Queensland Families Increasingly Turning to Electric Mopeds

Electric moped

Brisbane, Queensland A steady stream of Queensland families is turning to electric scooters to save money amid rising fuel prices and other costs of living, but not just the type of scooters most commonly associated with micromobility. Australia’s first all-electric vehicle concept store, EV Motors Brisbane, is selling a growing number of electric moped scooters.…

Scooter Companies Welcome Government Strategy to Declutter Paths

e-scooters parked in a row

Brisbane, Queensland An e-Mobility Parking Plan has been launched by the Queensland Government to address the ‘clutter’ of e-scooters and other e-mobility devices on the State’s paths. The plan aims to improve the parking of e-scooters, e-bikes and other e-mobility devices “to ensure they are not left in a way which blocks paths and creates…

Brisbane Trial Further Integrates Scooters With Public Transport

People riding e-scooters in the city

Brisbane, Queensland Scooter share companies Beam Mobility and Neuron Mobility are part of a new Brisbane trail to further integrate e-scooters and public transport. The trial, starting this month, allows Beam and Neuron scooters to start and end trips at designated parking hubs around Buranda, Greenslopes and Holland Park West busway stations. To support the…

Angle Grinder-Resistant Bike Lock Arrives in Australia

Hiplok attack testing with grinder

Brisbane, Queensland What is claimed to be the world’s first truly portable bike lock resist to an angle-grinder attack, the Hiplok D1000, is now available in Australian and distributed by Advance Traders. The D1000 uses “advanced material technology never before used in bicycle or motorcycleLocks”, according to a statement by Hiplok. “This includes the use…

New E-Scooter Laws Enacted in Queensland

Brisbane, Queensland New rules and increased penalties for people riding e-scooters and other personal mobility devices in Queensland came into force on Tuesday. The changes include: Reducing speed limits to 12kmh on footpaths and shared paths, unless otherwise signed. The 25kmh limit remains for all other infrastructure, including bike infrastructure and local streets. Increasing fines…

Better Trail Maintenance Vision Without the Headaches

People doing trail maintenance

Brisbane, Queensland A new trail audit and asset management system is putting control back in the hands of clubs and individuals on the ground and doing the hands-on trail maintenance. Trail Vision, developed in Queensland and soon to be officially launched, is designed to make it easy to capture data and images out in the…

Zero Fuel but Plenty of Passion for New Moped Manufacturer

Benzina Zero’s national launch

Brisbane, Queensland A new Australia producer of electric mopeds was officially launched last week and it’s already making waves in one of the world’s most discerning moped markets. Brisbane-based Benzina Zero held it national launch in its home town on 15th September, amid strong initial growth in the Australian market. However, Benzina Zero – particularly…

Bicycle Queensland Takes Formal Stance on National Park Trails

Mountain Biker

Bicycle Queensland has released a ‘position statement’ supporting the further development of sustainable mountain bike trails in National Parks. The cycling advocacy group’s CEO, Rebecca Randazzo, said access to locations such as National Parks was central to the growth of mountain biking but it would need to be done in collaboration with agencies to ensure…

Funding Boost for Complete Cycle Link from Brisbane to Border

Brisbane’s cycleway network path

Brisbane, Queensland Planning for a complete cycle link from Brisbane to the NSW border has been boosted by Queensland Government funding announced last week. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the $200,000 project would deliver a 10-year vision for a connected coast on two wheels. A new separated bikeway from Varsity Lakes to…

$43 Million Boost to Traffic Safety at Queensland Schools

School crossing

Brisbane, Queensland Active transport advocates have welcomed a Queensland government announcement of $43 million projects to improve safety around schools. “The environment around our schools has to encourage people to walk, ride and scoot to school.” The government last month announced funding to two projects, the School Transport Infrastructure Program and an increase in the…