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Diversion for Bicentennial Bikeway

Bikeway users will be diverted to a new route along the Bicentennial Bikeway between Victoria Bridge and Waterline Park from Monday 16 May 2022.

A diversion will be required onto The Landing while works to upgrade public space adjacent to the Queen’s Wharf site occur.

When:
From Monday 16 May 2022 the diversion will be in place for pedestrians and active transport users on the Bicentennial Bikeway for around 12 months.

Where:
From the City Cat terminal at North Quay to the start of the Mangrove Walk, a diversion will be in place on The Landing for all bikeway users (Refer to map below).

The diversion will be clearly marked with hoarding and directional and speed limit signage.

Temporary diversion:
The diversion is required while rejuvenation works to transform the public space is underway. The diversion will be in place for around 12 months while the new public space will open with the first stage of the Integrated Resort Development in mid-2023.

There will be a mix of concrete and suspended structures along the bikeway diversion. Please plan ahead, take care and ride to conditions.

Bicentennial Bikeway Diversion
Bicentennial Bikeway Diversion

For more information head to the Queens Warf Brisbane website.

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Bicentennial Bikeway Restoration | BQ Letter to BCC

Update 23 March

Great news! Brisbane City Council have agreed to our suggestion of a pop-up bikeway on Coronation Drive.

The left outbound lane of Coronation Drive between Lang Parade and Graham Street will become a temporary bikeway from Monday morning.

Brisbane City Council said the speed limit in that section would be slowed to 40 kilometres per hour and water-filled safety barriers would separate vehicle and cycling traffic.

Read more here.

Following on from constructive work done by Brisbane West BUG, Bicycle Queensland wrote to Brisbane City Council to seek their assistance in the quickest possible restoration of the Bicentennial Bikeway.

Director of Advocacy Andrew Demack wrote to Cr Ryan Murphy, Chair of Transport, saying:

“The BCC website currently gives no timelines for either inspection of the bikeway, or for the removal of debris. It would be very helpful to have a timeline on how long this disruption will last!

“We urge you to collaborate closely with Maritime Safety Queensland to expedite the removal of the former Drift restaurant from the bikeway.

“Lord Mayor and Cr Murphy, our bikeways are always vulnerable to severe weather events because our network of bikeways and shared paths is not resilient, and lacks alternatives. The Bicentennial Bikeway is a world-class facility, but there is no fallback, no detour bikeway for 5000 regular bike riders to use.

“Bicycle Queensland’s members are keen to work with BCC on solutions. Here are some suggestions that take seriously the concerns of bike riders and others who use the Bicentennial Bikeway:

  • BCC could provide a temporary bike lane on Coronation Drive.
  • Free train travel for bike riders at Toowong and Auchenflower stations to CBD stations.
  • Free travel on BCC buses for bike riders from Toowong to City destinations.
  • Sign alternate route such as https://www.strava.com/routes/2938247928450082494.
  • Temporary lowering of the speed limit to 40 km/h on the sections of Coronation Drive which are likely to have increased bike traffic.

“Many BQ members have reported to us that they see the lack of timelines for repairing bikeways as a symbol of BCC’s priorities. We urge you to consider active transport and e-mobility as being of equal significance in Council’s transport system as the road network.

“Building a resilient system that can withstand future flood events is part of re-ordering these priorities,” Mr Demack said.

Read our letter to Cr Ryan Murphy here

Drift on Bicentennial Bikeway
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Brisbane Riverfire Bikeway Closures

Brisbane City Council has advised there will be a number of shared path and bikeway closures from Thursday the 23rd to Saturday 25th of September as a result of the Riverfire event.

Closures include:

Story bridge Western footpath from 8am 23rd September to 8.30pm 25th September.

Goodwill bridge closed from 4-8pm Saturday.

Story bridge Eastern footpath 6.15-8pm Saturday.

New Farm Riverwalk 6.30-7.15pm Saturday.

Bikeways and shared paths around South Brisbane and Brisbane CBD may be impacted by large numbers of pedestrians during the Riverfire event. Please exercise caution when navigating through these affected areas.

Road Closure information may be found at https://www.brisbanefestival.com.au/sunsuper-riverfire-road-closures

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City Cycle Decommissioning Works

Please see below notifications from Brisbane City Council regarding the decommissioning works of the City Cycle Stations.

Cycle stations affected:

If you have any questions about these works, please visit Council’s website for the latest programs.

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Shared Path Lane Closure at Dutton Park Station

Cross River Rail have notified Bicycle Queensland of an upcoming shared path lane closure at Dutton Park train station. The lane closure is scheduled to take place this week and forms part of the upgrade works associated with the CRR project.

The planned works with involve the temporary closure of one lane on the shared path and will remain in place until early 2022. The lane reduction from two to one will affect a small portion of the pathway, but will still enable riders and pedestrians to pass through the affected area.

If you would like more information email: info@crossriverrail.gov.au

Cross River Rail upgrade area at Dutton Park station.
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North Brisbane Bikeway Stage 4 Construction Works on Price Street

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has advised that the rescheduled works on the North Brisbane bikeway north of Price Street will commence from Monday the 6th of September 2021.

The works are expected to be completed within the week, with the night works to be completed between the hours of 7pm to 5am Sunday to Thursday.

There will be changed traffic conditions in the area including detours, signage and lane closures. When using the area exercise caution and follow all directions while navigating through the affected site.

To view the offical TMR notice click here

North Brisbane Bike Way Map of Works
North Brisbane Bikeway Construction works
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Victoria Park temporary shared path changes

If you are a commuter through Victoria Park, please note the temporary shared path changes below.

UNITY Alliance will need to extend the off-peak closures of the Victoria Park shared user path behind Brisbane Girls Grammar School intermittently until Friday 31 July 2020.

The extension is due to a number of factors. This includes the recent wet weather, impacting the production of the shotcrete retaining wall and affecting site ground conditions.

These intermittent closures will be implemented outside morning and afternoon peak periods. This will be between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm between Monday and Saturday.

Traffic management will be in place and pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured via Gregory Terrace and College Road during the temporary intermittent closures.

Signage will be in place to direct pedestrians and cyclists around works areas. Please observe the directions of traffic control while passing through the area.

View the PDF document on these temporary shared path changes here.