BRISBANE LAUNCHES BIKE SCHEME

Brisbane is constructing a number of cycle routes and dedicated, off-road bikeways. The South-East Bikeway is a bicycle only bikeway running adjacent to the South East Freeway. It empties onto the Goodwill Bridge at South Bank, which in turn, connects with the Bicentennial Bikeway underneath the Riverside Expressway.

The Bicentennial Bikeway continues along the Brisbane River to Toowong. A limited number of buses carry cycle racks on the front. Bicycles are easy to transport on the CityCats, and many stops have bicycle racks. During peak hour, bicycles on Queensland Rail (QR) Citytrains are restricted to counter-peak-flow services (i.e. You have to be travelling away from the city in the morning, and to the city in the afternoon). Exceptions to this are (relatively uncommon) fold up bicycles fitting within certain dimensions. Riding a bicycle on QR property is always forbidden.

A bike station, cycle2city, in the King George Square busway station offers many amenities including showers and locker rooms for members. Subscriptions for a Velib style community bike hire scheme called citycycle by JCDecaux for Brisbane started on the 1st September 2010 with bikes available from 1st October 2010 at 150 stations from the University of Queensland to Tenerrife.

Brisbane CityCouncil in Queensland Australia, today launched it's much anticipated Road Bike Wheels Scheme. For an Annual Fee of $60.50 Aud, Subscribers can hire Bikes for up to 30 Minutes at a time for No additional cost. 2000 Bikes will be available and 150 Bike Stations located at key Inner City Destinations , linking to Bus, Train and Ferry Connections