Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway?

Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway?

Postby molly » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:59 am

Hello,

This morning (approx 8.30am) I was riding along the riverside walkway and at the end of the 'riverwalk' (where the pathway connects to boundary st/ivory lane) there were three cops on motorbikes who were fining two cyclists. They just appeared to be normal commuters (not lycra clad bicyclists) they both did not appear to be together (seemed like two students) both had helmets, bells etc.

Did anyone else get fined? The police looked like they had setup on the grass there opposite the start of the riverwalk. Trying to find out what it was for, I definitely was not stopping to ask! :D
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby Rhubarb » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:48 pm

Failing to stop at the stop sign at the bottom of Ivory Lane.
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:23 pm

Should be shot for this low act.
No wonder people have no respect for them, I certainly don't.
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby Rhubarb » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:40 pm

wurtulla wabbit wrote:Should be shot for this low act.
No wonder people have no respect for them, I certainly don't.


That's a bit harsh - most people would argue they don't even deserve to be fined at all for minor technical infringements like this ..... :mrgreen:
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby outnabike » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:50 pm

Rhubarb wrote:
wurtulla wabbit wrote:Should be shot for this low act.
No wonder people have no respect for them, I certainly don't.


That's a bit harsh - most people would argue they don't even deserve to be fined at all for minor technical infringements like this ..... :mrgreen:


I agree, the cyclists should not be shot............ :D
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby Big_Red » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:00 pm

Rhubarb wrote:Failing to stop at the stop sign at the bottom of Ivory Lane.


Precisely why i ride down Ivory St - no stop sign at the bottom and i can usually get 50kph+ going down it... :D
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:36 pm

outnabike wrote:
Rhubarb wrote:
wurtulla wabbit wrote:Should be shot for this low act.
No wonder people have no respect for them, I certainly don't.


That's a bit harsh - most people would argue they don't even deserve to be fined at all for minor technical infringements like this ..... :mrgreen:


I agree, the cyclists should not be shot............ :D



Haha, was a bit strong....maybe a stern talking to by one of the local tramps would suffice ! :D
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:08 pm

If and I say if, they didn't stop at the stop sign, then so they should be fined! :roll:

I don't recall seeing anything in the road rules exempting cyclists from the road rules. Speed on these paths can be a bit suss to gauge on your bike without the speedo but you should have a fair idea of whether you're traveling to fast or not. :wink:

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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:23 pm

Lets fine people for walking slow and fine them for being on bike trails.
Fine bikes for being on paths and whole we are at it, lets get kids in skateboards to wear a lid or fine them ....

Silly laws. Place is full of them
Got politicians like Craig thompson wasting thousands of public money in hookers and we're fining cyclists....

What a joke.
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby molly » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:10 pm

Thanks for the info people, good to know this info. Rules are rules I guess, but understandable if you feel hard done by getting a fine if you did not come to a complete stop at that stop sign, whether you were on a bike or driving a car.

Wurtulla Wabbit, I agree, all the rules and regulations these days are getting a bit much.
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby Venus62 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:15 am

Apparently the police were there again this morning. A friend of my husband's was let off with a warning. Seems a real waste of resources.
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby RonK » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:22 am

Venus62 wrote:Apparently the police were there again this morning. A friend of my husband's was let off with a warning. Seems a real waste of resources.

Yep. What's more, they can't even collect the fines imposed.

http://m.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/added-daily-to-queenslands-mounting-pile-of-unpaid-fines-which-was-838-million-at-the-end-of-march/story-e6freoof-1226611245567
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:05 am

Venus62 wrote:Apparently the police were there again this morning. A friend of my husband's was let off with a warning. Seems a real waste of resources.


They're a waste of oxygen never mind resources.
They're more Interested in KPI figures than crime.....yes, I know for a fact, mates are coppers here in oz(Perth, Brisbane) and in Scotland.
They ALL have targets.

Discrageful.
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby nigel1963 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:57 pm

Of course they have targets. If they didn't somebody would FOI them and pummel them for being soft.
And when you want the boys-in-blue on your side, are they a waste of Oxygen then? Far out.
Cop the fine if you blew it.
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:04 pm

nigel1963 wrote:Of course they have targets. If they didn't somebody would FOI them and pummel them for being soft.
And when you want the boys-in-blue on your side, are they a waste of Oxygen then? Far out.
Cop the fine if you blew it.


Of course they have targets ? financial targets ? This is ok ?

Are you stupid ? Really stupid ?

They are a police service, not a revenue collecting service...well they are but they're not supposed to be FFS !
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby Tornado » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:11 pm

The police band has to get the money for a new trombone somehow.
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby RonK » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:26 pm

It's reported on RoadGrime that Qld Police have been booking cyclists rolling through the stop sign at Butterfield Street also...
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:53 am

RonK wrote:It's reported on RoadGrime that Qld Police have been booking cyclists rolling through the stop sign at Butterfield Street also...

Must be desperate for cash, Newman is squeezing them life out of the QLDers finances.
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby nigel1963 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:58 pm

wurtulla wabbit wrote:
nigel1963 wrote:Of course they have targets. If they didn't somebody would FOI them and pummel them for being soft.
And when you want the boys-in-blue on your side, are they a waste of Oxygen then? Far out.
Cop the fine if you blew it.


Of course they have targets ? financial targets ? This is ok ?

Are you stupid ? Really stupid ?

They are a police service, not a revenue collecting service...well they are but they're not supposed to be FFS !


Aha. Nice. Lesson learned first time. Thanks Wurtulla.
Hence I offer that there is some evidence that I test a little bit above really stupid.
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby retro_bogan » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:32 pm

People may see this as a waste of resources; however there have been some serious injuries along that stretch when cyclists have collided with pedestrians. It's not always cyclists fault, sometimes pedestrians walking up from ferry terminal not looking. Just saying, probably doing this to slow cyclists down. Goons in Lycra fly along there all the time
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:21 am

Wrong spot mate. Its in the construction zone area. The part that annoys me is the 10kph from the already existing bikeway 20km before the construction works. I'll still hit that at speed but as I reach the shelters/bit futher I just coast but even then I still coast through the construction zone doing 15-20kph.

That ferry terminal bit annoys me because they peds don't look or suddenly they decided to walk down the middle of the 'shared lanes'. Same with the botanical gardens segment. Peds will walk into your path even when going head on with them.
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby clydesmcdale » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:56 pm

Looks like they were out in force this morning in the same spot. I know of 3 guys who copped a $110 fine for going through here.
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:29 pm

Not at 6am! :D :D :D
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby Slvr32gtr » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:37 pm

There were reports of people copping fines for not having bells fitted near channel 10 on the back of Coottha this morning too.
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Re: Bicyclists being fined at Brisbane CBD riverside walkway

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:11 pm

EDIT: Double post.
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