Council rolls out designs for Kangaroo Point bikeway

The community has been given a first look at the designs for a new Kangaroo Point bikeway between Dock Street and the Goodwill Bridge, with Brisbane City Council calling for feedback on the project.

Public and Active Transport Chairman Cr Adrian Schrinner said the Kangaroo Bikeway Project formed part of the Quirk Administration’s $100 million four-year investment to help residents get home quicker and safer.

“Council continues to deliver in bicycle infrastructure across the city and is investing nearly $5 million to complete a missing cycling link between the Woolloongabba Bikeway, Goodwill Bridge and the V1 Veloway,” Cr Schrinner said.

“More than 4,500 cyclists travel along this popular route every day and we are today unveiling the preliminary designs for Stage 1B, which will provide a dedicated cycling link between Dock Street and the Goodwill Bridge.

“The project will also include the installation of specialised markings along Dock Street to raise awareness of cyclists and encourage other road users to slow down.”

Cr Schrinner said the Kangaroo Point Bikeway project would be delivered in three stages, with the design of Stages 1A and 1C now being finalised following community consultation.

“Brisbane is a lifestyle and leisure city and it is important the community have their say on this project so we can continue to balance the needs of residents and cyclists,” he said.

“We continue to roll out more major upgrades to our bikeway network and are delivering more than 35 new bikeways over a four-year period.”

The Kangaroo Bikeway Project is jointly funded by Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government.

The community is encouraged to provide their feedback on the project and the preliminary design of Stage 1B via an online survey by visiting Council’s website and searching for ‘Kangaroo Point Bikeway’. The survey will remain open until Monday 2 April 2018.

For more information visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on (07) 3403 8888.