Transport Plan for Brisbane 2008-2026

Brisbane City Council has updated the Transport Plan for Brisbane. 

The city's economic growth and the lifestyle of its residents depend upon an efficient transport system.

This is why Council has made tackling congestion on the transport network a top priority.

The transport plan reflects Council’s plan to balance investment in public transport, walking and cycling with an efficient road network.

The transport plan has been updated to take account of:

  • South East Queensland Regional Plan and Infrastructure Plan and Program
  • TransApex
  • Brisbane’s draft City Shape Implementation Strategy
  • City Centre Master Plan
  • TransLink Transit Authority Network Plan

Since publication of the 2003 Transport Plan, Brisbane City Council has:

  • completed the Eleanor Schonell Bridge and the Clem Jones Tunnel (North-South Bypass Tunnel)
  • implemented nine BUZ (Bus Upgrade Zones) routes
  • introduced 450 low-floor airconditioned compressed natural gas buses
  • begun construction on Legacy Way (Hale Street Link)

Carrying out the plan

The plan will focus on 'transport corridors', which are the major arterial routes through the city. The plan:

  • defines the specific transport projects Council will make in an area
  • directs planning work to major road corridors and the roads that feed into them
  • considers how to manage travel demand in those corridors, looking at a range of projects to manage congestion, such as:
    • extra road space
    • more public transport
    • walking and cycling facilities
    • improved signal coordination

Each potential project is subject to:

  • detailed investigation
  • cost benefit analysis
  • funding availability

Projects will be reviewed at least every five years to assess the changing needs of the city.

Transport plan projects

Council is already carrying out a number of projects that support the transport plan:

  • $1.2bn Road Action Program
  • purchasing 500 new 'rigid equivalent' buses over 4 years
  • $100m for walking, cycling and bikeways over 4 years 
  • bike hire scheme
  • bus Rapid Transit System
  • six new CityCats over four years
  • new ferry terminals

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