Flashing awareness signs that remind cyclists and e-mobility riders to slow down have been switched on at two locations as part of a Brisbane-first trial.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the Bicycle Awareness Monitors work the same way as the popular smiling Speed Awareness Monitors which have proven extremely effective in improving driver safety and behaviour on our roads.
“We have now turned on two signs designed to measure the speed of passing bicycles, as well as e-scooters and e-skateboards, along the Kangaroo Point Bikeway,” Cr Schrinner said.
“This pathway is used by about 3000 people cycling, walking, or riding a day and these new signs will alert approaching riders of their speed and indicate if their speed is below or above 15km/h.
“Brisbane is an incredible city to walk and ride around, but it’s important everyone uses our shared paths considerately and safely and travelling at the correct speed is an important part of this.
“I encourage everyone to keep an eye out for these new signs and know that if you’re travelling at a safe speed you’ll be rewarded with a smile and a thank you message.
“If you trigger a slowdown message, please do so as it’s important for your own safety and those travelling around you.”
Cr Schrinner said the two signs could be found near the Kangaroo Point Cliff stairs and near the Riverlife Adventure Centre along the shared Kangaroo Point Cliffs path.
“These signs operate entirely via solar power, which means these signs are not only better for the environment but reduce ongoing costs,” he said.
“If these signs prove to deliver a positive change in behaviour during this trial, we will explore options to install them on other pathways across Brisbane.”
This financial year we are starting work on Sir Manuel Hornibrook Park Teneriffe and its associated path – it’s a busy pedestrian, cycling, and e-scooting connection.
Many thousands of locals who live in our high density areas of Newstead and Teneriffe use this river connection daily for their walk, cycle, or scoot to the city.
For more information on the Bicycle Awareness Monitors trial, call Council on 3403 8888 or visit brisbane.qld.gov.au