Two bikeway bridges is better than one!
Bicycle Queensland has applauded Brisbane City Council’s decision this morning to deliver both stages 1 and 2 of the Indooroopilly Bikeway as a single project.
Council’s Public & Active Transport Committee is in session right now.
In response to feedback from Bicycle Queensland and many others, the new scope of works now also includes a five metre-wide separated pathway for cyclists and pedestrians, a ramp connection to Foxton Street and connection to Riverview Terrace, upgrading of the Foxton Street/Radnor Street intersection for cyclist and pedestrian safety, lighting along the length of the pathway, landscaping and wayfinding signage.
project will deliver a Riverwalk of just under 800m long, which is comparable
in length to the New Farm Riverwalk (at 900m). Including the connections at
either end, the entire length of dedicated pathway is around 850m.
The revised construction tender is expected to be released in mid-2019, with construction scheduled to commence in late 2019 for completion by the 2020/21 financial year.
Bicycle Queensland CEO Anne Savage said the announcement was a major win for the community, with detailed designs to be shared in due course.
“This is bridge to a better travel future and safer cycling for the whole community – it will encourage thousands more people to ride instead of driving,” she said.
“Council’s investment in the $100M Better Bikeways for Brisbane Program is delivering major benefits for the people of Brisbane.
“The new Indooroopilly bikeway will make travel by bike faster and safer, raising property values and bringing new business to the small business precinct along Riverview Terrace.
“The new shared bridges will rapidly mark their place on Brisbane’s iconic River Loop, enabling thousands of locals and visitors to enjoy all that Brisbane has to offer – on bikes.”