Kangaroo Point Bikeway Now Has Bicycle Awareness Monitors

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Bicycle Awareness Monitors have been installed at the Kangaroo Point Bikeway to remind cyclists and e-mobility riders to slow down. 

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These new signs will alert approaching riders of their speed and indicate if their speed is below or above 15 km/h.

The Bicycle Awareness Monitors work just like the city’s Speed Awareness Monitors, which flashes a sign when drivers are over or under speeding. 

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A thank you message flashes when vehicles are travelling at or below the speed limit, whilst a ‘slow down’ reminder will be displayed if a driver is overspeeding.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said they have turned on two signs designed to measure the speed of passing bicycles, as well as e-scooters and e-skateboards, along the bikeway.

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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.

The Kangaroo Point Bikeway is being used by about 3,000 people cycling, walking, or riding a day.

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“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,” Cr Schrinner said.

Cr Schrinner encourages everyone to keep an eye out for the new signs and know that if they are travelling at a safe speed they will be rewarded with a smile and a thank you message.

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The signs operate entirely via solar power,which means they are not only better for the environment but also helps reduce ongoing costs. 

If proven successful in delivering positive change in drivers’ behaviour during the trial, Brisbane City Council will explore options to install them on other pathways across the city. The trial is expected to end by February 2023.