Sustainable BMC Apparel Brand Adicta Lab Arrives in Australia

Rider wearing Adicta Lab

Brisbane, Queensland Australian riders will soon have greater access to a Swiss range of performance cycling apparel with a high focus – and plenty of innovation – towards sustainability, with Brisbane-based distributor Advance Traders confirming it is introducing the Adicta Lab brand, part of the BMC Group, to the local market. Like the parent company,…

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…

Major Car Dealership Makes Significant Move into LEVs

Bartons street frontage

Brisbane, Queensland Spanning more than 75 years, Bartons Motor Group has steadily grown from a small workshop to one of the largest family-owned car dealerships in Queensland, selling multiple car brands through a range of dealerships. In many ways, its company history is similar to other car dealerships around Australia, building upon decades as a…

$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…

New e-Scooter Regulations Unveiled in Queensland

Neuron Mobility share scooters in Brisbane

Brisbane, Queensland A new safety action plan for personal mobility devices has been unveiled by the Queensland Government this week, to upgrade regulation of e-scooters. The Personal Mobility Device Safety Action Plan was released by Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey on Sunday, introducing speed limits on some footpaths, mandating warning devices such as…

Mackay Expansion for Beam as Survey Shows Size of Shift From Cars

Mackay Regional Council Mayor Greg Williamson (left) with Beam operations manager Pieter van Heerden

Mackay, Queensland Beam has further expanded its operations in Australia, launching a share service in Queensland city Mackay last week. The company will roll out up to 300 e-scooters for use in Central Mackay, North Mackay, East Mackay, West Mackay, South Mackay and parts of Ooralea, Mt Pleasant and Mackay Harbour. Mackay Regional Council Mayor…

New Tool to Easily Measure Bike Friendly Areas

Cycle path

Brisbane, Queensland Measuring the bikeability of an area or route is about to get a lot easier, thanks to an automated tool being developed by the University of Queensland. The Bikeability Assessment Tool will quantify factors such as availability of cycling lanes, paths and infrastructure, traffic volumes, aesthetics, environmental conditions, and signage to measure how…