Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade: Stage 1 (Goodwill Bridge to Veloway 1) - South Brisbane
Brisbane City Council has announced the start of construction of the next stage of the Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade project.
|Address||Dock Street, Little Dock Street, Lower River Terrace, Sidon Street, Stanley Street at South Brisbane|
|Project outcomes||Improved safety for cyclists and pedestrians|
About the project
The Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade: Stage 1 project is part of Council’s Better Bikeways 4 Brisbane program. The program aims at reducing traffic congestion through dedicated bikeways and active travel options with a $100 million investment.
This investment is aimed at providing safer access for those who currently cycling and increasing the number of cyclists in Brisbane.
Council and the Queensland Government jointly fund the Kangaroo Point Bikeway project. The state government is contributing 50% funding to the project through the Cycling Network Local Government Grants program.
The project will provide a safer environment for cyclists and pedestrians. It plays an important role in Brisbane's bicycle network connecting Brisbane's Central Business District (CBD) with the southern, south-eastern and eastern suburbs.
Stage 1A, upgrading the Kangaroo Bikeway along Lower River Terrace from the Veloway 1 (V1) connection at the Pacific Motorway underpass to the intersection of Dock Street and Little Dock Streets, began in June 2018. Council expects the works to be complete early 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting. Stage 1A includes the following improvements and features:
- a new four metre-wide bi-directional bikeway that extends for 320 metres along Lower River Terrace and Dock Street from the V1 to the intersection of Little Dock and Dock Street
- improvements to pedestrian paths and pedestrian access to existing footpaths
- new landscaping and tree planting along sections of the bikeway
- improved bicycle crossing at the intersection of Lower River Terrace and the V1.
Stage 1B, continues from 1A along Little Dock Street from the Dock Street intersection to Goodwill Bridge. Construction works commenced late-January 2019.
The detailed design aims to improve both the safety and usability for all cyclists, pedestrians and motorists. The design includes the following improvements and features:
- installation of a ‘shared street’ – a bicycle and vehicle shared-use area on Little Dock Street from the intersection of Little Dock and Dock Streets to the Goodwill Bridge forecourt
- installation of a paved roadway surface at the Little Dock Street shared zone adjacent to the Goodwill Bridge
- installation of raised zebra crossing points for pedestrians at the Goodwill Bridge forecourt and on Little Dock Street adjacent to the Griffith University Film School
- construction of improved pedestrian and cyclist facilities beside the Griffith University Film School from Little Dock Street to the intersection of Dock, Vulture and Stanley Streets
- removal of the cycle ramp and redirection of cyclists along Little Dock Street to the new dedicated bikeway along Dock Street and Lower River Terrace
- improvements to the existing pedestrian path alongside Little Dock Street
- upgrades to the intersection of Little Dock and Dock Streets with priority for cyclists to facilitate the transition from the ‘shared street’ to the new stage 1A dedicated bikeway
- improvements to landscaping and lighting.
Council will retain current vehicle access and movements along Little Dock Street. This includes the intersections of Dock, Little Dock Streets and Little Dock/Sidon Streets. Council is proposing the speed limit along Little Dock Street to be 20 km/hr. This change will create a slower shared environment for cyclists and motorists.
Stage 1C which will upgrade the Dock Street and Vulture Street intersection to connect the Woolloongabba and Kangaroo Point Bikeways, is being delivered as part of the Woolloongabba Bikeway project. The Woolloongabba Bikeway project has commenced and is expected to be completed by late 2019. For construction information view the Woolloongabba Bikeway project.
Council is also investigating additional measures to improve the operation of this intersection for all users.
The detailed design provides an improved cycling and pedestrian link to the Woolloongabba Bikeway project via an upgraded intersection at Vulture and Dock Streets. The designs include the following improvements and features:
- increasing the size of the concrete traffic island on Dock Street to provide additional storage capacity for pedestrians and cyclists, including shifting the existing slip lane to the east to accommodate the larger island
- building out the kerb on the western side of Dock Street to improve sight-lines and storage capacity
- landscaping works within Dock Street Park
- footpath upgrades
- pavement marking.
This stage includes some tree removal in the parkland. Council are including the planting of new trees in the new landscaping to offset vegetation removals within the parkland.
- Stages 1B and 1C, Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade detailed design project plan - part 1 November 2018 (PDF – 2.4Mb)
- Stages 1B and 1C, Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade detailed design project plan - part 1 November 2018 (Word – 1.6Mb)
Council received feedback from the community during consultation on the preliminary design for stage 1A in late 2017 and early 2018. Overall, the majority of feedback was supportive of the project and residents welcomed the community benefits the project will bring. Download the newsletter for a summary of the key themes raised during consultation and Council’s response to this feedback.
- Stage 1A Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade detailed design newsletter May 2018 (PDF - 1.7Mb)
- Stage 1A Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade detailed design newsletter May 2018 (Word - 1.5Mb)
- Stage 1B and 1C Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade detailed design newsletter December 2018 (PDF - 1.3Mb)
- Stage 1B and 1C Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade detailed design newsletter December 2018 (Word - 1.8Mb)
Construction and next steps
All construction timeframes are subject to weather and construction conditions permitting.
Local residents may experience some construction noise, dust, low levels of vibration and increased activity around the work site. The contractor will implement dust suppression measure where required.
During construction, road users on Little Dock Street may experience delays, with stop-go traffic conditions in place. Traffic controllers and directional signage will also be on-site to assist pedestrians and cyclists.
In order to construct the bikeway, Council has identified some vegetation that will require removal. Council will carry out all work in accordance with the relevant environmental guidelines. Council will also make every effort to minimise environmental impacts during construction. Vegetation impacts will be offset in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislative requirements. This include trees of various sizes to be replanted in the local area.
Council will also remove one car park on Dock Street to facilitate the project.
Council will keep local residents, businesses and interest groups informed as construction progresses.
For more information or to provide feedback you can:
- phone the project team on 1800 600 163 during working hours
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888 after hours
- email the project team
- write to:
Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade: Stage 1
City Projects Office
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001