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, you can:

Current and scheduled closures

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Brisbane City - Bicentennial Bikeway

Destination Brisbane Consortium is currently upgrading the riverfront from behind 1 William Street to Victoria Bridge for the Queen's Wharf Brisbane development, including upgrading the Bicentennial Bikeway.

The Bicentennial Bikeway will be open during this time, but intermittent stop-and-go traffic control will be in place outside peak hours for construction work. Traffic control will be in place until the end of 2020.

For more information:

Newstead - Mariners Reach Riveralk

The Mariners Reach Riverwalk, between Newstead Avenue and Evelyn Street, Newstead was identified to be deteriorating due to corrosion. Works are required to enhance the life of the riverwalk and ensure it remains safe and serviceable for the benefit of all users.

Works will generally be undertaken on site between the hours of 7am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. When necessary, works may also be undertaken on Saturday between 7am and 5pm where tide conditions are favourable. Council will provide notification ahead of such works.

A detour for cyclists and pedestrians will be in place during the riverwalk closure. Signs will be placed along the detour route to direct cyclist and pedestrian traffic. Where necessary, traffic controllers will be in place along the detour to help facilitate safe crossings.

For further information, about the Mariners Reach riverwalk rehabilitation project phone the project team on 1800 669 416 or email the project team. For information outside of business hours, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.


Sandgate - Downfall Creek Bikeway

The Downfall Creek Bikeway under the Queensland Rail bridge at Sandgate will be temporarily closed from early December 2019 to early February 2020. The closure is required to facilitate maintenance works on the rail bridge. Signed diversions are in place. 

For more information, contact Queensland Rail on 13 16 17.


There are currently no closures or detours. 


Veloway 1, Pacific Highway

The V1 has been divided into 5 stages, with 4 of these stages already completed and in use. The construction of Stage E from Birdwoood Road Holland Park to Gaza Road Tarrangindi, is to commence 2018 and completion is expected in late 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting.  Find out about construction impacts for Stage E. This project is being delivered by Department of Transport and Main Roads.


There are currently no closures or detours. 

Last updated:29 November 2019