The Queensland State Government has announced that a new veloway cycle bridge ‘velobridge’ will be constructed near the Buranda train station, located above O’Keefe Street, Woolloongabba.
The new cycle bridge will provide a vital missing connection for the inner city cycle network and will link two sections of the Veloway.
Joe Kelly, Greenslopes MP outlined that the new bridge would separate riders and pedestrians from the road.
“A new velobridge over the busy O’Keefe Street intersection at Woolloongabba will make bike riding quicker and safer into the CBD”.
“There is a lot of foot traffic with commuters moving between the busway and Buranda Train Station, and that mixes with people on bikes that currently need to queue at the lights and cross at Carl Street”.
“People walking, using wheelchairs and other mobility aids will have less interaction with people on bikes and more room to move” he said.
The veloway bridge concept plans were displayed to the public on 28 April 2021, via Mark Bailey’s Facebook account, which show a loop bridge structure constructed in the road reserve connecting O’Keefe Street to Regent Street.
Mark Bailey Transport Minister outlined that the project would complete another missing piece in Brisbane’s network of bike and pedestrian paths.
“We know more people choose to ride if they have access to safe and separated bike paths”.
“community information sessions on the O’Keefe Street Velobridge would be held next week to allow residents to drop by to talk to the project team”.
“We want to hear from the community to ensure residents’ views and local knowledge are reflected in the design, which we expect to complete in towards the end of this year,” he said.
– provide feedback by 28 May 2021
– visiting the project webpage at www.tmr.qld.gov.au
– email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3066 4338 during business hours.
– Construction begins (early 2022)
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– Media Release: Mark Bailey’s Facebook account
– Images: supplied by DTMR
– Images: Google Streetview and Aerial
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