Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has today announced the concept design to introduce bike lanes on Dornoch Terrace will not proceed.

The draft plan, which looked at transport options such as removing parking spaces from both sides of the road in favour of bike lanes has been rejected by the community.

“While there was some support for pedestrian access and intersection improvements, the proposal at Dornoch Terrace is not acceptable to local residents,” Cr Schrinner said.

“It would have meant a loss of 115 carparks, removing trees and restricted property access to homes and community buildings.

“I have listened, and it is clear the community are worried about losing car parks and property access, and I understand their concerns.

“We are focussed on listening to that feedback and retaining on-road parking”

Cr Schrinner said Brisbane City Council received more than 1000 submissions on the draft plan and the majority did not wish it to proceed.

“I am a Lord Mayor who listens, and the community has said no,” he said.
“We will continue to look at all options to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists in consultation with the community and stakeholders in not only Highgate Hill, but right across Brisbane.

“I want to thank the many people and organisations who provided submissions to the Council project team as well as those who contacted me directly.

“Community feedback is an important element in Council projects which informs our draft plans and whether they go ahead at all.

“In this case the people have spoken, I have listened, and the plan will not proceed.”

Feedback summary:
 64% of respondents disagreed with the proposal
 72% disagreed with removing 115 car parks
 72% disagreed with removing any vegetation to facilitate bike lanes
 62% disagreed with consolidating bus stops
 58% disagreed with upgrading 1.2 kilometres of bike lanes