Normanby Fiveways bikeway lighting project – North Brisbane Bikeway, Spring Hill | Brisbane City Council

Normanby Fiveways bikeway lighting project – North Brisbane Bikeway, Spring Hill

Brisbane City Council is undertaking works to upgrade lighting along the North Brisbane bikeway from College Road to Victoria Park, Spring Hill.

Project summary

Address North Brisbane Bikeway, Spring Hill
Ward Central
Project outcomes Increase safety and amenity for all pathway users
Latest updates Stage 1 works are complete and construction of stage 2 will start in January 2019

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About the project

To enhance the safety of the bikeway network and increase cycling in Brisbane, Council is continuing to install lighting in key sections of the bikeway network to improve the amenity for all pathway users. These upgrades will encourage increased walking and cycling as part of a safe and accessible network enhancing Brisbane’s environment and minimising traffic congestion.

The Normanby Fiveways Bikeway Lighting upgrade project is part of Council’s Better Bikeways for Brisbane program, creating dedicated bikeways and active travel options with a $100 million investment.

This section of the North Brisbane bikeway adjacent to the Brisbane Boys and Girls Grammar Schools has been identified for lighting and pathway upgrades following multiple requests from the community to improve safety. The North Brisbane bikeway is a primary cycle route from the CBD to the northern suburbs and carries high volumes of both pedestrians and cyclists.

This project is jointly funded by Council and the Queensland Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants program, with the State Government contributing 50 per cent funding.

Project details 

This project involves installing new LED lighting along an existing section of the bikeway behind the Brisbane Boys Grammar School and Brisbane Girls Grammar School, between College Road and Victoria Park, Spring Hill. The existing concrete path will also be upgraded where possible, to provide a wider pathway, which will improve safety for both cyclists and pedestrians. 

This project is being undertaken in two stages. Stage 1 works were completed in July 2018 between College Road and Brisbane Boys Grammar School, Spring Hill. Stage 2 works will be undertaken on the section of bikeway behind Brisbane Girls Grammar School and sections of the bikeway within Victoria Park.

Construction of stage 2 is anticipated to start in January 2019.

Benefits

Improved visibility will assist all pathway users to safely move through the area. An increase in walking and cycling can have a positive impact on the health of our community and the number of cars on the road.

Cycling reduces the city's carbon emissions and air pollution, helping to keep the local environment cleaner, greener and healthier for all residents.

Impacts during construction

The North Brisbane bikeway will be temporarily closed during Stage 2 from College Road to Victoria Park to enable construction works to go ahead. A signed detour will be in place detailing alternative access as required.

Construction works will generally take place from Monday to Saturday, 7am to 5pm. Council will work diligently to minimise construction impacts however, properties in close proximity to works may experience some dust and noise during construction. Council will endeavour to keep this disturbance to a minimum where possible. Due to workplace health and safety requirements, reversing beepers are unable to be switched off.

No changed traffic conditions are expected as a result of this project. However, traffic controllers will be onsite when required during construction to ensure a safe road environment for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

Timing

Construction of Stage 2 is anticipated to start in January 2019 and be complete in March 2019. Council will provide further information on Stage 2 prior to the start of works.

More information

If you would like to provide comments, ask questions or find out more about the Normanby Fiveways bikeway lighting project – North Brisbane Bikeway, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 (during business hours)
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (outside of business hours)
  • email the project team 
  • write to:
    Normanby Fiveways bikeway lighting project team
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
16 November 2018