It is easier than ever before for residents to get out and about in our city with more and more bikeways connecting up our suburbs.
Brisbane now has 1,300 kilometres of major bikeway infrastructure within 12 kilometres of the CBD, which had grown 18 per cent over the last three years, up from 1,100 kilometres in 2012.
I believe it is important to invest in infrastructure for all four modes of transportation – vehicles, public transport, walking and cycling – which is why we have made a $120 million investment into bikeways over four years.
This is the most significant investment into cycling infrastructure in Australia, and one of the largest investments in the world, for the size of our city and population. Over the next year we are completing another 10 major cycling infrastructure projects, following 76 projects that have been completed in the last 3 years.
We are focused on providing connections between pre-existing major bikeways and connections to important business centres, education facilities, sporting facilities and other popular commuter and recreation areas.
Brisbane has seen an enormous growth in cyclist numbers as a result of our sustained investment into cycling infrastructure. Between 2004 and 2014 the number of cyclists doubled and now this continues to grow at eight per cent every year.Council is also providing a range of digital tools to help cyclists plan their journeys and make use of new bikeways.
Council has launched the new Cycling Brisbane online hub which provides an interactive route planner and maps to utilise the 1300 kilometres of available bikeway infrastructure.
Since launching, 6,252 cyclists have used the digital planner to help plot their journey or preview their ride and there has been more than 76,500 page visits to the Cycling Brisbane online hub.
Cyclists will also be able to make use of the newly completed Bicentennial Bikeway Stage 4 bikeway, as well as the $1.8 million extension to the Kedron Brook Bikeway at Stafford and a cyclist upgrade at the Glen Road and Brisbane Street intersection in Toowong.
Over the next year we will be completing a $4.5 million project on the Enoggera Creek Bikeway at Kelvin Grove, a $3.7 million extension of the CBD to Carindale bike corridor, and a $7.4 million pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the Norman Creek at
For more information about Cycling Brisbane and Council’s bikeway projects, visit cyclingbrisbane.com.au or phone (07) 3403 8888.