Dornoch Terrace safety improvements project - Highgate Hill and West End

Brisbane City Council has released a concept design for the Dornoch Terrace safety improvements project between Gladstone Road, Highgate Hill and Hardgrave Road, West End.

The project is part of Council's plan to get residents home quicker and safer by improving active transport options and increasing safety access Brisbane's local road network.

Project summary

This table includes project information about the Dornoch Terrace safety improvements project including address, ward, project objectives and latest news.
Addresses Dornoch Terrace, between Gladstone Road, Highgate Hill and Hardgrave Road, West End
Ward The Gabba
Project objectives Improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists
Latest news

Council has released the concept design and is seeking community feedback on this plan.

Complete the online survey by Friday 25 October 2019.

About the project

Dornoch Terrace is a busy district road and is a key cycling route. Over the past five years, Dornoch Terrace has been identified as an area with a high rate of crashes, with 33 recorded accidents, 27 of which involved cyclists.

The Dornoch Terrace safety improvements project aims to create a safer environment for all road users by:

  • providing safe and continuous cycle facilities
  • reducing the speed of cyclists and motorists
  • addressing safety concerns caused by turning vehicles
  • providing a signalised intersection at Hampstead Road and Dornoch Terrace
  • improving pedestrian crossing points.

Dornoch Terrace is an important active transport connection between Gladstone Road and the West End peninsula. It forms part of a longer route between the Brisbane Central Business District and the University of Queensland via the Eleanor Schonell Bridge. Dornoch Terrace also provides a connection for residents travelling to a number of destinations in Highgate Hill and West End, including schools, parks, restaurants and community facilities.

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Concept design

The concept design proposes the following safety improvements:

  • upgrading 1.2 kilometres of bike lanes on both sides of Dornoch Terrace, between Gladstone Road and Doris Street
  • creating a reduced-speed shared space for cyclists and motorists with an extended raised platform at the intersection of Dornoch Terrace, Ganges Street and Hardgrave Road
  • installing pedestrian zebra crossings on Ganges Street at Dornoch Terrace, and Hardgrave Road near Ganges Street
  • signalising the intersection of Hampstead Road and Dornoch Terrace, which includes signalised pedestrian crossings
  • installing new pedestrian refuges along Dornoch Terrace, near Dauphin Terrace and Sankey Street and west of Colville Street
  • consolidating bus stops on Dornoch Terrace to deliver a safer cycling experience
  • modifying key intersections throughout the corridor to improve safety of vehicle turning movements, reduce vehicle speeds and support bike lanes
  • minor footpath improvements at some locations along Dornoch Terrace
  • creating entry-only access from Dornoch Terrace onto the Dornoch Terrace access road (which connects to Boundary Street). Access to Daventry Street remains from Boundary Street via the service road
  • improving the cycling connection into the Gladstone Road slip lane and creating a new bike lane from Gladstone Road directly onto Dornoch Terrace.

Key improvement areas

The Dornoch Terrace safety improvements project proposes four key improvement area along Dornoch Terrace.

Dornoch Terrace/Ganges Street/Hardgrave Road shared space

A shared space is proposed for cyclists and motorists at the intersection of Dornoch Terrace, Ganges Street and Hardgrave Road. This includes an extended raised platform and a reduced speed limit of 30 km/h to slow down traffic and enhance the amenity of the precinct.

Creating a shared space on the road for motorists and cyclists (rather than dedicated lanes) means the majority of existing on-road car parking will be retained at this location. One car parking space is proposed to be removed on Hardgrave Road.

Hampstead Road and Dornoch Terrace signalised intersection

Council proposes to signalise the intersection of Hampstead Road and Dornoch Terrace. This includes installing traffic signals and pedestrian crossings at the intersection to:

  • improve safety and connectivity for pedestrians
  • improve safety for all road users by enabling safer turning movements.

Council has identified eight car parking spaces and one tree that would require removal to facilitate the signalised intersection of Hampstead Road and Dornoch Terrace.

Gladstone Road and Dornoch Terrace slip lane

Council is proposing to improve the Gladstone Road slip lane onto Dornoch Terrace as part of the concept design. This includes improving the cycling connection from the Gladstone Road bike lanes to the slip lane facility, as well as a new bike lane from Gladstone Road directly onto Dornoch Terrace.

One tree has been identified for removal on Dornoch Terrace to facilitate the proposed changes at Gladstone Road. All existing parking in the Gladstone Road slip lane will be retained.

Dornoch Terrace, between Gladstone Road and Doris Street

Council is proposing to upgrade 1.2 kilometres of dedicated on-road bike lanes on both sides of Dornoch Terrace, between Gladstone Road and Doris Street, to provide a safer corridor for cyclists.

To improve safety and connectivity for pedestrians , new pedestrian crossings are also proposed along Dornoch Terrace, near Dauphin Terrace, Sankey Street and west of Colville Street. These include new kerb ramps and pedestrian refuges in the centre of the road.

A range of local area traffic management devices are also proposed along Dornoch Terrace to reduce operating speeds and improve safety for all road users, as well as support the upgraded on-road bike lanes.

This includes:

  • modifying the alignment of some intersections to improve safety of vehicle turning movements for both motorists and cyclists
  • entry-only access from Dornoch Terrace onto the Dornoch Terrace service road that connects to Boundary Street, to improve safety and sightlines for all road users
  • changing the form of the road at key locations on Dornoch Terrace, such as kerb build-outs and slow points to reduce operating speeds.

To facilitate these proposed safety improvements, 106 car parking spaces would require removal along Dornoch Terrace, between Doris Street and Gladstone Road.

Project impacts

Car parks

The concept design proposes to remove a total of 115 parking spaces along Dornoch Terrace, between Gladstone Road and Hardgrave Road. View the concept design to view the parking space removals. Where possible, Council has maintained on-street car parking spaces, including around the Hardgrave Road and Dornoch Terrace precinct.

Vegetation

Council has identified two trees and some vegetation that is required to be removed to achieve the concept design.

One street tree on Dornoch Terrace, near Gladstone Road, has been identified for removal to facilitate the proposed slip lane changes. One street tree on the western side of Dornoch Terrace, at the intersection of Hampstead Road, has been identified as requiring removal to install a signalised pedestrian crossing.

Offset planting will be undertaken in accordance with Council's policies and relevant environmental guidelines.

Bus stops

To provide a safer environment for cycling, a number of changes are proposed to bus stops along Dornoch Terrace. On sections of the road, sightlines around corners, combined with downhill cycle speeds, make the current location of some bus stops less than ideal. Due to restricted availability of replacement sites, some permanent closures are proposed.

Changes to bus stops include:

  • permanent removal of bus stop 17 outbound on Dornoch Terrace at Doris Street
  • permanent removal of bus stop 18 outbound on Dornoch Terrace at Katrine Street
  • permanent removal of bus stop 18 inbound on Dornoch Terrace at Katrine Street
  • relocation of bus stop 20 inbound on Dornoch Terrace near Sankey Street.

All other bus stops along Dornoch Terrace will remain to service the local area.

Have your say

Council invites you to provide feedback on the concept design for the Dornoch Terrace safety improvement project by completing our online survey.

The survey is open until midnight on Friday 25 October 2019.

More information

If you have any questions about the project, you can:

  • email the project team
  • phone the project team on 1800 312 777 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • write to:
    Dornoch Terrace safety improvements project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434 
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:30 September 2019