Kangaroo Point active travel study

Brisbane City Council is investigating improving active travel options between Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point and Mowbray Park, East Brisbane.

Project summary

This table provides information on the project including address, ward, project benefits and latest news.
AddressKangaroo Point between Mowbray Park and Captain Burke Park
WardGabba Ward 
Project benefitsExpanding our city’s active transport network
Latest newsCommunity update: summary of consultation outcomes

About the project

We are undertaking an active travel study between Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point and Mowbray Park, East Brisbane.

This study includes looking at potential improvement options between Captain Burke Park and Mowbray Park, as well as potential connections to Main Street and Deakin Street where active travel improvements are planned as part of the new Kangaroo Point Green Bridge.

The focus of the study is to understand experiences and potential opportunities for active travel in this area and understand how, why and when you travel.

This review is part of our commitment to expand our city’s active transport network to deliver safe, convenient and connected paths and help to improve active transport options for Brisbane residents, visitors and commuters.

This planning study is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

Community consultation - late 2022

As part of this study, it is important to understand community experiences and potential opportunities for active travel in this area.

We invited the community to have their say in late 2022 as part of the Kangaroo Point active travel study between Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point and Mowbray Park, East Brisbane.

We received valuable feedback from residents, commuters and community members during the consultation period. Thank you to everyone who took the time and provided their feedback.

Your feedback

There were 605 online surveys completed and 93 pins placed on the map tool.

Highlights from the community consultation:

  • interest in riverwalk connectivity from Dockside to Mowbray Park
  • interest in continuous walking and cycling paths
  • interest in improvements to connectivity around the Kangaroo Point precinct and to the new Kangaroo Point Green Bridge
  • interest in reducing speed environments throughout the Kangaroo Point precinct
  • interest in improving safety, wayfinding and lighting around the Kangaroo Point precinct.

Key insights:

  • 98% of respondents indicated they actively travel through the study area
  • 65% of respondents walk, run or use a mobility device

The top items selected for what respondents liked most about their active travel experience were:

  • riverfront pathways (81%)
  • access to home / work (43%)
  • connectivity to paths and riverwalks (43%).

Respondents indicated their top challenges when actively travelling between Captain Burke Park and Mowbray Park were:

  • connectivity to existing paths or riverwalk (75%)
  • separation between people walking, riding, and driving (51%)
  • connection to crossing points (32%)
  • respondents indicated the top items which would encourage them to actively travel more in this area included:
  • a riverwalk (77%)
  • improved connectivity to/from the new Kangaroo Point Green Bridge (49%)
  • separated facilities for people walking and riding (41%).

You can view the pins placed on the map on the Your City Your Say page.

What we will do with your feedback

Your feedback will play an important part in this study as we seek to understand more about your travel movements through the area and any challenges you face along your route.

Feedback will be considered alongside our technical inputs as part of our development of potential future improvement options.

Next steps

Updates will be provided as this project progresses and more information becomes available.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more information or ask any questions you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416 during business hours
  • phone Council’s Contact Centre on o7 3403 8888 (24 hours)
  • email the project team.
Last updated: 7 July 2023

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