Hundreds of safe-cycling enthusiasts to descend on Brisbane
There is hope that the arrival of hundreds of international visitors with an interest in safer cycling will spur enthusiasm for the completion of Brisbane’s cycling projects.
The Queensland capital has been chosen by the International Cycling Safety Community to host the safety conference from November 18 to 20 next year.
Starting in 2012 in the Netherlands, the conference has also been held in Sweden, Germany, Italy and the US, with the 2018 conference to be held in Spain in October.
Next year would be the first time the conference will be held in the southern hemisphere.
Bicycle Queensland chief executive Anne Savage said the conference would bring together world-leading experts to share information and knowledge on cycling safety and drive new development in community cycling at the local, national and international levels.
“The conference will showcase some of the very best bikeways in Australia, including the Veloway 1 and Bicentennial Bikeway,” she said.
Article by: Ruth McCosker