Green bridges for a healthier, more active city

The city has been buzzing with anticipation since March 2019 when we announced that five new green bridges will be built across Brisbane. The preliminary business case for the first bridge is now complete!

Linking Kangaroo Point to the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD), the Kangaroo Point Pedestrian Bridge presents an exciting opportunity to improve the way Brisbane residents and visitors travel within the inner city. It's just one of the ways we're getting you home quicker and safer, getting more cars off the roads and creating more travel options.

Lots of good news

The Kangaroo Point Pedestrian Bridge is the first of five bridges to be delivered as part of Brisbane City Council's Green Bridges program. Catering for pedestrians and cyclists, the new bridge means you can spend less time on the road and more time doing what's important.

The preliminary business case found the new bridge could carry up to 5300 trips per weekday in 2021, resulting in 300 fewer bus trips and 230 fewer cars using river crossings each day. By getting more cars off the road, the new bridge will result in less traffic congestion, more convenience and better access to the city.

The new green bridges will provide more opportunities to enjoy our river city. Once the Kangaroo Point Pedestrian Bridge is built, you'll be able to hire a CityCycle and ride over the new bridge to commute to work, or connect with other bikeways around the city.

The new pedestrian bridge also provides a great link to explore all that Kangaroo Point and the CBD have to offer. Take a Sunday stroll into the city to discover the beautiful City Botanic Gardens, or grab a group and head to Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park for the ultimate barbecue with a view!

A bright, green future

A total of five new green bridges have been announced as part of Council's $519 million investment over the next four years to tackle traffic congestion and improve public and active transport to create a healthier, more active city.

Along with the Kangaroo Point Pedestrian Bridge, there will be crossings at Breakfast Creek and Bellbowrie and bridges from Toowong to West End and St Lucia to West End. This is just one of ways we're making it even easier to get around our city using public transport, by bike, or on foot.

We want to hear from you

A crucial part of developing the five new green bridges is ensuring the designs are functional and useful for Brisbane residents and visitors. Want to have your say? Council will launch online engagement opportunities and community information sessions across the city throughout November 2019, with feedback playing a vital role in the final development of the Kangaroo Point Pedestrian Bridge and informing the design of the remaining four bridges.  Register now for Green Bridges for Brisbane program updates.

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Last updated:24 October 2019
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