Plans unveiled for new Indooroopilly bikeway

Brisbane City Council has unveiled plans for the first stage of a new bikeway in Indooroopilly that will complete a critical link between the Western Freeway Bikeway, the University of Queensland and the Brisbane River Loop.

Public and Active Transport Chairman Cr Adrian Schrinner said stage one of the Indooroopilly Bikeway project would provide a safe connection, separating people on bikes and on foot from cars.

“The Indooroopilly Bikeway project will stretch from the existing Western Freeway Bikeway at Witton Road onto a new cycling and pedestrian bridge over the river, through Witton Barracks and along Lambert Road to connect with the UQ Bikeway,” Cr Schrinner said.

“Thousands of cyclists use the Western Freeway Bikeway, Brisbane River Loop and UQ Bikeway every day and this new bikeway will form an important connection for residents getting active in our outdoor city.

“Brisbane City Council has done more to improve cyclist safety than anywhere else in Australia, with more than 130 new dedicated bikeways built over four years and another $100 million to be invested in cycling infrastructure by 2020.”

Cr Schrinner said stage one of the Indooroopilly Bikeway project would significantly boost safety for the 700 people who ride or walk along Radnor Street every day.

“Radnor Street is notoriously intimidating for active travellers and this new bikeway will be a welcome addition to help local residents get to work or school more quickly and safely,” he said.

“The project will also deliver a brand new over-water path for residents to take advantage of Indooroopilly’s iconic riverside lifestyle, as well as upgrades to the Foxton Street and Radnor Street intersection and lighting to improve safety for people using the pathway at night.”

Cr Schrinner said an online survey was now open for residents to provide their feedback on the stage one design of the Indooroopilly Bikeway project via Council’s website.

Council will also be hosting information sessions this month:

  • 7-9am, Thursday 24 May at Witton Barracks
  • 9-11am, Saturday 26 May at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre (level 3, outside the Food Court)
  • 3:30-5:30pm, Thursday 31 May at Witton Barracks

Construction of the Indooroopilly Bikeway is expected to commence next financial year. For more information visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on 3403 888.