Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade: stage 1 (Goodwill Bridge to Veloway 1) - South Brisbane

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce detailed design for Stage 1a and 1c of the Kangaroo Point Bikeway is currently underway.

Summary

Address Dock Street, Little Dock Street, Lower River Terrace, Sidon Street, Stanley Street at South Brisbane
Ward The Gabba
Project outcomes Improved safety for cyclists and pedestrians
Latest update

Detailed design underway for Stage 1a and 1c.

Preliminary design underway for Stage 1b.

Investigation for Stage 1c - February 2018.

About the project

Council is developing Stage 1 of the Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade project, which is part of Council's Better Bikeways for Brisbane program, creating dedicated bikeways and active travel options with a $100 million investment.

The project has been divided into three stages for delivery purposes. The current preliminary design addresses stage 1a (from Veloway 1 (V1) connection at the Pacific Motorway underpass, South Brisbane to Little Dock Street) and stage 1c (intersection of Dock Street and Vulture Street). Stage 1b (from Dock Street to the Goodwill Bridge) is subject to further investigation and consultation.

Council has identified a need for improvements to this section of the Kangaroo Point Bikeway which is currently too narrow for the high volume of commuter and recreational traffic. To cater for current and future traffic volumes, the project will involve the construction of a bi-directional bikeway ranging in width between three and four metres depending on available space.

The project will provide a safer environment for cyclists and pedestrians and plays an important role in Brisbane's bicycle network connecting Brisbane's Central Business District (CBD) with the southern, south-eastern and eastern suburbs.

The preliminary design 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
  • improvements to pedestrian paths and pedestrian access to existing footpaths
  • new landscaping along sections of the bikeway
  • improved bicycle crossing at the intersection of Lower River Terrace and V1
  • providing a cycling link to the Woolloongabba Bikeway project via an upgraded intersection at Vulture Street and Dock Street.

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Stage 1 of the Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade will also impact on-street parking along Dock Street and Lower River Terrace to achieve dedicated cycling facilities. Council has worked hard to minimise the loss of on-street parking, however the current design is expected to result in a net loss of around 20 spaces.

Investigation works

Council is undertaking investigation works to inform the design for the connection of the Kangaroo Point Bikeway and the Woolloongabba Bikeway at the Vulture Street, Stanely Street and Dock Street intersection in South Brisbane (stage 1c).

These works will be carried out between 8pm and 5am, Wednesday 21 February to Thursday 1 March, weather permitting. In the event of bad weather or unforseen circumstances, the work will be rescheduled to the following week. This work will be undertaken at night when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of road users and workers and to minimise traffic disruptions.

We apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause and appreciate your patience during this time. Due to workplace health and safety requirements, reversing beepers cannot be switched off.

Investigation works will include pot holing to confirm alignments and depths of existing services under the intersection.

Temporary traffic changes will be required to allow work to be completed and motorists should expect minor delays when travelling through the area. Signage will be in place to direct motorists, cyclists and pedestrians around the work.

Council will continue to engage with local residents, businesses and interest groups as the projects progress and more information is available about both stage 1 of Kangaroo Point Bikeway and Woolloongabba Bikeway.

Community consultation

In late 2017, Council encouraged residents to provide feedback on the preliminary design for the Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade - stage 1 project. Council would like to thank all residents that provided feedback by emailing or phoning the project team, completing the online survey, or attending one of the community information sessions.

Feedback received during the consultation period is being taken into consideration for the detailed design. This is expected to be released in early 2018.

More information

If you would like to provide feedback, ask questions, or find out more about stage one of the Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 600 163 during business 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
19 February 2018