Not sure about the detail, but I like the general idea. If anyone was going to do this it certainly wasn't going to be Bicycle Queensland. At least the CBD BUG has got the balls, or should I say, doesn't rely on goverment funding. My problem with this is that it will only take a few minutes and will not drive the point home well enough. The problem is huge. The solution here is too small.FYI for those interested in making their point to Government.
Cyclist Protest Ride
Calling all cyclists who are fed up with Local and State Government failures to provide safe and direct routes for Brisbane cyclists.
Detours of bikeways due to major infrastructure projects like the North South Bypass Tunnel, Airport Link and Northern Busway are severely impacting upon the ability of cyclists to ride in safety, particularly on Brisbaneâ€™s north side â€“ which is already poorly served for cycling access.
A protest ride is being organised by the Central Business District Bicycle User Group (CBDBUG) to highlight the frustrations of cyclists and the dangers we face.
Time: Friday 9 May 2008 4:15pm for a 4:30pm start
Meeting Point: Corner Gregory Tce and Bowen Bridge Rd Herston
Route: Bowen Bridge Rd Herston to Federation St Lutwyche and back to Gregory Tce (Total Distance: 3km)
The ride is pro cycling, not anti-infrastructure development (although we would like a more balanced development).
A media release will be organised as part of the protest, highlighting these issues - we need a decent turnout by cyclists riding on the day to really make our point.
The ride will not go ahead unless we have at least 20 confirmed starters, so please RSVP to John Lister on [email protected] or 0428 667 827 by Wednesday 7 May 2008.
All riders must adhere to Qld Road Rules and ensure that you:
â€¢ Wear an approved and fastened bike helmet at all times
â€¢ Have a bell or horn in working order
â€¢ Do not ride more than two abreast
For more information on the CBD BUG visit us as at www.cbdbug.org.au or email [email protected]
Credit to the BUG for at least doing something. If they started offering third party insurance with membership you could kiss BQ goodbye.