Stressed Brisbane cyclists take the long way round

14 Nov 2022
UQ research found Brisbane cyclists take longer and steeper routes to avoid traffic. Image: Adobe

Cyclists in Brisbane don’t take the shortest or flattest routes, but rather plan their journeys to minimise traffic stress according to research from The University of Queensland.

Researchers Tmnit Halefom and Dr Dorina Pojani from UQ’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences said the findings suggest barriers to bike use in the city may have been misunderstood.

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