North Brisbane Bikeway gets into gear

North Brisbane Bikeway gets into gear

Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council work together to deliver stages two and three.

Posted on 13.08.2018

The North Brisbane Bikeway is racing forward as the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council work together to deliver stages two and three.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the dedicated bikeway was critical for the greater Brisbane and would connect the CBD through to Chermside.

“Separated bike facilities reduce the need for the interaction between motorists and bike riders on roads and with pedestrians on footpaths, improving the safety, comfort, amenity and travel times for everyone,” Mr Bailey said.

“We are working in tandem with Brisbane City Council to create this bicycle network which is a win-win for bike riders and the local community.

“An agreement has now been reached which will allow works to be completed on stages two and three.

“Tenders for these stages will be released later this year with community consultation to take place in coming months.”

Mr Bailey said it was all part of the Queensland Government’s plan to get more Queenslanders on their bikes.

“This will allow Queenslanders to enjoy the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle and experience the simple pleasure of getting around on a bike,” he said.

Mr Bailey said stage one of the North Brisbane Bikeway was completed in 2016 and connected Herston to Windsor.

“Stages two and three will connect Somerset Street in Windsor to Rigby Street in Wooloowin,” he said.

“Features of these stages include priority pedestrian and bike rider crossings at a number of intersections.

“These will operate similarly to pedestrian zebra crossings, giving pedestrians and bike riders priority over vehicles when crossing the street.

“Design works have also started on stage four which will connect Rigby Street to Price Street.

“Consultation will also happen with the community for stage four to gain important feedback.”

Further stages of the North Brisbane Bikeway from Wooloowin to Chermside will be delivered by Brisbane City Council.

The Queensland Government will partly fund the section of the bikeway from Price Street to Kedron Brook

Source
Media Statement
Minister for Transport and Main Roads
The Honourable Mark Bailey

 

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