Rockhampton Rail Trail Study Open for Public Comment

A feasibility study is underway for a 17.5km rail trail between Rockhampton and Mt Morgan. Photo credit: Rockhampton Regional Council.

Rockhampton, QLD Preliminary designs for a Mt Morgan rail trail near Rockhampton have been released for public comment. Rockhampton Regional Council is proposing a 17.5km trail in central Queensland, between Rockhampton, the trail head at Kabra and Mt Morgan. The plans are open for public feedback until this Sunday, as part of a feasibility study…

Trail Recovery Forum

An online Trail Recovery & Reconstruction industry forum will be held by Outdoors Queensland on Tuesday 26 April. The Zoom discussion, being held at 11am in conjunction with AusCycling and Blue Sky Trails, is the first in a new series of Outdoors Queensland Industry Forums. Next week’s forum is aimed at land managers responsible for trail…

Long Recovery from Brisbane Floods

Flood waters inundate the Epic Cycles store in Paddington.

Brisbane, Queensland Queensland peak advocacy organisation and several Brisbane and northern NSW bike stores are bouncing back from this month’s severe flood, with some of them still uncertain when they will be able to return to their premises. Bicycle Queensland (BQ) and bike store NRG Cycles, both located in the Brisbane suburb of Milton, are…

Designs Completed for Toowoomba Cycleway Second Stage

An artist’s impression of a new velobridge over Brisbane’s O’Keefe Street

Toowoomba, Queensland Queensland’s State Government has announced a series of cycling infrastructure projects in recent weeks, as part of its commitment of $252 million to active transport during the next four years. The latest announcement was the second stage of a $13.55 million Highfields Bikeway in Toowoomba. On 10th February, the Queensland Minister for Transport…

Maximum Speed Halved for Queensland Scooters

Beam operates a number of scooter share services in Queensland and supports the new regulations, while launching several of its own education and safety measures.

Brisbane, Queensland Speed limits will be halved for e-scooters travelling on footpaths in Queensland, under a range of measures announced by the Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Mark Bailey, last week to encourage safer use of scooters.   The speed reduction, to 12kmh, will be accompanied by mandated safety measures, a safety education campaign and…

Two Significant Projects Progress in Brisbane and Launceston

Part of the new North Brisbane Bikeway

Launceston, Tasmania and Brisbane, Queensland University of Tasmania’s new Inveresk campus development reached an important milestone on 24th September with the official opening of the North Esk River pedestrian and cycle bridge. The new $5 million North Esk River pedestrian and cycle bridge is a key community asset that provides a vital link between the…

Lime Eases Financial Squeeze for Low-Income Customers

Lime ebikes

Long-standing micromobility share scheme operator Lime last month launched two social equity programs in Australian cities – a discounted ride program for Health Care Card holders and a free-ride initiative to encourage COVID vaccinations.

Beam is Focused Upon Our Region

Beam Scooters in Port Douglas

The world of bike and scooter share scheme operators has been like the wild west over recent years. Companies have started with a bang, then been refuelled by huge

Cashing in on the Scooter Boom

Scooter Hut Adelaide store front

Scooters sales have been booming in Australia, accelerated by the rapid growth of e-scooters. Micromobility Report recently spoke to Scott Mackintosh, the founder and owner of Scooter Hut, which is the largest specialist retail chain for scooters in Australia.