G-Link.. Not allowed to take a bicycle on??

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G-Link.. Not allowed to take a bicycle on??

Postby HyperHorse » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:33 am

Hey people...
I was taking my bike to 99 Bikes in Southport on the G-Link for a makeover as I didn't feel especially safe riding all the way...
So I get on and the driver tries to tell me that I can't take my bicycle on board.. So I ignore him.. No one ever told me that, and there aren't any signs stating bicycles aren't allowed on board. So I get home and I ring up Trans Link and they say this is true, and I ask why and they said "It's for safety reasons" to which I demanded an expansion on this stupid rule...
Anyway I'm only going to be on the Gold Coast a few more weeks, but I'd still like to have this stupid rule overturned...
What do you think I should do???
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Re: G-Link.. Not allowed to take a bicycle on??

Postby Cheesewheel » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:56 am

Its uniform rule from translink ... so good luck trying to change anything .... pretty sure you could grow hair quicker than they can implement change via customer feedback... ironically bicycles are allowed on buses if its a child by themself (due to safety reasons, children cannot be left behind) .... I think its not so much the safety issues of one or two cyclists but of many using that is the issue .... as a side note, surfboards, unfolded prams etc are allowed on the network. You can expect them to be layering new security protocols for commonwealth games, so thats another element of bad timing

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Re: G-Link.. Not allowed to take a bicycle on??

Postby Thoglette » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:15 pm

HyperHorse wrote:they said "It's for safety reasons" ..
What do you think I should do???


It will require the minister to overrule the bureaucrats. The minister will only do so if there's a photo-op (or similar).

The best chance is to get BQ (or some similar organisation) to convince the minister to bring QLD into line with the other states (or "world's best practice") in time for the Commonwealth Games.
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Re: G-Link.. Not allowed to take a bicycle on??

Postby HyperHorse » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:59 am

Thanks for the input, gentlemen.
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Re: G-Link.. Not allowed to take a bicycle on??

Postby PiratePete » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:37 pm

Cheesewheel wrote:Its uniform rule from translink ...


Then why are you permitted to take them on the train?

Seems odd to be able to take it on the train from Brisbane, then not onto the light rail...
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Re: G-Link.. Not allowed to take a bicycle on??

Postby piledhigher » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:40 pm

PiratePete wrote:
Cheesewheel wrote:Its uniform rule from translink ...


Then why are you permitted to take them on the train?

Seems odd to be able to take it on the train from Brisbane, then not onto the light rail...


Same as Melbourne, trams are a no go trains are all good. Sorry 'light rail'...

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Re: G-Link.. Not allowed to take a bicycle on??

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:22 am

PiratePete wrote:
Cheesewheel wrote:Its uniform rule from translink ...


Then why are you permitted to take them on the train?

Seems odd to be able to take it on the train from Brisbane, then not onto the light rail...


Because one is a tram and the other is a light rail vehicle. Trains are wider and have more space than a light rail vehicle. They can also carry more passengers. It was designed to act as a main transportation route with it replacing many bus services.

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