We need public transport and more walkable, cyclable neighbourhoods to support our communities and connect us.Jamie, Indooroopilly
Principle 7: Get people home quicker and safer with more travel options
As Brisbane grows, so too will the need for more travel options so residents can spend more time with family and less time travelling. Better roads and more public transport will make it easier to get around our city.
How we'll get there
7.1 - Deliver the new 21 km, high-frequency Brisbane Metro with 18 stations and two dedicated lines from Eight Mile Plains to Roma Street and Herston to St Lucia.¹
7.2 - Increase the car parking requirements for development in suburban areas.
7.3 - Invest in more bikeways, local roads and active travel options.
7.4 - Expand car-sharing facilities to make it easier to not own a car in the inner city.
7.5 - Deliver better public transport for the suburbs.
- Works for the Brisbane Metro will begin in 2019.
Action 7.1: Deliver the new 21km, high frequency Brisbane Metro with 18 stations and two dedicated lines from Eight Mile Plains to Roma Street and Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital to St Lucia
Brisbane Metro is a key part of Council's plan to get you home quicker and safer, with more travel options, less congestion and better public transport. With services every three minutes in peak hour and operating 24 hours on weekends, Brisbane Metro will get you home up to 50% quicker.
Construction of Council’s Brisbane Metro project provides the opportunity to deliver improvements to Adelaide Street, Brisbane City including pedestrian and streetscape upgrades.
Action 7.2: Increase the car parking requirements for development in suburban areas
Car parking in suburban areas
Read about City Plan amendments adopted and in progress.
Action 7.3: Invest in more bikeways, local roads, and active travel options
Transport Plan for Brisbane and Implementation Plan 2018
Council is continuing to progress the delivery of Transport Plan for Brisbane – Implementation Plan 2018, including key initiatives such as Shared Transport, Safe Travel Together, Move Safe Brisbane, and Green Bridges.
Move Safe Brisbane – Pedestrian Safety Review
Move Safe Brisbane is one of the key initiatives in Council’s Transport Plan for Brisbane – Implementation Plan 2018. As part of this initiative, Council conducted the Citywide Pedestrian Safety Review to identify actions to improve safety for pedestrians. Implementation has commenced, including Albert Street, Brisbane City scramble crossings, a reduction in the speed limit on Ann Street, Brisbane City, Village precinct speed reductions at Stones Corner, Corinda, Hawthorne, Sandgate, Moorooka and Indooroopilly, and a new signalised pedestrian crossing on Adelaide Street, Brisbane City.
Read more about Move Safe Brisbane – Pedestrian Safety Review.
Council’s 2019-20 Budget included $6.1 million to begin planning for five new green bridges which will make it even easier for you to get around our city. The new bridges will link Kangaroo Point to the CBD, Toowong to West End, St Lucia to West End, as well as a new crossing over Breakfast Creek at Newstead, and across the Brisbane River near Bellbowrie.
Read about the new Green Bridges.
Council is delivering bikeway projects to create new lifestyle and leisure opportunities. Bikeway projects include dedicated bikeways and active travel options, such as the Woolloongabba Bikeway, Kangaroo Point Bikeway, North Brisbane Bikeway, Moreton Bay Cycleway, Indooroopilly Bikeway and the City Botanic Gardens Riverwalk.
Speed Awareness Monitor Program
Council’s Speed Awareness Monitors (SAM) Program is part of Council's commitment to making Brisbane's streets safer. The program also aligns with Council’s Transport Plan for Brisbane – Strategic Directions, by implementing local safety improvements in residential neighbourhoods, school zones and high pedestrian activity areas to change motorist behaviour and reduce speeding in our suburbs.
Local Area Traffic Management
Council’s Local Area Traffic Management (LATM), also known as traffic calming, includes the construction of devices such as speed platforms, roundabouts, traffic islands and kerb build-outs to provide a safe environment for pedestrians and cyclists, discourage non-local traffic in neighbourhood streets and moderate vehicle speeds.
Light Emitting Diode Road Signs Program
Council’s Light Emitting Diode (LED) Road Signs Program is a road safety initiative that involves the installation of permanent, highly visible LED road signs at known accident and traffic hotspots throughout Brisbane to reduce the number of accidents and near misses.
Road Resurfacing Program
Council’s $360 million, 2000 Smoother Suburban Streets investment is in the final year of its four-year Road Resurfacing Program and on target to be delivered in 2019-20 with more than $72 million allocated to finish this term’s funding commitment. Our roads are one of our most critical assets, which is why Council continues to prioritise their maintenance.
School transport and safety
Council continues to support and deliver initiatives and programs that protect our children and encourage safety on the roads around our schools. Programs include Active School Travel, School Traffic Management Plans and Improvements, Enhanced School Zone Signage and School Travel Infrastructure.
Action 7.4: Expand car-sharing facilities to make it easier to not own a car in the inner city
Council is proposing amendments to Brisbane City Plan 2014 - Major amendment package E to support car sharing within suitable locations.
Read more about City Plan amendments adopted and in progress.
Action 7.5: Deliver better public transport for the suburbs
Public transport and bus priority initiatives
Council is continuing to progress the delivery of Transport Plan for Brisbane – Implementation Plan 2018, including key initiatives such as On-road Bus Priority, Inner city transport network plan, and Connecting Brisbane - Public Transport Plan.
Delivery and deployment of new high capacity buses
Council delivered ten new 18-metre articulated high-capability buses since June 2018. A further ten new articulated buses will be delivered in 2020. Council continues to deliver new buses with dual rear doors and passenger USB charging ports as standard features.
Bus Stop Accessibility Improvement Program
Council's Bus Stop Accessibility Improvement Program is upgrading the city’s 6000 bus stops to ensure equitable and fair access to bus travel. Council’s bus stop network will meet Disability Discrimination Act 1992 requirements by December 2022.
Read more about the Bus Stop Accessibility Improvement Program.
Council is building a new a double-decker CityCat vessel. CityCat 22 represents the evolution of river travel and enhances the passenger experience. This is all part of Council’s plan to deliver a modern public transport network with six double-decker CityCats to join the fleet in the future.
Read more about CityCat22, CityCat, SpeedyCat and ferry services.
Centenary suburbs and Pullenvale Ward public transport research
Council undertook research in Brisbane’s Centenary suburbs to understand the community's experiences and views using public transport in their area. The aim of the research was to better understand the community's public transport needs and improvements that may need to occur. Improvements to some public transport services and a trial of personalised public transport services were implemented in August 2019. Council has also commenced public transport research in the Pullenvale Ward.
Mt Coot-tha Shuttle
A new free shuttle service operating every 20 minutes at Mt Coot-tha commenced on 6 December 2019 so visitors can easily travel between key destinations on the mountain.
Read more about Mt Coot-tha’s shuttle bus service.
Electric bus trial
The Lord Mayor announced in September 2019 that Council will be trialling an electric bus on the City Loop service. Council has commenced the procurement process for the electric bus trial, with the successful tenderer expected to be announced in mid 2020.