bikeway,” she said.
“It will also generate new enthusiasm for the completion of major projects such as the final stages of the North Brisbane Bikeway, proving once again the value that cycling contributes to our community.”

The conference will be held at Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) at the Queensland University of Technology’s Gardens Point campus.

Carrs-Q director Narelle Haworth said Brisbane’s climate, accessibility and safety provided an ideal host location.

The event will provide the opportunity to demonstrate Brisbane’s commitment to safe, active living for all residents,” she said.

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