Kangaroo Point Bikeway - Captain Cook Bridge to Thornton Street

Brisbane City Council is investigating potential options to improve the Kangaroo Point Bikeway, between Captain Cook Bridge and Thornton Street, Kangaroo Point.

Project Summary

AddressKangaroo Point Bikeway, Kangaroo Point
WardThe Gabba
Project outcomesImprove active travel connectivity, safety and accessibility
Latest newsConsultation now open and will close on 8 October 2023

About the project

We are undertaking a planning study to investigate potential future options to improve the Kangaroo Point Bikeway, between Captain Cook Bridge and Thornton Street, Kangaroo Point. This includes from where the bikeway begins at the corner of Lower River Terrace opposite the Veloway 1 bikeway, pathways through Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park, and the boardwalk and river’s edge pathways to Thornton Street.

The Kangaroo Point Bikeway is an important inner-city active travel corridor and high priority route in Council’s Bicycle Network. It provides connectivity between Kangaroo Point, the CBD, South Bank and beyond along the existing network, and connects into the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge currently under construction.

It is a popular route for commuter and recreational active travellers of all ages and abilities, and provides connectivity from major residential areas to key attractors like:

  • public transport nodes
  • universities and schools
  • shopping precincts
  • commercial hubs and places of work
  • recreational facilities.

This section of the Kangaroo Point Bikeway includes a mix of separated and shared paths throughout Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park, and boardwalk and river’s edge pathways.

The overall objectives of our study are to investigate improvements to connectivity, accessibility and safety along the corridor to create high-quality infrastructure that encourages more people to ride or walk more often.

With the delivery of the new Kangaroo Point Green Bridge, it’s also important we plan for any future improvements to this section of the Kangaroo Point Bikeway to ensure our walkways and pathways continue to service more active travellers in our growing city. 

This study is part of our ongoing network review process to deliver safe, convenient and connected paths that help improve active travel options for Brisbane residents, visitors and commuters.

Funding

This study is a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government, through the Cycle Network Local Government Grants program.

Project scope

The study will investigate potential options for a future upgrade of the Kangaroo Point Bikeway between Captain Cook Bridge and Thornton Street (approx. 1400 metres in length).

In this study, we are reviewing a range of technical information to assist us in understanding expected benefits, site constraints, impacts, costs, risks and opportunities for improvement.

Community input will also play a part in this study as we seek to understand more about how, why and when you travel along the bikeway, between Captain Cook Bridge and Thornton Street. 

Have your say

We are inviting the community to have their say on this project from 11 September to  8 October 2023.

Feedback can be provided by:

Have your say 

What we will do with your feedback

Your feedback will play a part in this study as we seek to understand more about your active travel movements through the area and any challenges you face along your route.

Your feedback will be considered alongside our technical inputs and will assist us in determining options for a potential future upgrade to this section of the Kangaroo Point Bikeway.

Next steps

After the consultation period, Council will collate and analyse the feedback as part of our study. We will provide an update in late 2023 about key themes from the consultation period and next steps for this project.  

No construction funding is confirmed for future phases of this project. Next stages of the project will be communicated as the project progresses.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more information or ask any questions you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416 (business hours)
  • phone Council’s Contact Centre on 3403 8888 (24 hours)
  • email the project team.
Last updated: 11 September 2023

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