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!
Failing to stop at the stop sign at the bottom of Ivory Lane.
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 .....
I agree, the cyclists should not be shot............
Precisely why i ride down Ivory St - no stop sign at the bottom and i can usually get 50kph+ going down it...
Haha, was a bit strong....maybe a stern talking to by one of the local tramps would suffice !
If and I say if, they didn't stop at the stop sign, then so they should be fined!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !
The police band has to get the money for a new trombone somehow.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
There were reports of people copping fines for not having bells fitted near channel 10 on the back of Coottha this morning too.
EDIT: Double post.
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