Some bikeways force evasive action
MY CYCLE group formed in 2005 with six retired or nearly retired blokes toddling off at 19kmh.
Each Sunday, we ride from Mooloolaba to Pelican Waters and return but now at more than 30kmh. Our numbers have grown to around 70 on our register.
In that time, relations between cyclists and motorists have improved to the stage we rarely are in conflict.
Of course better cycling facilities have helped, with the improved separation between bike and car.
The council under Bob Abbot as mayor made giant leaps forward for cycling infrastructure, which has continued in subsequent councils.
However, Corbould Way is one stretch of road which, suffering from the quandary of ownership, tends to be neglected.
The cycle lane on this stretch of road is littered with sticks, stones, broken glass, bits of wire and every conceivable item that might fall off the back of a truck.
We are regularly forced by such debris on to the roadway where traffic whizzes by at 100kmh.
Punctures are normal routine and while waiting to be picked up there last Sunday (following two punctures), I was surprised at how isolated it seemed and how uncomfortable a sole female cyclist may have felt.
Whether it be state or local government responsibility, a program to regularly maintain the Corbould Way bicycle lane needs to be implemented before a serious incident occurs.