North Brisbane Bikeway: Price Street to Kedron Brook − Kedron Brook − Wooloowin | Brisbane City Council

North Brisbane Bikeway: Price Street to Kedron Brook − Kedron Brook − Wooloowin

The North Brisbane Bikeway − Price Street to Kedron Brook 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 to 2020.

Summary

Address Price Street, near Kent Road at Wooloowin, to the entrance to Kedron Brook Bikeway off Brook Road
Ward Hamilton
Project outcome Improved safety and connectivity for cyclists
Project plan

Download the preliminary design project plan in your preferred format:

Download the project plan for Stages 1-5 of the overall North Brisbane Bikeway in your preferred format:

Latest update Project has been deffered to aligh with the Transport Department of Main Roads stages of North Brisbane Bikeway.

About the project

Brisbane City Council has identified the need to create a safe and continuous bicycle facility to complete a link between the proposed North Brisbane Bikeway and Kedron Brook Bikeway at Wooloowin.

The design of the North Brisbane Bikeway − Price Street to Kedron Brook project is being jointly funded by the Queensland Government, receiving up to 50 per cent funding through the Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program.

The preliminary design for the North Brisbane Bikeway − Price Street to Kedron Brook project is now complete. The project involves creating an on-road separated bicycle facility that connects Price Street, near Kent Road, to the entrance to Kedron Brook Bikeway off Brook Road. The two-way, on-road bikeway will separate vehicles and cyclists to improve safety, visibility and sight lines for all road users accessing local destinations and the existing bikeway network.

The preliminary design proposes:

  • completing a missing link connecting the North Brisbane Bikeway to the Kedron Brook Bikeway at Wooloowin
  • constructing a three metre-wide on-road separated bikeway along the western side of Kent Road, between Price Street and Rose Street
  • constructing a three metre-wide off-road separated bikeway and a 1.5 metre-wide pedestrian footpath along the northern side of Rose Street, between Kent Road and Park Road
  • constructing a three metre-wide on-road separated bikeway along the eastern side of Park Road, between Rose Street and Brook Road
  • establishing a shared street along Brook Road for use by vehicles and cyclists, and constructing an approximately 150 metre-long concrete path along the southern side of Brook Road
  • installing wayfinding signage to help cyclists connect with the local bikeway network and amenities
  • installing residential bin zones along the on-road separated bikeway, to ensure cyclist safety on bin collection days.

As part of the early investigations, Council engaged an external contractor to undertake a parking survey of the area. The parking survey found that a number of car parking spaces were being under-utilised or used by commuters. To accommodate the new bicycle lanes, approximately 69 informal on-street parking spaces require removal. This prioritises safety for all road users, and will improve visibility, awareness and sight lines for residents, pedestrians, cyclists and oncoming traffic.

Residential bin zones will allow residents located along the new on-road bikeway, to safely place their rubbish bins on the street for collection. Bin zones will be located on the road, between the bikeway and road carriageway. Bin zones will be separated from the road carriageway by a yellow no stopping line, to prevent on-street parking and allow garbage truck access on bin day. One-metre long ‘caterpillar’ raised markers will be installed beside the bin zones, to prevent bins from obstructing sight lines for reversing vehicles.

Project update

Council would like to advise that the project has been temporarily deferred to further align with the timing of the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ (TMR) Stage 2, 3 and 4 of the North Brisbane Bikeway (Somerset Street, Windsor to the intersection of Kent Street and Price Street, Wooloowin). Timing of construction for these stages has not yet been confirmed by TMR. Council will continue to work closely with TMR to achieve the best outcome for the community and cyclists. 

Council remains committed to this project and will use all feedback received during consultation to inform the next stages of the project. Once timing of the project has been confirmed, Council will update the community with further information. 

Community consultation

The preliminary design for the North Brisbane Bikeway − Price Street to Kedron Brook project was open for community consultation between Tuesday 17 April 2018 and Tuesday 8 May 2018. Council would like to thank all residents that provided feedback by emailing or calling the project team, completing the online survey or attending one of the community information sessions.

Feedback received during consultation will be considered in the next stages of project development.

Benefits

The project will:

  • create a high quality, connected and accessible recreation and commuter route for residents of Brisbane’s northern suburbs
  • improve safety for all road users by separating cyclists and vehicles to increase awareness, visibility and sight lines
  • enhance access to local destinations and the CBD for residents of Brisbane’s northern suburbs by completing a missing link between the North Brisbane Bikeway and Kedron Brook Bikeway at Wooloowin
  • create an accessible and continuous bicycle facility for cyclists by providing a safe, separated link between two of Brisbane’s busiest commuter bikeways
  • reduce traffic congestion by separating road users, getting residents home more quickly and safely.

More information

If you would like to provide feedback, ask questions or find out more about the North Brisbane Bikeway − Price Street to Kedron Brook project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 010 705 (during business hours)
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (after hours)
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    North Brisbane Bikeway − Price Street to Kedron Brook project
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
16 July 2018
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