Fourth gear for North Brisbane Bikeway
Published Saturday, 30 March, 2019 at 12:55 PM
Minister for Transport and Main Roads
The Honourable Mark Bailey
Stage four of Brisbane’s much-anticipated northern bikeway is one step closer.
Tenders are being sought for the next phase of the bike project which will connect the city’s northern suburbs with safer bicycle networks.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Bailey said like earlier stages, stage four would include a separated bikeway as well as priority cycle and pedestrian crossings.
“Stage one of the North Brisbane Bikeway has been a huge hit with bike riders, linking the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital to the north of Bowen Hills,” Mr Bailey said.
“With construction for stage two and three at Albion just around the corner, the Palaszczuk Government is now delivering separated bike facilities from Rigby Street through to Price Street via Dickson Street at Wooloowin.
“Riders have told us they want the North Brisbane Bikeway to continue along Dickson Street, and that’s the design we’re sticking with.
“In a typical week, more than 800,000 Queenslanders ride their bike. That’s why we’re delivering on the North Brisbane Bikeway and on our 10-year state-wide cycling strategy and action plan.
“Once complete, stages one to four of the North Brisbane Bikeway will provide almost 4.5km of safer, separated bicycle lanes that will link with Brisbane’s broader network of bike infrastructure.”
Bicycle Queensland CEO, Anne Savage, welcomed the tender offer.
“Cities that invest in healthy travel enjoy the benefits, with five dollars gained for every dollar spent,” she said.
“Bikeway growth is essential to our economic prosperity and will position Brisbane to achieve the vision of a healthy, safe, and sustainable travel future, reducing congestion and promoting healthy urban development.
“We commend the State Government and its investment in the North Brisbane Bikeway, which will provide a missing link in the bikeway network to help shorten travel times, improve safety, and get cyclists home sooner to their families.”
Co-Convenor of the North Brisbane BUG Andrew Methorst said it was awesome to have a key gap in the Brisbane north cycling infrastructure addressed.
“Can't wait to see the bikeway go all the way to EJ,” Mr Methorst said.
For more information on the North Brisbane Bikeway project visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au
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