The group launched on World Environment Day – June 5, 2005. The theme for the 2005 World Environment Day was “Green Cities” and the slogan was “Plan for the Planet!”. A fitting theme to underpin the launch of EaST BUG and drive its activities given the bicycle could be considered the ultimate urban vehicle for a green city.
We advocate for safer conditions and better facilities for cycling, whether that be to get to work or school, visit a friend, get to shops and services or just get out and ride for the sheer joy of it. We are committed to working constructively with all interested parties towards that end, including:
- Brisbane City Council
- Queensland Government Department of Main Roads
- Queensland Rail
- Elected representatives at Council, State, and Federal level
- Local media outlets
We seek to engage in conversation with the local community to understand the issues faced by those who ride bikes, and the barriers that prevent people from riding or from riding more often.
The geographic area we represent covers the Brisbane City Council area south of the Brisbane River and east of the Pacific Motorway. This covers the council wards of Chandler, Doboy, Holland Park, Morningside, The Gabba, Wishart and Wynnum Manly. (See map)