Brisbane’s citywide network of connected and safe bikeways has expanded, with Council completing work on the state-of-the-art 2.5 kilometre protected corridor at Woolloongabba.
Public and Active Transport Chair Krista Adams said Brisbane’s newest bikeway was now open and had become part of Brisbane City Council’s extensive network of connected and safe bikeways.
“Every dollar invested into cycling infrastructure makes Brisbane an even better city to live, work and relax and we have invested $100 million over four years to deliver four major bikeway corridors and more than 35 suburban bikeways by the end of 2020,” Cr Adams said.
“The Woolloongabba Bikeway provides 2.5 kilometres of safe cycling along Annerley Road and Stanley Street, with separated bike lanes, three floating bus stops and audible line marking.
“The completion of this bikeway will deliver significant safety improvements for the thousands of cyclists who ride on these roads every day.
“Creating clear and safe separation between motorists and cyclists was the key focus of this project, and this bikeway delivered Brisbane’s first ever floating bus stops to remove any potential conflict between bikes and buses, and ensure an even safer trip for cyclists.
“The final stage of this project was the construction around the motorway on-ramp which included the installation of shared through and left-turn traffic lanes to the motorway.”
Cr Adams said the Woolloongabba Bikeway connected to the now complete Kangaroo Point Bikeway, delivering a state-of-the-art cross-city cycling link between the city’s south and the CBD.
“The completion of the Wolloongabba Bikeway has delivered a missing link, and Brisbane now has a continuous cycling corridor from the University of Queensland and the Eleanor Schonell Bridge in Dutton Park to the CBD, the Bicentennial Bikeway and the Veloway 1 (V1) bikeway,” she said.
“We are now gearing up to begin works on several other bikeway projects across Brisbane.
“This financial year we have committed $25.5 million to help create new bikeway links, including the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Indooroopilly riverwalks, the Wakerley Bikeway as well as cycling links to the North Brisbane Bikeway and Wishart Community Park” she said.
“A further $2 million will also be allocated to reconstruct and improve existing bikeways to help active travellers get home sooner and safer.
“We have a vision for a city that has a comprehensive network of cycle paths and bikeways as this helps minimise traffic congestion and encourages residents to keep active and healthy.”