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Injured cyclist calls for dedicated bike lanes

CLOSE CALL: Andrew Abbott who was hit by a car on Bargara Road would like to see better roads for cyclists. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
CLOSE CALL: Andrew Abbott who was hit by a car on Bargara Road would like to see better roads for cyclists. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

A BUNDABERG cyclist who was hit by car last week has renewed calls for dedicated bike lanes to be introduced to the region.

Andrew Abbott said he was 2km into his ride on Bargara Rd on Monday April 15, when he was struck by a vehicle turning into a driveway but luckily was not seriously injured.

"I just had cuts and bruises," he said.

"There should be a dedicated cycling lane on every main road in the region."

In October last year Bundaberg Regional Council Sports and Recreation spokeswoman Lynne Forgan said cycle pathways were being discussed and referred to as multi-modal pathways, because they could be used by both walkers and cyclists.

Cr Forgan said cycling pathways were still being considered but the recent flood disaster in January meant council's focus was currently on other issues.

"The flood and tornado events of January this year have created many more issues for Council to consider relating to the recovery of our community," she said.

"Council as a whole will progress through these issues and identify the order in which projects should be prioritised and funded."

Mr Abbott said he believed a dedicated cycling lane would eradicate a lot of the ongoing issues between cyclists and other road users.

"There is a distance needed between riders and people in cars," he said.

Royal Automobile Club of Queensland public policy executive manager Michael Roth said all road users had a right to be on the road but courtesy was need by both parties.

"It's only when people behave aggressively or when people aren't aware of their surroundings, that problems occur.

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