Objective 4Cycling and Pedestrian Infrastructure
A key feature of the recently completed Moreton Bay Rail Link project is the 12 kilometre shared pathway adjacent to the rail line providing access to the rail stations from Petrie to Kippa-Ring, with connectivity to the region's existing pathway network. The Moreton Bay Rail shared pathway provides an off-road dedicated facility for both pedestrians and cyclists.
Further south, the Samford to Ferny Grove Cycle Link project will provide a new cycle path between the Ferny Grove Rail Station and Samford Village. The purpose of the project is to deliver a high-quality corridor that provides a safe, fast and direct cycle connection between Samford and Ferny Grove. The project is being delivered in two stages – Stage 1 (Ferny Grove Rail Station to Petersen Road, Samford) and Stage 2 (Petersen Road to Samford Village).
Stage 1 is completed and provides a link between Ferny Grove Rail Station and Petersen Road via sections of separated cycleway, as well as sections through local streets. The project involved improvement works to the existing cycle path along Lanita Road to connect to Samford Forest. A 1.5 kilometre path through the forest has been sealed, to connect with McLean Road South. This route was officially opened in March 2016.
Planning for Stage 2 is complete, following extensive technical investigations and rigorous community engagement. The planning recommends key safety improvements on Petersen Road, Camp Mountain Road and Samford Road to improve safety and connectivity for cyclists between the existing Stage 1 of the cycle link and Samford Village. Detailed planning and design are underway for those improvements and this work will be completed in late 2017.
Cycle lanes have recently been delivered on David Low Way between Petrie Avenue and Tamarindus Street, Marcoola and Petrie Creek to Godfreys Road in Bli Bli, and works are also underway between Mudjimba Esplanade and Boardwalk Boulevard, Marcoola. Design for a new cycle lane on David Low Way between Warran Road and Williams Street in Coolum is underway with construction anticipated to commence in late 2017.
North Brisbane Bikeway
The North Brisbane Bikeway is a critical cycle corridor for greater Brisbane, connecting the CBD through to Chermside. The project is being delivered in partnership with Brisbane City Council, and will encourage more cycling, more often, across all ages. Delivery of the North Brisbane Bikeway has been divided into the several stages, Stage 1A and 1B were completed in 2016. Stages 2 and 3 are currently in detailed design.
A feature of Stages 2 and 3 is the inclusion of priority pedestrian and cycle crossings at a number of intersections. These crossings operate similarly to pedestrian 'zebra' crossings, providing people walking and cycling with priority over vehicles when crossing the street.
The crossings will consist of a raised platform and coloured road surface to identify give way areas and the cycle crossing. Ample space has been provided to allow vehicles to stop safely, clear of the crossing.
Veloway 1, Pacific Motorway
The Veloway 1 cycleway (V1) is planned to connect cyclists from Brisbane city to the Gateway Motorway off-ramp at Eight Mile Plains (along the Pacific Motorway). A dedicated three metre-wide cycleway will extend 17 kilometres, providing a safe route for commuting cyclists. The Veloway is being delivered in stages. The 17 kilometre connection will successfully provide the missing links within existing cycleway and ensure a safe and dedicated commute for cyclists. The V1 will help promote an active and healthy lifestyle.
The V1's Stage D is currently under construction and runs from O'Keefe Street, Buranda to Lewisham Street, Greenslopes. When complete, Stage D will consist of three bridges and a ramp, and connect to Stage C at Greenslopes.
Stage D is due for completion in late 2017.