Bikeway closures and detours

Cyclists riding bikes along RiverWalk

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

The closures detailed on this page are long term closures (longer than 2 months) on major bikeways in Brisbane.

As part of the bikeway closure process, Council ensures all organisations closing any part of a bikeway notifies users of the closure and, if applicable, the detour. This applies to both short and long term closures.

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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2022 flood impacts

Council is rebuilding Brisbane’s extensive bikeway network following the extensive damage caused by the 2022 flood event.

Some sections of our bikeway network were critically damaged and must remain closed until rebuilding works can be completed. For your safety, the sections which are still being reconstructed will remain closed until our resilience building program is complete.

We are working hard to rebuild our bikeway network as quickly as possible.

Normanby pedestrian bridge

In June 2023, Queensland Rail (QR) and the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority (CRRDA) decommissioned and removed the timber portion of the Normanby pedestrian bridge due to Cross River Rail works.

Currently, Council is not aware of plans for a replacement bridge by Transport and Main Roads (TMR), QR or Cross River Rail. Council is seeking to negotiate an integrated permanent solution as the pedestrian bridge provides an important connection for the local community and Victoria Park / Barrambin.

For alternative access between Victoria Park / Barrambin and Spring Hill, please use the Victoria Park land bridge.  

If you have been impacted by the removal of this pedestrian bridge and would like to provide feedback, please contact the Cross River Rail project team via their website or call 1800 010 875.

Current and scheduled closures

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Central

Riverwalk closure – Waterfront Brisbane Project

From Wednesday 12 July until late 2025, the Riverwalk between Waterfront Place and Riparian Plaza will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists/scooters. The closure is required while demolition of the remaining structures within the Eagle Street Pier precinct and old Riverwalk and jetties occurs and during construction of a new Riverwalk.

Alternate pedestrian and cyclist/scooter detour routes are in place during the closure. These include:

  • cyclist detour via Edward Street and Elizabeth Street on the designated cycle paths
  • pedestrian detour via Felix Street and Eagle Street
  • access to the Stamford Plaza and River Hub facilities via the City Botanic Gardens Riverwalk entrance.

For more information:

City Botanic Gardens Riverwalk - Kangaroo Point Green Bridge

From mid-January 2024, the City Botanic Gardens Riverwalk, between the Stamford Plaza jetty and the City Botanic Garden River Hub, will be closed for up to 4 months.

This section of the City Botanic Gardens Riverwalk will be closed to allow works to start on the above-water restaurant on the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge.

Alternate pedestrian and cyclist/scooter detour routes are in place during the closure. These include:

  • cyclist detour via Edward Street and Elizabeth Street on the designated cycle paths
  • pedestrian detour via Felix Street and Eagle Street
  • access to the Stamford Plaza and River Hub facilities via the City Botanic Gardens Riverwalk entrance.

For more information:

C.T. White Park shared path - Kangaroo Point Green Bridge construction

To facilitate construction activities for the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge, pedestrian access will be switched from the temporary upper pathway through C.T. White Park to the original lower riverwalk. 

What to expect during the temporary shared path detour:

  • temporary changes to shared path access in C.T. White Park
  • a protective overhead gantry over a small section of the pathway with CCTV cameras
  • new signs and line markings
  • signage to direct pedestrians, cyclists, scooter riders and motorists around the work areas, as required.

For more information:

North Quay lift

The lift at the North Quay ferry terminal is out of service for repair works.  Council is working to resolve this issue and service is anticipated to be restored by mid March 2024. 

Follow signage for the alternative ramp access from North Quay to the Bicentennial Bikeway and North Quay Ferry Terminal.

For more information, contact Council’s 24-hour Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888.

 

North

Shand Street shared path

The shared path along Shand Street is currently closed between Sheehy Street and the bridge over the Kedron Brook, following a landslip that occurred during the February 2022 severe weather event.

A detour is in place through Grinstead Park on the other side of Shand Street. For your safety, please follow detour signage.

Initial inspections by our geotechnical experts have revealed that to reopen the footpath, more than simple clean up works are required.

We need to complete the design and construction of an engineered stabilisation solution before the footpath can be reopened.

Construction is expected to start from mid-2023. We appreciate the community’s patience and their continued use of the detour while the footpath remains closed.

Hawera Court Bridge

The bridge at Hawera Crescent Park, Aspley was damaged by the February 2022 severe weather event and has been removed until a replacement bridge can be constructed.

Alternate routes are available on nearby streets, including Takitimu Street and Horn Road, Aspley.

Kingsford Smith Drive Boardwalk

 As part of Brisbane City Council’s maintenance program, repairs are being undertaken to the Kingsford Smith Drive boardwalk from 28 March to late May 2024, weather and construction conditions permitting.

To complete the works as quickly and safely as possible, a full closure of the boardwalk and a closure of Breakfast Creek Road bridge inbound footpath is required while repairs are underway. 

A pedestrian and cyclist detour will be in place for the duration of the works via the Breakfast Creek/Yowoggera Green Bridge. Signage including detours maps is posted where the closures occur to show the detour. 

These essential works are part of Council’s maintenance program. We value your patience and cooperation while we undertake this important project.

South

There are no current closures or detours.

East

Bulimba Creek Bikeway, Carindale

Council is upgrading a section of the Bulimba Creek Bikeway between Edred Street, Carindale to approximately # 47 Bedivere Street. This upgrade will include lighting, widening of the pathway and reconstruction of the concrete to improve the pathway surface. Work will take place from Monday 25 March to end of April (weather permitting). Signage will be posted at the path closures to show the alternative detour route along Bedivere Street. 

West

Centenary Highway Bikeway at Kooringal Drive

The bridge connecting the Centenary Highway Bikeway and Kooringal Drive, Jindalee was damaged by the February 2022 severe weather event and has been removed until a replacement bridge can be constructed.

Alternate routes are available on nearby streets, including Sinnamon Drive and Yallambee Road, Jindalee.

Application for closure

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

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