Cyclists appeal for more bike lanes in Pine Rivers as survey shows Caboolture, Redcliffe and Bribie Island lead Moreton Bay Region

Cyclists in the Pine Rivers region are calling for cycle networks to be improved as a survey shows people in the area are shunning bikes in favour of taking their car to work.

A bike count was undertaken by an organisation called the Bicycle Network, which aims to get more people riding, on September 1 between 7am and 9am.

The results show the most popular route for cyclists, in the Pine Rivers region, is Dohles Rocks Rd, with the survey counting 30 riders.

The second most popular route was the stretch of Gympie Rd, which runs through Lawnton where 24 cyclists were counted over the same period.

However the data overwhelmingly showed people in Redcliffe, Caboolture and Bribie Island are more likely to ride to work than in Pine Rivers.

On Marine Pde in Redcliffe the survey counted 83 cyclists.

On Morayfield Rd there were 51 and even on the sparsely populated Bribie Island the top count ? 44 riders on Welsby Pde ? was higher than in Pine Rivers.

The results were no surprise to keen cyclist, 19 year-old Tyler Broughton, who lives in Redcliffe and works at the Strathpine Bicycle Centre.

The reason there are less cyclists in this area (Pine Rivers) is there are less bike lanes, he said.

Not to be confused with a cycleway a bike lane is where the road shoulder is designated for cyclists.

Theres not really one along Anzac Ave from Kallangur through to Petrie and theres absolutely none along Gympie Rd, through Strathpine, he said.

Source: Quest News

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