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Construction Begins – North Brisbane Bikeway (Stages 2 & 3)

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The State Government has begun work to deliver stages 2 and 3 of the dedicated bikeway through Brisbane’s northside. The 1.7km part of the bikeway (Somerset Street in Albion to Rigby Street in Wooloowin) is a critical investment in cycle infrastructure and would connect the CBD through to Chermside with further connections likely thereafter.

Mark Bailey Minister for Transport and Main Roads inspected the start of work. “We’ve seen just how popular stage one of the bikeway has been for bike riders and locals, with a dedicated, safe link between the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital to the north of Bowen Hills”. “Stages two and three will deliver those same benefits all the way through to Wooloowin, and hopefully will encourage more people to give bike riding a try.” Mr Bailey stated.



Six (6) priority intersection crossings, are to be completed at the following key intersections along the bikeway, which are to act like zebra crossing, proving both bike riders and pedestrians priority over vehicles when crossing these streets. The project is also to include drainage, lighting and landscaping upgrades along the 1.7km of bikeway.

Key Intersections
– Bowen Street
– Grafton Street
– Albion Road
– Bridge Street
– Merehaye Street
– Rigby Street.

Safety features for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers at these intersections include
– Give Way signs for drivers
– Raised platform and coloured surface for cyclists and pedestrians angles
– Vehicle storage so drivers can turn without obstructing other vehicles or bicycle traffic

Stage 1 was completed in 2016, connecting RNA Showgrounds in Herston to Somerset Street in Windsor. Stage 2 and 3 will extend the North Brisbane Bikeway through Wooloowin to Rigby Street and be expected to be completed by 2020.

Anne Savage, CEO of Bicycle Queensland outlined how the start of construction was a win for the whole community. “Cities that invest in healthy travel enjoy the benefits, with five dollars gained for every dollar spent”.

“Bikeway growth is essential to our economic prosperity and will position Queensland to achieve the vision of a healthy, safe, and sustainable travel future, reducing congestion and promoting healthy urban development”.

“We commend the State Government its investment in the North Brisbane Bikeway, which will provide a missing link in the bikeway network to help shorten travel times, improve safety, and get cyclists home sooner to their families.” stated Ms Savage.

Andrew Methorst, Users Group Co-Convenor for Brisbane North Bicycle outlined that the group welcomed the long-awaited start of construction of the next stage of the North Brisbane Bikeway. “This is an essential missing link in connecting the northern suburbs to the city. This important infrastructure will make people feel safer and choose to be active and ride to the city,” Mr Methorst said.



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The Information and References
Media Release: Thursday, August 09, 2018
Media Release: Thursday, May 09, 2019
DTMR North Brisbane Bikeway Project Page 
Stages Overview Map
Stage 2 and 3 Map
Stage 2 and 3 – Clearing

 

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