Principle 7: Get people home quicker and safer with more travel options

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

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.

Read more about the Brisbane Metro and Adelaide Street Vision.

Action 7.2: Increase the car parking requirements for development in suburban areas

Car parking in suburban areas

Council is proposing amendments to Brisbane City Plan 2014 – amendment package K to increase car parking for suburban multiple dwellings.

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.

Read about the Transport Plan for Brisbane and the Implementation Plan 2018.

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.

Green Bridges

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.

Bikeway projects

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.

Read more about current and completed bikeway projects and cycling in Brisbane.

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.

Read more about road safety programs and current road and intersection upgrades.

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.

Read more about school transport and safe roads around schools.

Action 7.4: Expand car-sharing facilities to make it easier to not own a car in the inner city

Car sharing

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.

Read about the Transport Plan for Brisbane and the Implementation Plan 2018.

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.

Read more about Council’s bus fleet and improving transport options.

Bus Stop Accessibility Improvement Program

Council's Bus Stop Accessibility Improvement Program involves upgrading the bus stop network to provide improved accessibility, ensuring all bus stops in Brisbane meet accessibility requirements by 2022. Council has upgraded more than 470 bus stops since June 2018.

Read more about the Bus Stop Accessibility Improvement Program.

CityCat22

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.

Read more about Centenary Suburbs and Pullenvale Ward public transport research.

Mt Coot-tha Shuttle

Council will be providing a new shuttle service at Mt Coot-tha 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.

Last updated:6 November 2019