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Re: E-mobility Electric Scooters Electric bicycles
« Reply #200 on: June 04, 2021, 12:05:39 AM »
Brisbanetimes --> Lagging infrastructure the key to Brisbaneís e-mobility push, sector says

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Transport sector groups say much more work is still needed to aid rapid growth in electric scooter and bike usage after the announcement of new council-led influx set to add a further 1800 vehicles to Brisbane streets in weeks.

Lagging infrastructure has been singled out as a key focus with renewed calls for a state government review of laws barring e-scooters from travelling on roads and bike lanes backed by initial responses to a trial in segregated CBD cycleways. ...
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Re: E-mobility Electric Scooters Electric bicycles
« Reply #201 on: June 04, 2021, 01:39:20 PM »
Really annoyed Lime is getting the boot.  I used beam for the first time a few weeks ago in Adelaide and it was not a good experience. 
I understand that they were forced to limit them to 15km/h down there, but the poor customer service, the bikes locking once out of their service area.  Not great at all. 

And the "free" first ride that is someone limited to $5. 

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Re: E-mobility Electric Scooters Electric bicycles
« Reply #202 on: June 04, 2021, 02:15:19 PM »
I tried one of the Neuron bikes in Adelaide back in March and I was not impressed.  Having an ebike myself I found them heavy and badly designed. They are very front heavy and just seem awkward to ride.

My own bike is about 20kg and feels light in comparison.

I'd not be surprised if the new bikes end up poorly used as well.

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« Reply #203 on: June 04, 2021, 03:22:10 PM »
I had a similar problem when I first used lime bikes in Sydney.  Used them once and didn't use them again for safety reasons.   Almost rear ended a bus going down a steep hill because the brakes were so bad.

The council is doing the best job the can the stuff up something that could be so easily implemented

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Re: E-mobility Electric Scooters Electric bicycles
« Reply #204 on: June 04, 2021, 03:23:33 PM »
I have ridden the Lime ebikes on the Gold Coast. They are good but also heavy. The seat does extend right up and caters for people up to 190-200cm. I can't compare with the proposed E bikes they are getting in Brisbane. Will have to wait and see. Yes it's a shame that Lime is going. It would of been good to have a third operator.
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« Reply #205 on: June 04, 2021, 03:31:34 PM »
By comparison I've seen images of the ebike hire scheme in Newcastle and they appear to be quite decent looking bikes,they have docking stations similar to city cycle and have decent plan pricing too, daily plan $10 with unlimited rides up to 60 minutes each.  https://bykko.com.au/

I'll be spending a few days in August (all going well) and hope to try these out.

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Re: E-mobility Electric Scooters Electric bicycles
« Reply #206 on: June 06, 2021, 01:18:00 PM »
By comparison I've seen images of the ebike hire scheme in Newcastle and they appear to be quite decent looking bikes,they have docking stations similar to city cycle and have decent plan pricing too, daily plan $10 with unlimited rides up to 60 minutes each.  https://bykko.com.au/

I'll be spending a few days in August (all going well) and hope to try these out.

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I was going to utilise those bikes last time I was there. Unfortunately the docking stations near the beaches have already rusted out. Not sure if they have been replaced since. Many of the bikes were  not rideable as well. Hopefully they have addressed that issue too.

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« Reply #207 on: June 06, 2021, 01:20:56 PM »
From the report to Council the Electric bike docking station model for Brisbane was going to be too expensive and not sustainable in the long run. Hence why they chose a dockless system.

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Re: E-mobility Electric Scooters Electric bicycles
« Reply #208 on: June 10, 2021, 05:08:33 AM »
https://twitter.com/QueenslandWalks/status/1402499439181238277
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« Reply #209 on: June 10, 2021, 06:35:17 AM »
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« Reply #210 on: June 23, 2021, 12:10:19 AM »
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« Reply #211 on: July 07, 2021, 01:05:50 AM »
Brisbanetimes --> Helmet fines to soar as e-scooter fleet doubles in Brisbane $

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The number of Brisbane e-scooter riders fined for not wearing helmets could rise dramatically as double the vehicles, plus shared e-bikes, hit footpaths this month.

Police data shows the number of fines issued so far this year hit 536 as of May 31, compared with 449 across all of 2020, as the council released its long-awaited strategy for the sector with a goal of reducing the offending rate. ...
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« Reply #212 on: July 19, 2021, 09:05:56 AM »
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« Reply #213 on: July 20, 2021, 05:23:53 AM »
Rules for personal mobility devices

https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/safety/rules/wheeled-devices/personal-mobility-devices
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Re: E-mobility Electric Scooters Electric bicycles
« Reply #214 on: July 22, 2021, 11:01:58 AM »
E bikes and new scooters hit the roads, streets, footpaths and bikeways from today.
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« Reply #215 on: July 22, 2021, 04:25:46 PM »
Councillor Ryan Murphy--->https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=349657776528906&id=100044540585013&sfnsn=mo

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« Reply #216 on: July 23, 2021, 07:17:37 AM »
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« Reply #217 on: July 23, 2021, 08:10:48 AM »
Behind every outcome, there is a cause and a reason. Iím willing to bet a fair chunk of these hospitalisations are due to inadequate bike separation and poor quality footpaths. We need to have a connected and separated bike network to improve safety and encourage more to use personal and these public bikes and scooters. The City CycleLink is a great start, however, the reason no one really uses it is because it isnít really connected to anything else. Bicentennial Bikeway- nope. Goodwill bridge- nope. Riverside Dr through West End- Iíd barely call it a connection, let alone an easy or legible one. Existing bike lanes on George St at the courts- nope. Northern Bikeway through Roma st parklands- again, nope. These are some pretty quick and easy fixes I would have thought. Over to you BCC...
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Re: E-mobility Electric Scooters Electric bicycles
« Reply #218 on: July 23, 2021, 08:57:24 AM »
I suspect a lot more people end up in the ED after coming a cropper in car-related accidents, and for substantially worse reasons
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« Reply #219 on: July 23, 2021, 11:03:50 AM »
Which has a lot to do with the lack of proper separated bike infrastructure...
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« Reply #220 on: July 23, 2021, 11:45:17 AM »
Behind every outcome, there is a cause and a reason. Iím willing to bet a fair chunk of these hospitalisations are due to inadequate bike separation and poor quality footpaths. We need to have a connected and separated bike network to improve safety and encourage more to use personal and these public bikes and scooters. The City CycleLink is a great start, however, the reason no one really uses it is because it isnít really connected to anything else. Bicentennial Bikeway- nope. Goodwill bridge- nope. Riverside Dr through West End- Iíd barely call it a connection, let alone an easy or legible one. Existing bike lanes on George St at the courts- nope. Northern Bikeway through Roma st parklands- again, nope. These are some pretty quick and easy fixes I would have thought. Over to you BCC...


The network is very disjointed.


The connection to the Normanby Bikeway is meant to get fixed up later this decade with the new Brisbane Arena. There are also proposals for a new segregated Bikeway to the Barracks. Unfortunately this is not going to happen until the mid to late 2020s.

Riverside Drive is relatively safe, but the Council prioritises free parking there for tradies that work in the city and surrounding developments. This diminishes Riverside Dr as an dedicated active transport corridor.

Concerning the connection down to the bi centennial bikeway from Victoria Bridge. There is meant to be a new ramp off Queens Wharf road for cyclists in the future. This doesn't solve the problem at Herschel street where both cyclists and pedestrians need to cross the busy intersection of North Quay that enters the Freeway. There should be a pedestrian and cycling underpass here, that connects with the Herschel street ramp down to the Bi Centennial Bikeway.

Also it's too late now, but the bike path along Victoria Bridge should of been on the Western side with the path continuing along Adelaide Street to George St. Then crossing George St to a bi directional Bikeway continuing from the courts to Elizabeth Street. This would of been a better connection to the CityLink cycle way.

They would of received more cycling traffic this way as well, because of cyclists cycling to and from Herschel Street.


Re Elizabeth Street cycle way. It's great that they have trialled it there, but I hardly use it. I still travel down Adelaide Street and right into Edward Street then left into Queen Street as this is fastest and more convenient way.

I am all for them retaining the Elizabeth Street Bikeway as it provides much needed general traffic calming along that corridor.
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