CityLink Cycleway trial

Brisbane City Council undertook a twelve-month Citylink Cycleway trial from February 2021 to March 2022. The trial aimed to increase safety and connectivity in the city centre’s active transport network with separated riding facilities.

CityLink Cycleway involved a two-way separated path installed along Elizabeth Street, Edward Street and William Street to Grey Street, via Victoria Bridge. CityLink Cycleway occupies a kerbside traffic lane and separates users from vehicle movements using raised yellow kerbing. CityLink Cycleway was designated for use by both cyclists and e-mobility users.

Project summary

This table provides summary information about the CityLink Cycleway trial including address, ward, project outcomes and latest news.
Address Brisbane City
Ward Central and The Gabba Ward
Project outcomes Improve active transport, connectivity and safety
Project plans Download the project documents in your preferred format
Latest news

Council has completed the trial evaluation and concludes that CityLink Cycleway is a success.

CityLink Cycleway benefits

The overall benefits include:

  • providing a safe, connected, and accessible cycleway
  • providing more active travel opportunities by complementing the existing bikeway network
  • improving cyclist accessibility to places of work and local amenities in the city centre such as shopping precincts and recreational parks
  • improving safety for people walking, riding, and driving, and decreasing carbon emissions.

E-mobility devices

E-mobility devices can use CityLink Cycleway facilities. This removes e-mobility devices such as e-scooters from footpaths, improving safety for pedestrians.

Council  worked with the Queensland Government's Department of Transport and Main Roads to create a design for a separated, dedicated bikeway that e-mobility devices are permitted to use in the city centre.

E-mobility is a key initiative of Council’s Transport Plan and Brisbane e-Mobility Strategy, which focuses on opportunities to encourage greater use of e-bikes, e-scooters and other emerging, sustainable e-mobility travel options. 

CityLink Cycleway trial evaluation

Council engaged two external organisations to complete independent evaluations of the CityLink Cycleway trial. The evaluations used a range of data and community surveys to examine community perception and support of CityLink Cycleway and its improvements to safety, economic benefits of active travel and road network context.

All feedback received during the trial period was considered as part of the overall evaluation. 

Based on evaluation, Council has determined the trial to be successful. Council is currently assessing options to make CityLink Cycleway permanent.

CityLink Cycleway Key findings report

The CityLink Cycleway Key findings report summarises trial key findings and evidence from the independent evaluation.

Next steps

Following the successful trial of CityLink Cycleway, Council is examining options to future-proof and install the infrastructure permanently. These works may include:

  • investigating best material type for raised yellow kerbing, taking into account considerations such as application and long-term maintenance requirements
  • installing additional guideposts on the raised yellow kerbing to ensure visibility of separated riding infrastructure
  • other activities to improve safety and permanence of the infrastructure.

Integration with other projects

CityLink Cycleway's Edward Street component will improve connectivity to the City Reach Boardwalk and future Kangaroo Point Green Bridge.

    Project documents

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    More information

    For more information, to sign-up for updates or ask questions about the CityLink Cycleway trial: 

    • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
    • email the project team 
    • write to:
      Brisbane City Council
      GPO Box 1434
      Brisbane Qld 4001.
    Last updated: 1 December 2022

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