Review ordered of state's cycling laws

THE Newman government has ordered a review of Queensland's cycling laws, including whether a one-metre rule would provide a safer environment for cyclists.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said Parliament's Transport, Housing and Local Government committee would conduct the review.

"There has been a lot of focus recently on bike safety and I've listened to that feedback and decided to take a closer look at the evidence and laws," Mr Emerson said.

"My personal view is cyclists and drivers should be considerate of each other and ensure they are travelling safely at all times.

"However, I'm aware there is the potential for animosity between motorists and cyclists.

"I have written to the committee chair, Howard Hobbs, to review the trends in bike injuries and to evaluate any changes, for example, having a one-metre distance between motorists and a cyclist."

Bicycle Queensland chief executive officer Ben Wilson welcomed the review.

The committee will report back to Queensland Parliament this year.



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