North Brisbane Bikeway - Price Street to Kedron Brook
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.
|Address||Price Street, near Kent Road at Wooloowin, to the entrance to Kedron Brook Bikeway off Brook Road|
|Project outcome||Improved safety and connectivity for cyclists|
Download the preliminary design project plan in your preferred format:
Project introduction and release of preliminary design.
Complete the survey to provide your feedback on the project.
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 new cycle street along Brook Road, for shared 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.
The preliminary design for the North Brisbane Bikeway - Price Street to Kedron Brook project is open for community consultation. The consultation period will run between Tuesday 17 April 2018 and Tuesday 8 May 2018.
Residents are invited to provide feedback in person at two on-site community drop-in sessions:
- Date: Saturday 28 April 2018, 9-11am and Wednesday 2 May 2018, 3 – 5pm
- Venue: Melrose Park, Roseleigh Street, Wooloowin.
These sessions will enable members of the community to speak to the project team, ask questions and provide feedback about the preliminary design in person.
Feedback can also be provided by emailing the project team, phoning the project information hotline on 1800 010 705 (during business hours), or completing the online survey. The survey will remain open until midnight on Tuesday 8 May 2018.
Feedback received during consultation will be considered in the detailed design phase, due to be completed in mid-2018.
In order to complete these works, Council has identified five trees from Kent Road and four trees from Rose Street, will need to be removed as part of the project. 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.
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.
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: