Woolloongabba bikeway to connect city’s south to the CBD

Plans for a new bikeway in the city’s south are pedalling ahead, with Brisbane City Council unveiling final designs for the city’s largest new bikeway in Woolloongabba.

Public & Active Transport Chairman Cr Adrian Schrinner said Council was investing $11 million to construct the new Woolloongabba Bikeway, which would boost safety along the 2.5-kilometre corridor

“The Quirk Administration continues to provide more travel options with a $100 million investment to deliver new and upgraded bikeways across the city,” Cr Schrinner said.

“The Woolloongabba Bikeway Project will provide permanent bike lanes on Annerley Road and Stanley Street, enhancing safety along a corridor that has had a history of more than 50 serious cyclist accidents over the past eight years.

“In a Brisbane-first, the project will also including the installation of floating bus stops and audible line markings along Annerley Road, helping to separate motorists from the 700 cyclists who ride along Annerley Road daily.

“A two-way bike lane is set to be constructed between Ipswich Road and Vulture Street, where the Kangaroo Point Bikeway project will commence, providing the 1,200 cyclists who use Stanley Street every day with a safer alternative to mingling with motorists.”

Cr Schrinner said a new CityCycle station would also be installed on Annerley Road near the Stanley Street intersection, to reflect the program’s growing popularity.

Bicycle Queensland CEO Anne Savage commended Brisbane City Council’s Woolloongabba Bikeway Project and said it would enhance cycling connectivity from the suburbs to the CBD.

“There can be no doubt that the Woolloongabba Bikeway will enhance cycling uptake and increase levels of cycling,” Ms Savage said.

“More than 45,000 vehicles use this transport corridor every day – providing safe, separated cycleways for bike riders is key to keeping Brisbane moving.

“Every dollar invested in cycling infrastructure will return nearly five dollars in economic benefit to the Brisbane community with improved health outcomes, reduced traffic congestion, and lower transport costs. This project will be a game-changer for Brisbane drivers and riders.”

Council will now be seeking tenders for the work with construction expected to commence mid-2018. For more information visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or phone 3403 8888.