Gladstone Road Safety Improvement Project

Gladstone Road is a significant link in the Brisbane bicycle network connecting the University of Queensland to West End and the CBD via the Eleanor Schonell Bridge. It is also part of the informal 'river loop', a popular training route followed by many cyclists. By installing bicycle lanes along Gladstone Road between Hazelwood Street at Highgate Hill and Lochaber Street at Dutton Park, Brisbane City Council aimed to improve safety, connectivity, traffic flow and encourage cyclists of all abilities to use this route.


Address Gladstone Road, Highgate Hill/Dutton Park
Ward The Gabba
Project outcome Improved safety and connectivity for road users.
Latest update

Construction is now complete.

About the project

Council identified safety improvements were required along Gladstone Road based on Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) road accident data, which recorded nine serious accidents between cyclists and vehicles from 2005-2010. The upgrades will enhance safety for all road users and have minimal impacts on traffic. They involved:

  • installing northbound and southbound bicycle lanes on Gladstone Road between Hazelwood Street and Lochaber Street
  • prohibiting a right-turn from Gladstone Road into Beaconsfield Street
  • prohibiting a right-turn from the Gladstone Road local service road onto Gladstone Road
  • improving pedestrian crossing safety by removing a section of the traffic lane outbound from Ampthill Street to Bower Street
  • installing bike lane markings and signage along Gladstone Road
  • formalising car parking spaces north of Bower Street and south of Gladstone Road local service road and removing six informal car parking spaces on Gladstone Road.

The project was constructed simultaneously with planned road resurfacing work, which further enhanced the safety of Gladstone Road for all road users. 


Construction is now complete.

For more information

If you would like to find out more about the Gladstone Road safety improvement project, you can:

  • phone the project information line on 1800 884 681
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Gladstone Road safety improvement project
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001
03 December 2015