North Brisbane Bikeway Set to Connect CBD Through to Chermside

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Stages Two and Three of the North Brisbane Bikeway, connecting CBD through to Chermside, are already underway.

The  Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council are currently working together to deliver these next stages which, according to Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey, are essential for the provision of a dedicated bikeway for Greater Brisbane.

“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.


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According to Mr Bailey, the project is 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.

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Stage One of the North Brisbane Bikeway was already completed in 2016 and had connected Herston to Windsor.

Stage One also included a bikeway extension on Gympie Road, between Webster Road, Aspley and Murphy Road, Chermside, completing an important link around the cricket fields at the Marchant Park and in the North Brisbane Bikeway project



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The Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council have now reached an agreement that allows works to be completed on Stages Two and Three of the North Brisbane Bikeway.

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

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Stages Two and Three will further connect Somerset Street in Windsor to Rigby Street in Wooloowin. A key feature of these stages is the inclusion of priority pedestrian and cycle crossings at a number of intersections. These crossings will operate like pedestrian ‘zebra’ crossings, providing people walking and cycling with priority over vehicles when crossing the street.

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Significantly improving safety, the crossings will consist of a raised platform and coloured road surface to identify the cycle crossing and give way areas. Ample space will also be provided to allow vehicles to stop safely, clear of the crossing.

Moreover, Mr Bailey said that design works on stage four have also started and will connect Rigby Street to Price Street. Community consultation will be held to gain important feedback for this stage.

The Brisbane City Council will be responsible for delivering further stages of the North Brisbane Bikeway from Wooloowin to Chermside with the Queensland Government partly funding the section of the bikeway from Price Street to Kedron Brook.

Visit the official page of the North Brisbane Bikeway to learn more.