Improving cycling safety through scientific networks
Welcome to ICSC2019
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND MAIN ROADS | PLATINUM SPONSOR
The Queensland Government has a vision for more cycling, more often as set out in the Queensland Cycling Strategy 2017–2027. The vision aims to support those who ride and those who want to start riding by making travelling by bike a safer and more comfortable option. To achieve this vision, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has raised its expenditure towards cycling infrastructure considerably in the last decade.
From 2006 to 2018, the Queensland Government invested more than $252 million through the Active Transport Investment Program, creating around 515 kilometres of cycling infrastructure. Looking to the future, the Queensland Government has committed
$241.5 million between 2018–19 and 2021–22 to the construction of cycling infrastructure, as well as planning and programs.
With more than 802,000 Queenslanders riding a bike each week, increasing the opportunity for safer bicycle riding benefits all Queenslanders. Riding contributes to the vitality of our cities and towns and helps to encourage a sense of community and connectedness.
The population of Queensland is expected to grow by almost one million over the next 10 years. TMR is prioritising the delivery of cycling infrastructure that is physically separated from motor vehicles to ensure that as the population continues to grow, people are supported to choose riding a bicycle as a convenient, safe, enjoyable and healthy way to travel and socialise.
TMR is striving to embed bicycle riding into Queensland’s culture, communities and economy as part of TMR’s vision of creating a single integrated transport network accessible to everyone. When people ride more often, it contributes to the increased sustainability of our transport system, creates a healthier environment and encourages more active lifestyles.
MCINNES WILSON LAW | SILVER SPONSOR
In 2014, McInnes Wilson Lawyers recognised a gap in access to suitable legal representation for cyclists.
The firm recognised that our community was being represented by lawyers who, typically, didn’t share the passion and enthusiasm for safe access to riding for everyone. This sparked the foundation of a, now, leading division of the firm – Cycle Law.
Cycle Law is built on the simple vision of being a law firm for cyclists, run by cyclists. Cyclists who share a passion for better education, infrastructure, and safer riding environments.
One of the fundamental aspects of safer environments is safer motorists. By using civil legal action to remove reckless motorists, you can get brutally fast, effective results.
If you have been in an accident that involved a reckless motorist, you are urged to do your bit in making our roads safer by considering your civil options on a no-win no-fee basis. For more information, please visit our website.
BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL | BRONZE SPONSOR
Cycling Brisbane is Brisbane City Council’s award-winning free membership program that aims to make it easier for everyone to ride a bike in this city. We highlight what is great about riding and provide support to help people enjoy Brisbane by bicycle. The program also shares simple ways that riding a bike can become part of people’s everyday life, such as riding to school, shops, public transport, higher education or work.
Free membership gives residents access to exclusive deals and discounts on bikes, accessories, repairs and more. Members receive a monthly e-newsletter with the latest bikeway news and events in their local area and access to a wide range of free bike skills workshops.
We promote safe conditions for bike riding, including animations on how to share the road and on-road bike skills workshops.
To sign up to Cycling Brisbane, visit the website.
MOON DECK | BRONZE SPONSOR
Moon Deck‘s innovative luminous, ultra tough, slip resistant surface coating allows for hazard identification in areas of darkness or orientation in the event of emergency in which lighting may be compromised. The coating continually recharges itself by harnessing all forms of daylight even in shaded areas, or any other form of incandescent artificial lighting.
The Moon Deck trademark became its own entity following the demand for innovative services. A variety of systems have been designed, from complete path resurfacing, to linemarking for shared pedestrian/cycling path ways, to way-finding signage and symbols.The ability to provide a low cost, visual passive form of lumination for areas of complete darkness, low light or remote areas without access to powered infrastructure compliments the ability to provide such a system.
The application of our Moon Deck systems are only limited by the imagination with continual requests to design and engineer a system that works within our clients demands particularly within work place health and safety and the growing popularity of public spaces and commuting networks.
QUT’S INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND BIOMEDICAL INNOVATION | DELEGATE SPONSOR
QUT’s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) uses the latest technology and brings together the best minds from around the world to develop solutions for health problems affecting the global community. IHBI has more than 1300 members representing a broad spectrum of disciplines including medical practitioners, biomedical scientists, nurses, psychologists, public health experts, optometrists, exercise physiologists and biomedical engineers. Our research focuses on prevention, intervention and translation and has a particular emphasis on chronic disease and ageing, health determinants and health systems, and injury prevention and trauma management. Areas of strength align with ailments that affect millions, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, infectious diseases, obesity, arthritis, asthma, mental health, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, eye disorders and chronic wounds. IHBI research aims to develop new and innovative solutions to challenging global health issues, bridging the gap between clinical science and better health; and ensuring better health becomes a reality in our lifetime.
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY CITIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE | KEYNOTE SPONSOR
The Cities Research Institute at Griffith University conducts quality research in collaboration with government, industry and community that aims to address the complex issues cities face throughout Australasia. In short, we do research that helps make cities better places. The Institute’s transport research team includes experts in travel behaviour, public transport, active transport, safety, logistics and transport geography.
ROYAL DUTCH GAZELLE | AWARD SPONSOR
Gazelle. Ride like the Dutch.
Gazelle has been part of everyday life for over a hundred years. The bike is an essential part of day-to-day living for the Dutch. We have been making our bikes now for 125 years as light, high-quality and comfortable as possible. Always reflecting on smart design and technical innovation. We make bikes that can take the occasional knock, but won’t be taken by a thief. Bikes you don’t mind being seen on.
Our e-bikes boast a low step-through and maximum pedal assistance. We build e-bikes that cut through the rush hour in 30 minutes. We take a peek into the future by building futuristic prototypes.
We are Gazelle and we make quality bikes. 275,000 a year. And we do so with great passion and complete dedication.
So you can ride like the Dutch.
QUT’S INSTITUTE FOR FUTURE ENVIRONMENTS | EXHIBITOR
QUT is conducting ground-breaking transport research, with transdisciplinary expertise across science and engineering, health and business. We work with national and international industry and government partners to solve real world transport problems. Our researchers specialise in public transport planning and operations, intelligent transport systems, traffic engineering, transport planning, driver behaviour and transport infrastructure asset management. QUT is also home to the Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) whose research informs government policy and legislation to reduce road trauma. QUT’s Institute for Future Environments is conducting research studying the road environment and activity patterns of cyclists to reduce crashes; and identifying the motivators and barriers to electric bike (e-bike) use to support and encourage uptake in Queensland.
MAURICE BLACKBURN LAWYERS | EXHIBITOR
When you decide to take legal action, you want to use a law firm with unshakeable tenacity that gives you the best chance of winning.
You want to engage a leading national law practice with a proven track record. You want strong legal experts, who will get the fairest results for your case. You also want easy access to your lawyers and transparent, affordable fees.
Maurice Blackburn offers you all of this. Our extraordinary reputation is based on nearly 100 years of fighting and winning legal cases and some landmark rights for everyday Australians.
CARRS-Q | EXHIBITOR
CARRS-Q is one of the leading centres in the world dedicated to research, education and outreach activities in road safety and injury prevention, and is a vital player in the international pursuit of reducing road fatalities and injuries. We have a strong and vibrant program of research into cycling safety and collaborate with our city and state governments to ensure more and safer cycling.
Our research has led to:
- 1 meter bicycle passing rule passed into QLD legislation
- QLD legislation change where bicyclists no longer required to dismount when using a pedestrian crossing
- QLD development of Technical Note 136: Providing for Bicyclists on Roundabouts
- Provision of evidence to inform adoption of 1 metre bicycle passing rule in NSW & VIC
Topical publications include:
- Dehumanization of cyclists predicts self-reported aggressive behavior toward them: A pilot study
- Drivers who don’t comply with a minimum passing distance rule when passing bicycle riders
- Cycling related content in the driver licensing process
- Do Australian drivers give female cyclists more room when passing?
- Factors influencing noncompliance with bicycle passing distance laws
- Influence of type of traffic control on injury severity in bicycle-motor vehicle crashes at intersections
- Cyclists’ experiences of harassment from motorists pre- to post-trial of the Minimum Passing Distance Road Rule amendment in Queensland, Australia
EMBASSY OF THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS | DELEGATE SUPPORTER
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Australia promotes and protects the interests of the Netherlands and Dutch nationals in Australia. We support Dutch citizens, companies, research institutes and other organisations, and provide services to all Dutch nationals who want to travel, live, work or do business in Australia.
BICYCLE QUEENSLAND | CONFERENCE SUPPORTER
We are the pre-eminent voice for community cycling in Queensland. With about 18,000 members statewide and 32,000 supporters on our database, we exist to help Queenslanders cycle safely. We are dedicated to the promotion of bike riding as a driving force for individual health and well-being, and the empowerment of sustainable development.Our aim is to inspire all Queenslanders to ride safely with us, in our collective quest to make Queensland Australia’s healthiest and most vibrant lifestyle destination. Together we can get Queensland cycling and reinforce our great state’s reputation as a standout performer in Australia and internationally.
SPACE 4 CYCLING | CONFERENCE SUPPORTER
Space for Cycling Brisbane is a coalition of Brisbane’s grass root cycling advocacy groups with the aim of making cycling an issue for all levels of government. We share a vision for Brisbane where it is easy, convenient, and safe for people of all ages and abilities to walk or ride a bicycle to their destination.
We recognise that the primary barrier to ordinary everyday cycling is conditions that don’t feel safe. But decisions to prioritise safe and healthy transport require political will. We aim to stimulate that political will by working with communities, businesses, professionals, politicians and political candidates.