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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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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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 Reach Boardwalk rehabilitation project - stage one

Council is undertaking rehabilitation works to the City Reach Boardwalk in Brisbane City to enhance the service life of the structure.

Construction works have begun. The boardwalk, including the pedestrian and bike path, is closed in front of 443 Queen Street, Brisbane City. A detour is in place until March 2023.

Visit the City Reach boardwalk rehabilitation page to find out more about this project and view the detour map.

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

To facilitate construction activities for the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge, temporary access changes will occur to the shared path in C.T. White Park from Wednesday 22 June 2022, weather permitting.

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
  • new shared zone at the southern end of Hamilton Street for vehicles, pedestrians and active transport users with a 10km/h speed limit.
  • traffic control and signage to direct pedestrians, cyclists, scooter riders and motorists around the work areas, as required.

For more information:

Bicentennial Bikeway – Night works for resurfacing and repair works

We are currently undertaking night works to resurface and repair sections of the Bicentennial Bikeway.

To facilitate these works we have been partially closing sections of the bikeway at night when traffic volumes are lowest.

To continue our works, some full bikeway closures are required in narrower sections where we cannot safely facilitate partial closures.

A full closure will be in place on the bikeway between the Go Between Bridge and Cribb Street, Sunday 24 to Thursday 28 September 2023, each night between 8pm and 5am. Bikeway users will be diverted around this closure via the Little Cribb Street tunnel and Coronation Drive.

More full closures will occur intermittently for the remainder of the project during our standard night time working hours, Sunday to Thursday, 8pm to 5am. Signage will be in place along the bikeway before future full closures.

While the bikeway is closed, detours will be in place. Detour signage and traffic controllers will be in place during the full closures to help the community move safely through the area.

Whenever it is safe to do so, we will be implementing partial closures to minimise disruptions. 

For more information call Council on 07 3403 8888.


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 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.


Bulimba Creek Bikeway 

Council is completing work to upgrade the Bulimba Creek Bikeway behind Croft Circuit, Carindale (between Baynes Street and opposite Breadsell Street). Works will take place from 15 May to 7 July 2023, weather permitting. Work will require a closure at this location for reconstruction and widening. Signs will direct pedestrians and cyclists to detour onto Cadogan Street. 



There are no current closures or detours.


Centenary Highway Bikeway at Kooringal Drive

The bridge connecting the Centenary Highway Bikeway and Kooringal Drive was critically damaged by the flood 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. 

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:

Last updated: 22 September 2023

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