Kangaroo Point bikeway – Stage 1 plans revealed

November 29th, 2017

Brisbane City Council has released concept designs for Stage 1 of the upgrade of the Kangaroo Point bikeway.

Bicycle Queensland sees this Brisbane City Council and State Government funded upgrade as an important safety and capacity improvement of a section of Brisbane’s bikeway network which is old and below standard.

Stage 1 will upgrade the bikeway from the terminus of the V1 at Lower River Terrace, back to the Dock Street intersection which takes riders towards South Bank and the Goodwill Bridge.

However, Bicycle Queensland remains concerned about Stage 1C, where Kangaroo Point bikeway will meet the soon-to-be started Woolloongabba Bikeway, at the corner of Dock Street and Vulture Street. Bicycle Queensland’s preferred option is for the Woolloongabba Bikeway to take the eastern side of Dock Street, which may mean removing the left slip-lane out of Dock Street into Vulture Street. The bikeway crossing of Dock Street could be a shared zone, similar to the one on nearby Ernest Street.

BCC’s current design for Stage 1C doesn’t take up this idea, and has pinch points for bike riders squeezing past the Griffith University Film School. Below-par connections between sections of new bikeway will become the focus of bike rider complaints, with justification. We are hopeful that this concern will be addressed.

Bicycle Queensland also anticipates that later stages of the Kangaroo Point bikeway upgrade will address the narrow sections closer to Kangaroo Point itself, and the many conflict points between the bikeway and pedestrian paths.

A community consultation “Have your say” session will be held on Saturday December 2 at the South Bank end of the Goodwill Bridge from 9am – 12pm. For more information, visit the project website.

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