St Lucia to West End green bridge

Brisbane City Council is building five new green bridges across Brisbane to make it even easier for you to get around our city.

The St Lucia to West End green bridge will cater for pedestrians and cyclists, making it easier to travel between the University of Queensland at St Lucia, West End, Highgate Hill and the CBD.

It will link the existing active transport network and the proposed Toowong to West End green bridge.

The St Lucia to West End green bridge will also enhance the river loop recreational cycling and walking experience.

Initial consultation on the project was undertaken in late 2019 as part of the Green Bridges Program's early planning phase. Council has completed a detailed analysis of all feedback received and prepared an Initial Consultation Outcomes report.

Feedback indicated many people are opposed to this bridge catering for buses or public transport. As a result, Council will be progressing the St Lucia to West End green bridge as a pedestrian and cycling connection only.

Other feedback received on this bridge included:

  • positive support for a new walking and cycling connection between St Lucia and West End, with approximately 63% of people supporting this alignment
  • general support from residents and commuters for the bridge and its benefits, with approximately 50% of survey respondents indicating they would use the bridge daily or weekly.

Planning for the St Lucia to West End green bridge is in the early stages, with a range of technical investigations and studies underway. This includes traffic and transport modelling, environmental assessments, and further investigation of potential alignments and landing locations.

The outcomes of these studies, along with feedback from the community and stakeholders, will inform the preparation of a preliminary business case for the St Lucia to West End green bridge.

Council will provide further opportunities for you to have your say on the project later in 2020.

Location

A proposed alignment extending from the corner of Keith Street and Macquarie Street in St Lucia to the southern end of Boundary Street in West End has been identified.

The proposed alignment is not final and is subject to community consultation and further investigations, including environmental and traffic studies. 

Continued feedback from the community and stakeholders will play a critical role in further defining the project’s benefits, including the bridge’s final alignment, landing locations and design treatments.

Last updated:23 March 2020