North Brisbane Bikeway: Price Street to Kedron Brook - Clayfield and Wooloowin

Brisbane City Council is pleased to release the proposed concept design for the North Brisbane Bikeway: Price Street to Kedron Brook project between Dickson Street, Wooloowin and Jackson Street, Clayfield.

More people are choosing to ride a bike or e-mobility device in Brisbane every year, and this project is part of our commitment to expand our city’s active transport network with safe and convenient bikeways to encourage even more residents and visitors to explore our city.

Summary

This table provides information on the North Brisbane Bikeway: Price Street to Kedron Brook project including address, ward, project outcomes and latest news.
Address Between Dickson Street, Wooloowin and Jackson Street, Clayfield 
Ward Hamilton
Project outcomes A safe, connected and accessible cycling route for riders of all ages and abilities  
Latest news

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About the project

Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government are committed to delivering the North Brisbane Bikeway to connect the CBD and Brisbane’s northern suburbs.

The Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads completed stages 1 to 4 of the North Brisbane Bikeway project, with stage 4 recently completed on Dickson Street in early 2021.

The connection between the North Brisbane Bikeway – Stage 4 and Kedron Brook Bikeway is an important missing link in Brisbane’s north, with Council investigating several options to connect these two major bikeways between 2017 and 2020.

Following feedback from the community over this period, Council is now planning to deliver this connection from Dickson Street at Price Street, Wooloowin to the end of Jackson Street, Clayfield, via Junction Road, Keith Street and Sydney Street.

With more people choosing to ride a bike in Brisbane every year, this project will help encourage even more residents and visitors to explore our city by bike, with more active transport options in our growing network of safe and convenient bikeways.

Project benefits

The North Brisbane Bikeway: Price Street to Kedron Brook project will extend the popular North Brisbane Bikeway route to create a high-quality, continuous cycle facility that improves safety, accessibility and connectivity for riders.

The project aims to:

  • provide a safe, connected and accessible cycling route for bike riders of all ages and abilities
  • create more active travel opportunities by complementing the existing bikeway and shared pathway network for cyclists commuting in Brisbane’s north
  • reduce vehicle speeds on Keith, Sydney and Jackson streets to improve safety for all road users
  • improve accessibility to local amenities such as parks, sporting facilities, shopping centres, local businesses and public transport
  • improve pedestrian crossing points.

This connection will improve connectivity to key destinations in the local network, including the Brisbane Airport, Gateway North Bikeway, and public transport at Eagle Junction and Toombul. The alignment also fills a critical missing link in the broader cycling network, to create more than 40km of bikeway between the CBD and Redcliffe for residents, visitors and commuters to enjoy.

The project alignment is considered the most connected and accessible connection to the Kedron Brook Bikeway for riders of all experience levels.

Project details

We are proposing two different kinds of treatments to provide a high-quality active transport facility that meets the needs of the community and the local road network, including:

  • a dedicated, separated bikeway on Dickson Street and Bonney Avenue, connecting the North Brisbane Bikeway stage 4 at Price Street with Junction Road
  • a green street on Keith, Sydney and Jackson streets, between Junction Road and the Kedron Brook Bikeway, to create a shared, low speed on road active travel route.

We are proposing to install a dedicated, separated two-way bikeway on Dickson Street and Bonney Avenue between Price Street and Junction Road. This will continue the separated facility between the Queensland Government’s recently completed bikeway and Junction Road.

Price Street to Junction Road (via Dickson Street and Bonney Avenue)

A new signalised crossing will be constructed at the Junction Road and Keith Street intersection to safely connect cyclists to a green street on Keith Street.

As the bikeway must cross to the eastern side of Dickson Street to safely connect with the new Junction Road/Keith Street crossing, we are seeking feedback on the location of a new separated, signalised crossing on Dickson Street.

Both option 1 and 2 involve priority crossings for cyclists. A priority crossing operates similarly to a ‘zebra crossing’, with cyclists and pedestrians given priority to cross a road using a raised platform, give way signs and coloured road surface to identify give way areas and the cycle crossing. As the priority crossing is offset away from the intersection, cars can safely hold and give way to cyclists out of the live traffic lane.

We have minimised parking loss wherever possible for both options on Dickson Street and Bonney Avenue.

Option 1 – crossing between Price and Thorrold streets

Option 1 includes a new signalised crossing on Dickson Street, south-west of Thorrold Street, to connect the bikeway on either side of the road.

  • Priority crossings at Price Street and Bonney Avenue.
  • Removing 30 car parks on Dickson Street, 10 on Bonney Avenue.

Option 2 – crossing between Thorrold and Rawson streets

Option 2 involves a new signalised crossing on Dickson Street, west of Rawson Street to connect the bikeway on either side of the road.

  • Priority crossings at Price Street, Thorrold Street and Bonney Avenue.
  • Removing 29 car parks on Dickson Street, one on Thorrold Street, and 10 on Bonney Avenue.

Junction Road to Kedron Brook Bikeway (Keith, Sydney and Jackson Streets)

Council is proposing to create a green street on Keith, Sydney and Jackson streets to connect the separated bikeway on Junction Road to the Kedron Brook Bikeway.

A green street is a reduced speed environment that operates as both an active travel route and a local road, where drivers and riders share the existing road space.

We are seeking feedback on two options for green streets north of Junction Road – cycle street or advisory cycle lanes.

In both options, we are proposing to create a green street by:

  • reducing the speed limit to 40 km/hr on Keith, Sydney and Jackson streets
  • installing traffic calming devices, including raised platforms at intersections and speed humps to reduce vehicle speeds
  • creating a new traversable suburban roundabout at Sydney Street and Park Avenue to maximise efficiency for all road users.

Both green street options include traffic calming devices at the same locations across Keith, Sydney and Jackson streets, which require some localised parking removals.

Option A - Cycle Street

Option A involves creating a cycle street on Keith, Sydney and Jackson streets.

A cycle street is a low speed local road where riders and drivers share the road. Riders are encouraged to travel closer to the centre of the road, with a painted buffer zone between on-street parking and the traffic lane (the ‘door zone’) to reinforce this behaviour.

Option A involves removing three car parks on Keith Street, five on Sydney Street and three on Jackson Street.

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 Green street animation

Watch this short video below to see how the cycle street works in practice on the road.

Video support information

You can also view the video on Council's YouTube account.

Option B – Advisory Cycle Lanes

Option B involves installing advisory cycle lanes on Keith, Sydney and Jackson streets.

Advisory cycle lanes include an area on both sides of the road for use by riders, which is delineated from a single central traffic lane by line marking. Cars in the central traffic lane can use the advisory cycle lanes to safely pass oncoming traffic when no riders are present. Where riders are present, the person in front has the right of way.

Option B involves removing three car parks on Keith Street, 32 on Sydney Street and three on Jackson Street. As Sydney street is a narrower street, parking on the southern side of the road requires removal.

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 Green street animation

Watch this short video below to see how the advisory cycle lanes work in practice on the road.

Video support information

You can also view the video on Council's YouTube account.

Next steps

As Council received a large amount of feedback from the community, we are collating this to provide an update early this year, which will outline the key themes and next steps for this project.

More information

If you would like to provide comments or find out more about the North Brisbane Bikeway: Price Street to Kedron Brook project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (after hours)
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    North Brisbane Bikeway: Price Street to Kedron Brook
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 29 April 2022

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