Bikeway closures and detours

Cyclists riding bikes along RiverWalk

Before cycling in Brisbane, check the temporary bikeway and shared path closures and detours that may affect your bike ride.

To report damaged or blocked bikeways and pathways, or for more information on current closures, phone Brisbane City Council on 07 3403 8888.

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Application for closure

If you would like to apply for a full or partial closure of a bikeway or shared pathway for an event or activity, download the:

Current and scheduled closures

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Bicentennial Bikeway near QUT Gardens Point Ferry Terminal

A partial closure of the Bicentennial Bikeway near the QUT Gardens Point Ferry Terminal will occur from 18 November 2016 for an expected two weeks for Energex excavations and works. The closure will take up a full lane of the bikeway however 2 way traffic will be maintained on the remaining portion. Cyclists are asked to slow down at the closure site and both cyclists and pedestrians are advised to watch for any workers at the location. Advance warning signs have been placed on each approach to advise cyclists and pedestrians of the presence of workers.

Riverwalk shared pathway near Catalina Park, Teneriffe

Geotechnical investigations are being conducted near the Riverwalk boardwalk between Hastings Street and Beeston Street at Teneriffe. This section of the boardwalk will be partially closed to cyclists and pedestrians between 7am and 5pm from Monday 24 October to Monday 31 October.

Cyclists and pedestrians are likely to experience Stop/Go conditions during this period.

An alternative bike lane is available on Macquarie Street, which runs parallel to this section of the boardwalk.

Riverside Drive Bikeway under Merivale Rail Bridge

Queensland Rail is constructing a walkway on the Merivale Rail Bridge and steps beside the pillar adjacent to the Riverside Drive Bikeway. There may be minor closures of the shared path when equipment and material is moved into place. As well, a temporary detour may be in place due to heavy lifting equipment needing to be in place under the bridge. Traffic controllers will be in place to assist users.

A tree also needs to be trimmed near the rail bridge. This may also require partial closures.

The work will commence on 19 September and completion is anticipated on 21 October, weather permitting. Cyclists and pedestrians are advised to exercise caution while the work is being undertaken.

For further information, phone Steve Hudy, Project Manager, on 0434 610 473.


Bracken Ridge shared pathway closure

From early December 2016 until mid-2017, a section of the shared pathway located alongside the northbound lanes of the Gateway Motorway, between Barrett Street and John Fisher Drive in Bracken Ridge, will be temporarily closed to all users.

This closure is required to enable the pathway to be upgraded and adjacent noise barriers to be constructed. For safety reasons, access to the pathway cannot be maintained during this work.

A signed diversion route via Barrett Street, Denham Street and the pathway adjacent to St John Fisher College, adjoining to John Fisher Drive will be in place for the duration of the closure.

All works are subject to weather and construction conditions. Please contact the project team on 1800 607 755 or for further information.

Kedron Brook Bikeway closure, Grange

There will be a full closure of the section of Kedron Brook Bikeway connecting to Uxbridge Street, Grange from 7-30 November 2016. This closure is required for the reconstruction and upgrade of this section of the bikeway to meet new Council standards, as well as to allow installation of lighting.

A detour will be in place on the Kedron Brook Bikeway adjacent to the Grange Bowls and Community Club to access Selheim Street to access Uxbridge Street, Days Road and Kedron Brook Road. 

Moreton Bay Cycleway - Boondall Train Station to Cabbage Tree Creek bridge - extended temporary shared pathway closure

Due to ongoing bridge construction works on the Gateway Motorway over Sandgate Road/Braun Street and the Shorncliffe rail line, a section of the shared pathway between Boondall Train Station and the Cabbage Tree Creek pedestrian/cycle bridge will remain temporarily closed to all users until late 2017.

A diversion route located alongside the Gateway Motorway, Cabbage Tree Creek and the Bicentennial Road interchange will remain in place for the duration of the pathway closure.

View the map for this close on the Gateway Upgrade North website.

All works are subject to weather and construction conditions.

Please contact the project team on 1800 607 755 or at for further information.


Jack Pesch Bridge - Chelmer side

Queensland Rail (QR) is undertaking work beside the approach to the bridge on the Chelmer side. Workers are accessing the site by using the shared pathway off Wharf Street and may also be moving equipment and materials to the site at times.

Advance warning signs have been placed on each approach to advise cyclists and pedestrians of the presence of workers.

Cyclists and pedestrians are advised to slow down and watch for any workers at the location.

For further information, contact QR on 13 16 17.


Veloway 1, Pacific Highway

Stage D of Veloway 1 is under construction. Stage D will run between O’Keefe Street, Woolloongabba and Lewisham Street, Greenslopes. Stage D will not be open to cyclists until all four sections are completed. This stage will be constructed in the existing road corridor with the alignment sitting between the Pacific Motorway and the South East Busway. Find out about construction impacts for Stage D. This project is being delivered by Department of Transport and Main Roads.