Sharing our roads and public spaces

Clear guidance, education and road rules help Queenslanders to comfortably and safely share our roads and other public spaces. Our investment in technology will also make a difference to the way we share our roads.

More people cycling benefits the whole community, and promotes a healthier way to travel. Encouraging all people to better share our public spaces—whether on the road, shared paths, footpaths, trails or other places—will help make getting around safer and more enjoyable for everyone.

We will improve sharing our roads and public spaces across four key action areas:

Road rules that work for all

We will work across government to ensure road rules are effective and improve the safety of all road users. Over the next two years we will focus on the following action.

Actions 2020–2022
Deliver education on sharing the road with bicycle riders as part of the Road Rules Communication Action Plan.
Sharing our roads

We will educate road users about safely sharing the road and other public spaces. Over the next two years we will focus on the following actions.

Actions 2020–2022
Investigate opportunities to partner with industry associations to promote benefits of bicycle riding to their members and how to share our roads with bicycle riders
Develop awareness and education tools in collaboration with key stakeholders to promote heavy vehicles and bicycles sharing the road
Managing speed to improve safety

We will better manage speed around schools, urban precincts and high-use cycle corridors. Over the next two years we will focus on the following actions.

Actions 2020–2022
Develop training materials to support setting appropriate speed limits in areas frequented by vulnerable road users, including bicycle riders, as provided for in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Part 4.
Regulating road space and road use

We will investigate and determine the regulations and guidance that best address key safety risks and concerns on Queensland’s roads. Over the next two years we will focus on the following actions.

Actions 2020–2022
Consult with construction industry organisations to develop options within infrastructure contract provisions and delivery processes to minimise risks for vulnerable road users including bicycle riders around heavy vehicles.
Develop an online course about provision of safe travel path for bicycle riders and pedestrians at road works for local government decision makers and traffic management professionals.

Continue exploring our priorities for cycling in Queensland

Measuring progress 

Data will enable us to track our progress in embedding cycling into Queensland’s transport system, culture, communities and economy.

Queensland Cycling Strategy suite

Cycling Action Plan 2020–2022

Our actions for the next two years

State of Cycling Report 2019

Monitoring our progress every two years