Toowong 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 Toowong to West End green bridge will cater for pedestrians and cyclists, making it easier for people to travel between the two densely-populated areas.

It will link the growing West End community to the Toowong business area, rail and ferry services, as well as to the existing walking and cycling network, including the proposed St Lucia to West End green bridge.

The Toowong 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 Toowong to West End green bridge as a pedestrian and cycling connection only.

Other feedback received on this bridge included:

  • strong support for the proposed alignment from Forbes Street to Archer Street, with approximately 67% of people supporting this alignment
  • broad support from residents and commuters for the bridge and its benefits, with approximately 60% of survey respondents indicating they would use the bridge daily or weekly.

Planning for this 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 outcome of these studies, along with feedback from the community and stakeholders, will inform the preparation of a preliminary business case for the Toowong 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 near Archer Street in Toowong to Orleigh Park, near Forbes Street in West End, has been identified.

The proposed alignment is not final and is subject to further community consultation and 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