North Brisbane Bikeway: Bridge Street to Kedron Brook - Lutwyche and Wooloowin

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise the North Brisbane Bikeway (NBB): Bridge Street to Kedron Brook project is progressing well, following community feedback received during recent consultation.

The NBB: Bridge Street to Kedron Brook project will provide a 1.2 kilometre bikeway from the intersection of Chalk Street and Bridge Street in Wooloowin to the Kedron Brook Bikeway adjacent to Bradshaw Street in Lutwyche.

Project summary

This table includes summary information about works on the North Brisbane Bikeway from Bridge Street to Kedron Brook including address, ward, project outcome, project plan and latest update.
Address Chalk Street at the intersection with Bridge Street, Wooloowin to the Kedron Brook Bikeway off Bradshaw Street, Lutwyche
Wards Hamilton and Marchant Wards
Project outcomes Improved safety and connectivity for cyclists
Latest update Community feedback summary

About the project

The NBB: Bridge Street to Kedron Brook project is part of Council's Better Bikeways 4 Brisbane (BB4B) program. This program will create new lifestyle and leisure opportunities through dedicated bikeways and active travel options. Council has invested $100 million over four years from 2016-20.

The concept design for this project involves:

  • constructing a new three-metre-wide shared bicycle and pedestrian path on the southern side of Chalk Street, from the intersection with Bridge Street to the southern side of the intersection with Kedron Park Road
  • constructing a three-metre-wide off-road bi-directional bikeway along the western side of Kedron Park Road between Chalk Street and Wellington Street
  • constructing a dedicated left-turn lane on Chalk Street at the intersection with Kedron Park Road for motorists continuing west on Chalk Street
  • constructing a 'green street' along Wellington Street and Bradshaw Street, east of Lutwyche Road 
  • widening the footpath on the northern side of Bradshaw Street, between Lutwyche Road and Marita Street, to enhance the street with landscaping and new trees
  • permanently closing vehicle access from Kedron Park Road into Wellington Street, while maintaining left and right-turn access from Wellington Street into Kedron Park Road (alternative access will be available via Chalk Street and Torrance Street, or via Felix Street and Torrance Street)
  • upgrading the existing shared bicycle/pedestrian Lutwyche Road bus station underpass (western side of Lutwyche Road) to the intersection of Lamington Avenue and Bradshaw Street
  • permanently closing right-turn access from Bradshaw Street into Lamington Avenue for westbound vehicles. Alternative access will be available via Lutwyche Road into Thistle Street and Lamington Avenue and via Lutwyche Road into Perry Street and Norman Avenue
  • constructing a three-metre-wide off-road, bi-directional bikeway on the northern side of Bradshaw Street (from Lamington Avenue) along Bradshaw Park, which connected to an upgraded shared path leading to the Kedron Brook Bikeway.

Download the concept design project plan in your preferred format:

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This project is co-funded by Council and the Queensland Government's Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program.

Parking and tree removals

To facilitate the bikeway, 26 car parking spaces are required to be removed throughout the project area. Council has minimised parking loss wherever possible, which includes indented parking spaces in some locations.

Council has also identified 30 trees for removal as part of the project. All work will be carried out in accordance with the relevant environmental guidelines and offset planting will be undertaken in accordance with Council policies.

Project details

This section includes information on the key features that are proposed as part of the concept design.

Green street (shared cycle street) - Wellington Street and Bradshaw Street

A green street (shared cycle street) will be constructed on Wellington Street and Bradshaw Street, from the intersection of Kedron Park Road and Wellington Street to the end of Bradshaw Street at the Lutwyche Road bus station.

This will involve:

  • applying green street pavement markings on the road
  • implementing a reduced speed limit
  • constructing a new footpath on the northern side of Wellington Street between Lutwyche Road bus station and Kedron Park Road
  • new kerb ramp from Bradshaw Street onto the shared path at Lutwyche Road bus station underpass
  • widening the footpath on the northern side of Bradshaw Street, between Lutwyche Road and Marita Street, to enhance the street with landscaping and new trees
  • constructing indented parking spaces in some locations to maintain on-street parking
  • changing the traffic priority at the intersection of Marita Street and Bradshaw Street to give priority to Wellington Street
  • permanently closing vehicle access from Kedron Park Road into Wellington Street, left and right turn access from Wellington Street into Kedron Park Road will be maintained (alternative access will be available via Chalk Street and Torrance Street, or via Felix Street and Torrance Street).

Separated bi-direction bikeway - Kedron Park Road from Chalk Street into Wellington Street and Bradshaw Street (west of Lutwyche Road)

Bi-directional, off-road bikeways will be constructed along:

  • the western side of Kedron Park Road between Chalk Street and Wellington Street
  • the northern side of Bradshaw Street (west of Lutwyche Road) from Lamington Avenue along Bradshaw Park, connecting to the Kedron Brook Bikeway.

A dedicated pedestrian footpath will also be constructed adjacent to the bi-directional bikeway at these locations.

Shared cyclist and pedestrian paths

Shared cyclist and pedestrian paths will be constructed at:

  • south-western side of the Chalk Street and Bridge Street intersection, to connect cyclists and pedestrians to the northbound pedestrian crossing across Chalk Street
  • southern side of Chalk Street, from the intersection with Bridge Street to the southern side of the intersection with Kedron Park Road
  • south-western side of the Kedron Park Road and Wellington Street intersection, to the zebra crossing on Kedron Park Road north of Wellington Street, to connect northbound pedestrians and cyclists with the existing network infrastructure
  • end of Bradshaw Street, along the Lutwyche Road bus station underpass and along the northern side of Bradshaw Street to Lamington Avenue. This includes upgrading the existing Lutwyche Road bus station shared bicycle and pedestrian underpass to make it safe for all users

The existing shared bicycle and pedestrian path from the end of the bi-directional bikeway on Bradshaw Street to the Kedron Brook Bikeway will be upgraded.

Permanent traffic changes

Kedron Park Road and Wellington Street intersection

Vehicles access from Kedron Park Road into Wellington street is proposed to be permanently closed as part of the project. This change will be implemented to ensure a safe connection between Wellington Street and the bi-directional bikeway on Kedron Park Road, by removing the potential conflict between cyclists and oncoming motorists. Left and right turn access from Welling Street into Kedron Park Road will be maintained.

Alternative access from Kedron Park Road into Wellington Street will be available via Chalk Street and Torrance Street, or via Felix Street and Torrance Street. These detours are expected to result in minimial impacts to motorists, with an additional 500-600 metres and an estimated additional two minutes of travel time. 

Council has also undertaken a traffic investigation which indicates that traffic volumes over a 13-hour period are low for motorists accessing Wellington street via Kedron Park Road. Therefore, traffic using the alternative access routes via Felix Street and Torrance Street is expected to be minimal and no exceed the capacity of these local streets.

Refer to the inset on the concept design project plan for more information on this traffic change.

Lamington Avenue and Bradshaw Street intersection

The concept design proposes permanently closing right-turn access from Bradshaw Street into Lamington Avenue for westbound vehicles.

This will improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians crossing Lamington Avenue on the new bikeway, while also improving traffic efficiency, given the close proximity to the Lutwyche Road intersection.

Alternative access for the local community will be available via Lutwyche Road into Thistle Street and Lamington Avenue, and via Lutwyche Road into Perry Street and Norman Avenue.

Community feedback 

Community feedback on the proposed concept design was gathered during a period of public consultation from 24 June to 12 August 2019.

Consultation, which included two information sessions, provided valuable feedback on all aspects of the proposed concept design and was positive. This feedback is being considered during the detailed design for the project.

Features that were widely discussed included:

  • the 'green street'
  • the Lamington Avenue bikeway crossing point
  • traffic changes at Chalk Street and Kedron park Road and at Wellington Street and Kedron Park Road.

Suggestions made by the community that Council will further consider include:

  • advanced bicycle detection to minimise wait times for cyclists at the Chalk Street intersections with Kedron Park Road and Bridge Street
  • improving sightlines for cyclists and pedestrians on the eastern side ofthe Lutwyche Road bus station by removing a garden bed to widen the pathway
  • investigating the angle fo the pathway connection at the Kedron Brook Bikeway.

For more information about the community consultation outcomes, download the community feedback summary in your preferred format:

Next steps

Council is now progressing with the detailed design for the NBB: Bridge Street to Kedron Brook project, taking into consideration feedback received from the community.

Additionally, Council is currently reviewing its guidelines for the use of on-road, shared cycle treatments on local roads for implementing a 'green street' and is liaising with the Queensland Government to finalise the design along Wellington Street and Bradshaw Street.

An update will be made in 2020, including the final design for the bikeway, as well as outlining the next steps for the project.

More information

If you would like to provide feedback, ask questions, or find out more about the NBB - Bridge Street to Kedron Brook project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 312 777 (during business hours)
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (outside of business hours)
  • email the project team 
  • write to:
    North Brisbane Bikeway - Bridge Street to Kedron Brook project
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:16 December 2019