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 newsCommunity update: summary of consultations outcomes from mid 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 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 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 planning study is part of an ongoing network review to help improve active travel options for Brisbane residents, visitors and commuters.


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 and community feedback to assist us in understanding expected benefits, site constraints, impacts, costs, risks and opportunities for improvement.

Community feedback

In mid-2023, we invited the community to have their say as part of the Kangaroo Point Bikeway planning study. We received valuable feedback from residents, commuters and community members during the consultation period. Thank you to everyone who took the time and provided their feedback.

Key insights*

  • 54% of respondents indicated they live locally to the Study area
  • 69% of respondents walk, run or use a mobility device
  • 58% of respondents also cycle through the area

The top items selected for what respondents liked most about their active travel experience were:

  • Being in the outdoors (56%)
  • Connection to the river (49%)
  • Connectivity to home and destinations (47%)

Respondents indicated their top challenges when actively travelling between Captain Cook Bridge and Thornton Street were:

  • Separation of pedestrians/bikes/cars (86%)
  • Safety of the area including hazard minimisation (41%)
  • Congestion (32%)

Respondents indicated the top items which would make them feel most safe travelling in this area included:

  • Separation from people driving (81%)
  • Separation from people walking (50%)
  • Improved connectivity to existing network (46%)
  • Lighting and well-lit paths (42%)

*respondents could select multiple responses leading to totals greater than 100%

You can view the map with feedback pins on the Your City Your Say page.

Next steps

Your feedback will play an important part in shaping any future plans for the area.

Council will continue to work with planning partners and consider all feedback alongside our technical data to prioritise future active travel projects.

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.
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