CityLink Cycleway trial

Works for the CityLink Cycleway trial were completed in March 2021 and all bikeways are open for public use on Elizabeth Street, Edward Street and William Street to Grey Street, via Victoria Bridge.

We trialled the CityLink Cycleway for 12 months along selected streets in the city centre from late February 2021 to late March 2022.

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise the CityLink Cycleway trial has now finished. The outcome of the trial is expected to be announced in late 2022.

The trial delivers a network of dedicated active transport facilities to encourage even more Brisbane residents, visitors and commuters to use sustainable modes of transport and help reduce the need for car-based travel into the city centre.

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

CityLink Cycleway 12-month trial started late February 2021 and finished in late March 2022. The outcome of the trial is expected to be announced in late 2022.

Community feedback

The CityLink Cycleway trial finished in late March 2022.

During the trial, we monitored the performance of the bikeway and sought feedback from a range of users, including residents, businesses, riders, and community members for inclusion in our overall evaluation of the trial.

We welcomed feedback on all aspects of the trial, including safety, bikeway usage, alternative alignments, design improvements, parking and loading zone changes and benefits of using the bikeway.

Next steps

We will be evaluating the CityLink Cycleway trial over the coming months to determine the ultimate long-term success of the bikeway and next steps for the CityLink Cycleway. A range of factors will be considered as part of this evaluation, including community feedback, usage, traffic analysis and safety to determine the ultimate long-term success of the bikeway.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to have their say on the CityLink Cycleway during the trial period. All feedback received during the trial period is being considered as part of the overall evaluation that will be announced in late 2022.

About the CityLink Cycleway

Council trialled a new separated two-way bikeway in stages along selected streets in the city centre, including:

  • Elizabeth Street, between William and Creek streets
  • Edward Street, between Elizabeth and Alice streets
  • William Street to Grey Street, via Victoria Bridge.

The bikeway occupies a kerbside lane and separates users from vehicle movements using raised yellow kerbing.

The CityLink Cycleway is a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government. The project is jointly funded through Council’s Active Transport Infrastructure Fund (ATIF) and the Queensland Government Works for Queensland grants program.

CityLink Cycleway benefits

The overall benefits include:

  • creating a safe, connected and accessible bikeway
  • providing more active travel opportunities by complementing the existing bikeways and shared pathway network for people commuting into the city centre
  • improving accessibility to places of work and local amenities such as shopping precincts, recreational parks and activities in Brisbane’s city centre
  • improving safety for people walking, riding and driving, and decreasing carbon emissions.

This trial is part of Council’s commitment to getting you home sooner and safer by creating dedicated bikeways and walking options.

CityLink Cycleway stages

Elizabeth and Edward streets

Construction of the CityLink Cycleway on Elizabeth and Edward streets involved:

  • installing a separated two-way bikeway on one side of Elizabeth and Edward streets, including raised yellow kerbs, line marking and signage
  • altering traffic lane markings at various intersections to improve delineation for cyclists and vehicle movements
  • removing, updating or relocating signage and line marking for changes to kerbside parking in the city
  • upgrading traffic lanterns to include cyclist movements at intersections. 

The bikeway on Elizabeth Street opened in late January 2021 and opened on Edward Street in late February 2021.

William Street to Grey Street (via Victoria Bridge)

Construction of the CityLink Cycleway between William Street and Grey Street involved:

  • converting a kerbside traffic lane to a separated two-way bikeway on Victoria Bridge, Melbourne Street and a portion of William Street and Stanley Street, including raised yellow kerbs, line marking and signage
  • widening a section of footpath on William Street to create a wider shared path
  • constructing new kerb build-outs at various locations on William Street
  • constructing new kerb ramps on William Street, Stanley Street and Melbourne Street
  • altering traffic lane marking at various intersections to improve delineation for cyclist and vehicle movements
  • removing some motorcycle and coach parking from William and Stanley streets
  • upgrading traffic lanterns to include cyclist movements at intersections.

The bikeway from William Street to Grey Street, via Victoria Bridge, opened in late March 2021.

E-wheeling devices

As part of the CityLink Cycleway trial, e-wheeling devices can use the new separated bikeway on Elizabeth Street, Edward Street and William Street to Grey Street, via Victoria Bridge.

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

In line with the current rules for personal mobility devices, e-wheeling devices are not permitted to ride on other streets in the CBD.

E-mobility is a key initiative of Council’s Transport Plan for Brisbane and e-Mobility Strategy, which focuses on opportunities to encourage greater use of e-bikes, e-scooters and other emerging, sustainable e-mobility travel options. Encouraging e-wheeling devices to use the CityLink Cycleway on selected streets in the CBD will keep riders and pedestrians safe and help connect the community with places of work and local services.

Integration with other projects

Victoria Bridge closed to general traffic on 24 January 2021, to facilitate both the Brisbane Metro project and the CityLink Cycleway trial, increasing the capacity of both public and active transport to and from the city centre.

The bikeway at the end of Edward Street will connect to the City Reach Boardwalk and future Kangaroo Point Green Bridge.

The bikeway at William Street will connect to Queens Wharf Road, which will reopen as a shared zone on completion of the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development.

    Project documents

    Download the project documents in your preferred format:

    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: 6 September 2022

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