Moreton Bay Cycleway - Elanora Park, Wynnum to Export Street, Wynnum
The Moreton Bay Cycleway - Elanora Park to Export Street project is part of Brisbane City Council's Better Bikeways for Brisbane program, creating dedicated bikeways and active travel options with a $100 million investment from 2016-2020.
|Address||Wynnum North Road to Pritchard Street and Pritchard Street (Wynnum North Road to Export Street), Wynnum|
|Project outcomes||To improve accessibility and connectivity on the Moreton Bay Cycleway.|
Start of construction on Stage 1.
Stage 3 construction underway.
About the project
The Moreton Bay Cycleway - Elanora Park to Export Street project, travelling along Wynnum North Road, North and Pritchard Street, Lytton forms an important missing link in the Moreton Bay Cycleway. The Moreton Bay Cycleway network, once completed, will connect Redland Bay through to Redcliffe via the Gateway Motorway with a high-quality cycling facility.
The project will be constructed in three stages:
- Stage 1 involves the construction of a bikeway facility along Wynnum North Road, connecting the Moreton Bay Cycleway in Elanora Park to Pritchard Street.
- Stage 2, which was constructed in July 2017, involved constructing a bikeway along Pritchard Street, from the off-road bikeway at the Export Street intersection to the Port of Brisbane rail line.
- Stage 3 construction is underway, and involves continuing the bikeway connection along Pritchard Street from the Port of Brisbane rail line back to Wynnum North Road.
Download the updated stages 1 and 3 project plans in your preferred format:
- Moreton Bay Cycleway - stage 1 updated project plan (PDF - 545kb)
- Moreton Bay Cycleway - stage 1 updated project plan (Word - 1.2Mb)
- Moreton Bay Cycleway - stage 3 project plan (PDF - 2.4Mb)
- Moreton Bay Cycleway - stage 3 project plan (Word - 3Mb)
Project update - stage 1
Council is pleased to announce the start of construction for stage 1 of the Moreton Bay Cycleway – Elanora Park to Export Street project in Wynnum.
Council released the preliminary design of stage 1 in April 2018 incorporating feedback from the local community about a previously unidentified area of cultural significance. Stage 1 will now involve the construction of an off-road, three-metre-wide shared path on the western side of Wynnum North Road, around the area of cultural significance, which connects into the existing bike path at Elanora Park.
To construct the new off-road path around the area of cultural significance, a section of Wynnum North Road will require narrowing with new kerb and channel to be constructed on the western side of the road. In addition, the section of the new shared path directly adjacent to the cultural heritage site will be reduced to 2.5 metres-wide.
Refer to the above project plan for more information.
To ensure the safety of road users, yellow no-standing lines will be installed along the eastern side of Wynnum North Road in the narrowed section, requiring the removal of informal on-street parking.
Council released the design of stage 3 on 26 February 2018 and construction commenced in March 2018..
The significance of the trees on Pritchard Street to the local community was a key factor in determining the final alignment of stage 3. The bikeway will now be aligned around the significant trees on Pritchard Street and onto Port of Brisbane owned land. Refer to the project plan for more information.
A section to the east of the railway crossing will be constructed this financial year. Council is liaising with Queensland Rail to determine the construction of the railway crossing and area to the west of the crossing. More information about construction of the rail crossing will be provided to the community when available.
Five trees will require removal to facilitate construction of the updated stage 3 alignment, including one tree in the Queensland Rail corridor, three trees in Council-owned road reserve and one tree on Port of Brisbane land.
All work will be carried out in accordance with the relevant environmental guidelines and Council will make every effort to minimise environmental impacts during construction. Vegetation impacts will be offset in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislative requirements.
Construction works for stage 1 and 3 will be undertaken between 7am and 5pm from Monday to Saturday.
During construction, motorists on Pritchard Street and Wynnum North Road may experience lane closures and speed limit restrictions. Traffic controllers will be on-site to assist pedestrians and cyclists to take the appropriate route during construction.
Local residents and businesses may experience some construction noise including saw cutting, dust, low levels of vibrations and increased activity around the work site, including the presence of construction vehicles and equipment. Traffic controllers will be on-site to assist pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles around the construction zone.
Council is committed to minimising impacts of the works on the community as much as possible and will provide advance notification of activities likely to cause disruption during the construction period. We thank you for your patience while this important link is constructed.
Benefits of the Moreton Bay Cycleway - Elanora Park to Export Street project include:
- improved accessibility and connectivity on the Moreton Bay Cycleway
- greater options for safe commuter and recreational walking and cycling.
Construction of stage 2 was completed in July 2017 and construction of stage 3 commenced in March 2018.
Council is committed to keeping the community informed as this project progresses.
If you would like to provide feedback, ask questions, or find out more about the Moreton Bay Cycleway - Elanora Park to Export Street 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:
Moreton Bay Cycleway - Elanora Park to Export Street project
City Projects Office
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane QLD 4001