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Offline beauyboy

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Centenary Bikeway E-petition
« on: November 21, 2012, 10:19:56 AM »
There is now an E-petition up on the Queensland Parliament website for us to sign. It is very important that this partition is signed by as many people as possible as the Government failure to provide a bikeway is a breaking of transport's own policy of "positively providing for cycling".
http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/en/work-of-assembly/petitions/e-petitions
Oh I have already Signed it.
Donald
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Re: Centenary Bikeway E-partition
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 04:50:59 AM »
From the Queensland Times 24th November 2012 page 8

Cycle users take on the Minister

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Re: Centenary Bikeway E-partition
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2012, 11:33:19 AM »
Again there is so much evidence showing cycle paths have overwhelming benefits yet in QLD we do the opposite!   It is negligence really!  If I ran a business like this I would be sued for negligence!  Doing the completely wrong thing yet claiming to be fixing it!!!!

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Re: Centenary Bikeway E-petition
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2012, 11:50:43 AM »
There is another allocation of funding that will have to be spent on this project at some point, including the bikeway as the duplication of the road is incomplete northbound (merging back to one lane before the Logan Mwy) and a lack of duplication from Springfield Lakes to Augusta Parkway.

There is also another ridiculous right hand lane on ramp southbound over the Logan Mwy. The two southbound lanes of the Centenary will have to shift right (as left lane will end, right lane will become left lane to the ultimate right lane which is the run on lane). This mirrors the Clem 7 on ramp to the SE Fwy southbound at Greenslopes. Far from ideal.

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Re: Centenary Bikeway E-partition
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 11:50:47 AM »
From the Couriermail Quest click here!

Cyclists want the government to rethink its plans to drop a bikeway extension

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Cyclists want the government to rethink its plans to drop a bikeway extension

    by: James Drew, South-West News
    From: Quest Newspapers
    December 05, 2012 12:01AM

Pedal power advocates are petitioning the State Government to reinstate plans for a bikeway from Richlands to Springfield.

A path stretching 5.1km was to be built alongside the new Springfield railway line but Transport Minister Scott Emerson axed the project last October, preferring to use the money to build new lanes on the Centenary Motorway.

More than 900 people have signed a petition demanding the government rethink its latest transport strategy for the Western Corridor.

Leading petitioner Robyn Luscombe, of Centenary Bicycle User Group (CBUG), said axing the cycleway was a missed opportunity.

"We're aghast at this decision which is anti-health, pro-pollution and risks lives by not providing a decent cycling route," she said.

CBUG members Chris Bonner and Malcolm Chandler also voiced their disapproval saying the bikeway would have created a long off-road path which was safe and had access to major railway stations.

Springfield Lakes cyclist Ken Bourne welcomed extra lanes on the motorway but believed a bikeway would have been a safer, more direct route preferable to the one he takes through Camira and Wacol to the city.

Sustainable Jamboree's Ngaire McGaw said the decision was typical of the State Government's "assault on the environment".

Public transport advocate and Rail Back on Track spokesman Robert Dow, of Goodna, said axing the bikeway would encourage more people to drive.

The petition will be tabled in Parliament by Bundamba MP Jo-Ann Miller.

In a statement, Mr Emerson said the extra road lanes would promote growth in the region.

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Re: Centenary Bikeway E-partition
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2013, 01:35:17 PM »
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Time running out to sign an e-petition re axing of the Richlands to Springfield bikeway. Petition closes Feb 12. http://bit.ly/XSVPRI
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Re: Centenary Bikeway E-petition
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2013, 10:10:55 AM »
Minister's response to the petition ..

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Re: Centenary Bikeway E-petition
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2013, 03:07:09 PM »
Minister's response to the petition ..

Click --> here!

Translation: My boss is an 1970,s engineer, hates cyclists and trains and wants to spend money on roads despite the massive cost to the tax payer in the long run ... And by the way have you ever tried to discuss alternative ideas with him... pointless

 

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