North Brisbane Bikeway: Webster Road to Nevin Street
Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise that works for the first stage of the North Brisbane Bikeway: Webster Road to Nevin Street project will start from early April 2021.
This project is part of Council’s commitment to expanding our city’s active transport network to deliver safe, convenient and connected bikeways, helping to improve active transport options for Brisbane residents, visitors and commuters.
|Address||Gympie Road service road, from Webster Road to Nevin Street, Aspley|
|Project outcomes||A safer, lower speed environment for cyclists of all experience levels.|
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About the Project
Council is delivering this new cycling facility in stages between Webster Road at Aspley Lions Club Park and Nevin Street in Aspley, with the first stage to be delivered on the Gympie service road.
This project will extend the popular North Brisbane Bikeway route from Marchant Park at Webster Road, creating a new recreation and commuter route along Gympie Road for residents in the northern suburbs and improving access to local destinations and the CBD.
The North Brisbane Bikeway: Webster Road to Nevin Street is an initiative of the Queensland Government. The project is funded by the Queensland Government Works for Queensland grants program and will be delivered by Brisbane City Council.
Works for the first stage of the North Brisbane Bikeway: Webster Road to Nevin Street project will start from early April 2021 and be completed in mid-2021, weather and site conditions permitting.
The first stage of works on the Gympie Road service road involves:
- installing four new speed platforms, modifying one speed platform and relocating one speed platform on the Ellison Road and the Gympie Road service road
- installing new traffic islands and landscaped kerb buildouts at key locations on the service road
- decreasing the speed limit along the service road to 40 km/hr to enhance safety for all road users
- changing access from Darwin Street into the service road to left-in only (no right-turn from Darwin Street into the service road)
- changing the slip lane entrance near the Aspley Motor Inn to allow left and right turns onto the service road
- upgrading a kerb ramp and section of footpath near the Darwin Street intersection
- installing line marking and signage.
Works will generally be undertaken between the hours of 7am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday. Certain sections of work, including line marking works at Darwin Street and the slip lane, will be required at night and will generally take place between 7pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday. This is required when traffic volumes are lowest on Gympie Road to ensure the safety of motorists and workers, and to minimise traffic disruptions.
The local community may experience increased traffic movements, low-level construction noise, dust and vibration. For the safety of workers onsite, reversing lights and beepers cannot be switched off.
Intermittent temporary lane closures will be required, with traffic controllers onsite to assist motorists, pedestrians and cyclists safely through the worksite. Safe pedestrian access around the worksite will be maintained at all times.
As part of these works, Council will also be removing one tree on Ellison Road, opposite Aspley Lions Club Park. Works to remove vegetation will be carried out in accordance with relevant environmental guidelines and offset planting will be undertaken in accordance with Council policies.
Council will make every effort to minimise impacts to the local community and will provide notification of particularly noisy works or out-of-hours activities.
Gympie Road service road and on-street parking changes
The Gympie Road service road will become a low speed local road that will serve as a cycle route while remaining open to local vehicle traffic.
This design will provide a safe environment for cyclists of all experience levels by reducing the speed limit and moderating vehicle speeds with traffic calming devices such as speed platforms, traffic islands and kerb build-outs.
To accommodate these changes, 45 on-street parking spaces will be removed on the service road and 53 on‑street parking spaces will remain.
As part of the Council’s investigations, a parking survey undertaken identified that parking along the service road was being underutilised, with less than 10% of car spaces being used. Council is confident the remaining 53 car parking spaces on Gympie Road service road will service the needs of the local community.
Remaining stages of works
Council is continuing to work with the Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to deliver the remaining stages of the project, including constructing:
- a three-metre-wide shared path from the end of the Gympie Road service road, near the Aspley Hotel, through to Nevin Street.
- a shared path connection from Webster Road at Aspley Lions Club Park to Ellison Road.
The proposed shared path connections will require the removal of eight trees, including four near Nevin Street and five near the corner of Ellison Road and Webster Road (at Aspley Lions Club Park).
Subject to consultation with TMR about the proposed shared path connection between the service road and Nevin Street, inbound bus stop 41a (stop ID 3411) on Gympie Road near Nevin Street will need to be removed. This permanent removal would be required to accommodate the proposed new shared path from Gympie Road service road to Nevin Street.
This bus stop services an inbound bus (bus 680), which travels to Chermside Shopping Centre. The nearest bus stop is approximately 100 metres away on Gympie Road near Nevin Street, stop 42 (stop ID 3410) in Aspley. This bus stop will remain and continue to be serviced by the inbound bus 80.
Council is committed to delivering the first stage of works on the Gympie Road service road in mid-2021, in line with the Queensland Government’s funding requirements.
We will provide more updates on the delivery of the remaining stages of work following consultation with TMR and confirmation of the proposed shared path connections.
Council is also investigating options to extend the bikeway from Nevin Street to Robinson Road West, with design and construction dependent on future funding allocation.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the North Brisbane Bikeway: Webster Road to Nevin Street project, you can:
- call the project team on 1800 884 681
- call Council on 07 3403 8888 (after hours)
- email the project team
- write to:
North Brisbane Bikeway: Webster Road to Nevin Street
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.