Woolloongabba Bikeway project - Woolloongabba

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise the Woolloongabba Bikeway project is now complete. The project started construction in November 2018 and has been completed four months ahead of schedule.

Project summary

This table provides summary information about the Woolloongabba Bikeway project including address, ward, project outcomes and the latest news.
Address Stanley Street between Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba and Dock Street, South Brisbane
Annerley Road between Stanley Street, Woolloongabba and Gladstone Road, Dutton Park
Ward The Gabba
Project outcomes To provide a safe corridor for cyclists travelling along Stanley Street and Annerley Road in both directions. This will provide a safer environment for all road users.
Latest update

Project complete in July 2019

About the project

The Woolloongabba Bikeway project is part of Council’s Better Bikeways 4 Brisbane program. The program will create new lifestyle and leisure opportunities through dedicated bikeways and active travel options. Council has invested $100 million over four years from 2016-2020. 

The Woolloongabba Bikeway extends:

  • 1.1 kilometres along Stanley Street between Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba and Dock Street, South Brisbane, and
  • 1.4 kilometres along Annerley Road between Stanley Street, Woolloongabba and Gladstone Road, Dutton Park.

Key features of the project include:

  • a separated bi-directional bikeway along Stanley Street, between Ipswich road and Dock Street
  • a 145-metre section of separated bi-directional bikeway on the western side of Annerley Road between Stanley Street and the Princess Plaza crossing
  • an upgraded signalised crossing on Annerley Road at Princess Plaza
  • a new signalised intersection at Annerley Road, Clarence Street and Catherine Street
  • on-road bike lanes on both sides of Annerley Road, from the signalised crossing between Princess Plaza and Gladstone Road, Dutton Park
  • separation barriers, reflectors and audible ripple strip treatments along sections of Annerley Road
  • improving safety for all road users along Annerley Road by removing some right turn movements for vehicles
  • replacing the left-turn slip lane on Stanley Street to the Pacific Motorway M3 on-ramp with a signalised left-turn lane
  • installing three floating bus stops throughout the project corridors to reduce conflicts between cyclists and buses
  • providing left-in only access to Merton Road from Stanley Street to ensure safety for all road users.

View the detailed designs below in your preferred format:

Project benefits

The Woolloongabba Bikeway provides a safer environment for cyclists travelling in both directions along Stanley Street between Ipswich Road and Dock street, and Annerley Road between Gladstone Road and Stanley Street.

The Woolloongabba Bikeway forms part of an important cycling network with direct links to the:

  • Brisbane River Loop via cycle lanes on Gladstone Road
  • University of Queensland via the Eleanor Schonell Bridge
  • Kangaroo Point Bikeway, providing connections to Brisbane City via the Goodwill Bridge, the Veloway 1 and Kangaroo Point.

This is part of Council's plan to get residents home quicker and safer, with more active transport options as part of Brisbane's growing network of safe, convenient and connected bikeways.

To learn more about Council's cycling network, visit Cycling in Brisbane.

Permanent traffic changes

Permanent changes to/from side streets at Annerley Road 

As previously communicated, as part of the Woolloongabba Bikeway project, there have been permanent access changes into and out of the following side streets at Annerley Road.

Abingdon Street

  • introduction of left-in/left-out only at Abingdon Street/Annerley Road
  • no right-turn from Annerley Road into Abingdon Street – access Abingdon Street via the signalised Park Road intersection, left onto School Road and either left or right into Abingdon Street
  • no right-turn from Abingdon Street onto Annerley Road – access Annerley Road via School Road, left onto Ross Street and right onto Annerley Road.

Grove Street

  • introduction of left-in/left-out only at Grove Street/Annerley Road
  • no right-turn from Annerley Road into Grove Street – access Grove Street via left into Ross Street or Abingdon Street, right into School Road, right onto Park Road and right onto Annerley Road at the signalised intersection and then left into Grove Street
  • no right-turn from Grove Street onto Annerley Road – access Annerley Road via left onto Annerley Road, left into Crown Street, left into Stephens and right onto Annerley Road at the signalised intersection.

Crown Street

  • introduction of left-in/left-out only at Crown Street/Annerley Road
  • no right-turn from Annerley Road into Crown Street – access Crown Street via right into Clarence Street at the signalised intersection, left onto Stephens Road and then left into Crown Street 
  • no right-turn from Crown Street onto Annerley Road – access Annerley Road via left onto Stephens Road and right onto Annerley Road at the signalised intersection.

Heaslop Street

  • introduction of left-in/left-out only at Heaslop Street/Annerley Road
  • no right-turn from Annerley Road into Heaslop Street – access Heaslop Street via right-turn at the signalised Park Road intersection, left onto Merton Road and left into Heaslop Street
  • no right-turn from Heaslop Street onto Annerley Road – access Annerley Road via right onto Merton Road, right onto Ross Street and right onto Annerley Road at the signalised intersection.  

Lockhart Street

  • introduction of left-in/left-out only at Lockhart Street/Annerley Road
  • no right-turn from Annerley Road into Lockhart Street –- access Lockhart Street via the signalised Park Road intersection, left onto School Road and either left or right into Lockhart Street
  • no right-turn from Lockhart Street onto Annerley Road – access Annerley Road via right onto Merton Road, right onto Ross Street and right onto Annerley Road at the signalised intersection.

Download the project plan for traffic changes along Annerley Road:

Merton Road

  • introduction of left in only at Merton Road/Stanley Street 
  • no left-turn from Merton Road onto Stanley Street – access Stanley Street via left-turn onto Hawthorne Street, left-turn into Trinity Lane and left turn onto Stanley Street.

Download the Merton Road and Trinity Lane project plan in your preferred format:

Gloucester Street

  • introduction of left-out only from Gloucester Street onto Annerley Road. 
  • access to Gloucester Street from Annerley Road will be available via Stephens Road. 

Download the project plan in your preferred format:

Pacific Motorway M3 on-ramp access from Stanley Street

As part of the Woolloongabba Bikeway project, Council has implemented a shared through and left-turn traffic lane on Stanley Street at the Pacific Motorway M3 on-ramp. This provides access from Stanley Street to the M3 for passenger vehicles only.

Refer to the detailed design project plan for further details.

Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade: Stage 1 project

The Kangaroo Point Bikeway project was completed in July 2019 and connects to the Woolloongabba Bikeway at the intersection of Dock Street, Vulture Street and Stanley Street.

Stage 1c of the Kangaroo Point Bikeway involved upgrading the Dock Street/Vulture Street/Stanley Street intersection and was delivered as part of the Woolloongabba Bikeway project.

For more information, visit the Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade - Stage 1 project page.

Merton Road/Catherine Street/Hawthorne Street precinct, Woolloongabba

As part of the Woolloongabba Bikeway project, Council also delivered a Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) project for the Merton Road/Catherine Street/Hawthorne Street precinct at Woolloongabba.

This involved installing a pedestrian refuge on Hawthorne Street to improve pedestrian safety.

The Hawthorne Street pedestrian refuge was initially proposed in early 2018 as part of the LATM treatments. Initial consultation feedback received July 2018 indicated a lack of support for the pedestrian refuge as it would require removal of four car parks on Hawthorne Street. Subsequently, the pedestrian refuge was removed from the preliminary design.

In late October 2018, subsequent feedback received from the local community demonstrated increased support to install the pedestrian refuge on Hawthorne Street. Therefore, Council revisited the arrangement and reincorporated the refuge into the final design. 

View the final design for the Merton Road/Catherine Street/Hawthorne Street LATM project in your preferred format:

Merton Road – loading zone

Council advises that two parking spaces on Merton Road have been altered to facilitate a loading zone near the intersection with Stanley Street. This loading zone is located outside 10 Merton Road.

To minimise parking impacts, this parking space operates as a loading zone between 8am and 5:30pm Monday to Saturday and 8am – 12pm Sunday, when nearby businesses require a loading zone to facilitate daily business operations. Outside of these times when nearby businesses are closed, the space operates as an unmetered two-hour parking space for two vehicles. 

Download the Merton Road loading zone plan in your preferred format: 

Photo gallery

View the Woolloongabba Bikeway artist impressions photo gallery as a slideshow. Alternatively, view the photos individually in our Woolloongabba Bikeway album in Council’s Flickr account.

Woolloongabba Bikeway 4 - Annerley Road floating bus stop

More information

For more information about the Woolloongabba Bikeway project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 600 163 during working hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of working hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:​
    Woolloongabba Bikeway project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.

 

Last updated:15 August 2019