Traffic restrictions | Brisbane City Council

Traffic restrictions

To ensure pedestrian safety, traffic restrictions apply to all malls. You must obtain a permit prior to entry for cars, trucks, and similar types of vehicles. Bicycles and skateboards are not permitted to be ridden on the mall area at any time.

The following notification of a Malls Traffic Restrictions is made under Chapter 3, Part 2, Section 20 of the Public Land and Council Assets Local Law 2014.

Queen Street Mall traffic restrictions

Vehicles are not permitted on any part of the Queen Street Mall (the Mall) (as depicted on the map below) at any time, except:

  1. Where the vehicle is a motor vehicle entering Burnett Lane (via Albert Street) from Adelaide Street; or
  2. Where the vehicle holds a current mall traffic permit and is present on the Mall in compliance with all conditions of that permit; or
  3. Where the vehicle is a motor vehicle exiting or entering private laneways or loading bays accessible only from Albert Street; or
  4. Where the vehicle is a bicycle or wheeled recreational device being pushed or carried through the Mall in a manner which does not cause any annoyance, hindrance or obstruction to pedestrians using the Mall.

'Vehicle' includes any type of transport that moves on wheels. This definition includes bicycles, personal mobility devices and wheeled recreational devices such as roll skates, roller blades, skateboards and scooters. Strollers, prams, wheelchairs and motorised mobility devices used for their normal purposes are excluded from this definition.

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Brunswick Street and Chinatown Malls traffic restrictions

Vehicles are not permitted on the Brunswick Street Mall or Chinatown Mall (as depicted on the map below) at any time, except:

  1. Where the vehicle is a motor vehicle:
    • exiting or entering the car park adjoining Chinatown Mall during its hours of operation; or
    • exiting or entering an allocated parking bay on Chinatown Mall; via the entry or exit lanes depicted on the map below.
  2. Where the vehicle holds a current mall traffic permit and is present on the Mall in compliance with all conditions of that permit; or
  3. Where the vehicle is parked in an allocated parking bay on Chinatown Mall in accordance with the regulated parking signs.
  4. Where the vehicle is a bicycle or wheeled recreational device being pushed or carried through the Mall in a manner which does not cause any annoyance, hindrance or obstruction to pedestrians using the Mall.

Vehicles on the Chinatown Mall in accordance with either (a), (b), (c) or (d) above shall not:

  • stop in the entry or exit lanes to the car park; or
  • drive in contravention of the traffic control signs applying to the lanes

Vehicle includes any type of transport that moves on wheels. This definition includes bicycles, personal mobility devices and wheeled recreational devices such as roller skates, roller blades, skateboards and scooters. Strollers, prams, wheelchairs and motorised mobility devices used for their normal purposes are excluded from this definition.   

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27 July 2016