Like many Australians, Chris rode a bike to school, but traded two wheels for four in university and the workplace as an ICT professional for the last 20 years. But 5 years ago, frustrated with the cost of public transport and running two motor vehicles, one of which just to sit at the train station all day, he decided to ride from his home in Jindalee to work in the Brisbane CBD.
In that time Chris has seen some great bicycle infrastructure improvements in Brisbane where it already existed, but also the political resistance to build more where it might require investing political capital to reclaim road space.
As a member of Brisbane CBD BUG, co-convenor of Brisbane West BUG and involvement with the Space4Cycling Brisbane campaign in the recent Brisbane City Council election, Chris is passionate about creating an environment for every day cycling for all ages.
Married with 3 young children, Chris understands that the car has a place in our cities. The availability and quality of electric assisted bikes makes cycling for transport more accessible to more people, even in Brisbane’s warm, humid climate.
He describes himself not as anti-car, but as pro-choice.
“We see public and active transport strategies at state and local level come and go, never meeting their targets. I feel we need leadership at Federal level to invest in and coordinate the push towards ensuring people have attractive transport options other than the car as their only option.”
You can contact Chris at email@example.com and