Bike parking and facilities
Cyclists can find bike shelters, bike racks and cyclepods at different cycling destinations around Brisbane. Cycle2City in King George Square, Brisbane City also provides facilities for cyclists such as showers, lockers, secure parking and an on-site mechanic. You can also find out which public transport services you can take your bike on.
Bike shelters are shared closed spaces for storing bicycles at public transport interchanges across Brisbane. Bike shelters offer a high level bicycle security and help reduce local traffic congestion and car parking demand.
Location and operating hours
Bike shelters are located at:
- Westfield Garden City shopping centre busway station
- Westfield Chermside shopping centre, adjacent to the bus interchange
- Mt Ommaney shopping centre bus interchange
- Carindale Street, corner of Banchory Court opposite Westfield Carindale bus interchange
Bike shelters can store up to 24 bikes with secure, swipe card access.
To use a Council bike shelter you will need to apply for an access card. Members receive free annual use which must be renewed by 30 June each year.
There are over 200 bike racks installed around Brisbane. To suggest a bike rack location, contact Council.
You can park your bike at every Council library. Each library building has bike racks nearby.
Cyclepods provide a high level of sheltered secure bike parking for up to eight bicycles. You can lock your bicycle in three places – the frame and both wheels.
Cyclepods are located at:
- CityCat terminals:
- Mowbray Park
- Guyatt Park
- Bus interchanges:
- Aspley Hypermarket
- Cannon Hill Kmart Plaza
- Centro Toombul
How to use a cyclepod
- Align the front bicycle wheel with one of the deep tracks on the Cyclepod.
- Get a firm grip on your bicycle, with one hand near the handlebars, and the other hand on the bicycle frame or seat.
- Ensure that both wheels stay aligned with the vertical track on the Cyclepod as you wheel and lift your bicycle forward and upward.
- Once both wheels are sitting comfortably in the upper and lower track, you can release your bicycle in a vertical position. To secure your bicycle, lock your bicycle using the loops provided at the top and bottom of the Cyclepod.
Brisbane City Council disclaims all liability and responsibility for any damage to, or theft of, bicycles and/or associated equipment and accessories stored at Cyclepods.
Brisbane City Council and Queensland Transport jointly funded the construction of the King George Square Cycle Centre, now known as Cycle2City, which is a part of the King George Square station. This is Australia's first major end-of-trip facility for cyclists and pedestrians using active transport to the Brisbane CBD.
The centre is available for use on a membership basis and has a number of features including:
- 420 individual bike racks
- male and female change rooms with a total of 35 showers
- ironing and laundry service
- excellent security
- cycle access direct to the door via Turbot Street or Roma and Herschel Streets from the Bicentennial Bikeway or through Roma Street Parklands from the north
- centrally located in the King George Square station and below the Transport Information Centre where you can obtain information about cycling in Brisbane
Fit2Work is the operator of the Cycle Centre.
Users are responsible for the security of their bicycle and ‘D’ locks are strongly recommended. Users are also responsible for their helmets and bike gear.
Bikes are permitted on some forms of public transport. You are allowed to take your bike on CityCats and ferries subject to the availability of space and at the Master's discretion, and Brisbane trains. The TransLink website has more information on bicycle facilities at selected bus and train stations.
Leaving your bike at public transport stations
You can leave your bike securely at many train and bus stations.