TRAGIC ACCIDENT HIGLIGHTS NEED FOR MORE BICYCLE PATHS


Saturday’s tragic cycling fatality in Brisbane has the Transport Workers’ Union calling on the LNP Government to re-invest in the State’s bicycle paths, particularly on congested roads and heavy vehicle routes.

Transport Worker’s Union State Secretary Peter Biagini said accidents like this should not happen, and could be prevented should the State Government re-invest in the safety of cyclists.

“What happened is a tragedy and something that needs to spark our State Government into investing for the future,” Mr Biagini said.

“The growing number of cyclists on our roads shows the need for more linked bicycle paths, particularly around those known heavy vehicle routes and congested roads.”

Last year Queensland Transport Minister Scott Emerson diverted Labor allocated bike path funding in Brisbane’s southwest to more roads.

“Trucks, cars, buses and cyclists in one space don’t mix,” Mr Biagini said.

“Bicycle paths provide maximum safety for cyclists and ensures their protection with the added wellbeing and safety for motorists.”

“The number of cyclists on our roads is growing and investment in allocated paths to cater for this growing demand is evident,” Mr Biagini said.

“Bicycle paths need to be at the forefront of development across Queensland.”

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