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A Busy Weekend on Two Wheels

A Busy Weekend on Two Wheels

Weekends in town are few. Make ’em count.                                                                …

The Ekka

The Ekka

My Rotary host counselor Allan Male invited me to the Ekka, Queensland’s 137-year- old agricultural show. I was among the 70,000 who spent the national holiday enjoying the rides, games, horse shows, and strawberry sundaes. The festival introduced me to…

Ride up Mt. Coot-Tha

Ride up Mt. Coot-Tha

Last weekend was my first weekend in Brisbane since I first arrived. I biked up Mt. Coot-tha, the highest point in Brisbane. I have spent most my time in the three locations noted above. I research at the University of…

Cycle2city Tour

Cycle2city Tour

          Brisbane’s cycle2city facility encourages bicycle commuting by providing secure bike storage, showers, lockers, repair stations, and laundry service.¬†Open since 2008, the facility has half of its 420 spaces filled during the peak months. End of…

What I’m Researching

What I’m Researching

Brisbane City Council aims to have one in five trips taken by bike or on foot by 2030. To help achieve this goal, they initiated CityCycle, a bicycle share program, in October 2010. Bike share programs allow users to rent…

A Stroll Through the Brisbane’s Botanical Gardens

A Stroll Through the Brisbane’s Botanical Gardens

[The tropical forest] encourages among its settlers a healthy respect for and harmony with the natural environment, equality among beings, and an evident lack of hierarchy. The forest is compact with diverse flora and fauna which translates into high tolerance…

Space

Space

I began researching bicycling and pedestrian planning at the University of Queensland this week. I’m working with Dr. Derlie Mateo-Babiano. In one of her journal articles, she wrote, “Westerners perceive space as a distance between objects, implying that the in-between…