Overview

The Bicentennial Bikeway is one of the busiest bikeways and pedestrian walkway facilities in Australia. In the vicinity of the William Jolly Bridge, as at 2019 there were around 3,800 bicycle riders and 1,700 pedestrians using the Bicentennial Bikeway each weekday.

The current Bicentennial Bikeway section between Kurilpa Bridge and Victoria Bridge is constrained and in need of an upgrade for separation of pedestrians and people riding bicycles.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is developing a business case based on a preferred option for the upgraded link, including separated paths for pedestrians and bicycle riders, between the Kurilpa Bridge and Victoria Bridge and ramp to either Turbot Street or Ann Street to access the CBD.

The business case is now underway and will confirm the preferred design option and develop a detailed cost analysis.

Project funding

In 2018, the Queensland Government committed to undertake planning studies, in conjunction with cycling stakeholder groups and other stakeholders, to identify the best long-term solution that meets the needs of bicycle riders and pedestrians in accessing and moving through the Queen's Wharf Brisbane (QWB) development and the Central Business District (CBD).

The first stage of planning outlined core issues and needs, along with connectivity and interaction with the local community to arrive at three feasible options.

This planning included a robust options analysis process and considered feedback provided by the stakeholders including:

  • Brisbane City Council (BCC)
  • Economic Development Queensland (EDQ)
  • Department of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development (DITID)
  • Bicycle User Groups

The Options Analysis is now complete and identified three feasible options and an associated cost plan for the preferred option.

TMR has committed $1.6 million to the development of this business case and will confirm the preferred design option and develop a detailed cost analysis.

Preferred design

TMR is considering a preferred design option for an upgraded link, including separated paths for pedestrians and bicycle riders, between the Kurilpa Bridge and Victoria Bridge and ramp to either Turbot Street or Ann Street to access the CBD.

Benefits

The benefits of the proposed Bicentennial Bikeway upgrade project are to improve:

  • separation between pedestrians and cyclists
  • safety for users of the bikeway
  • improved access to the CBD from the Bicentennial Bikeway
  • improved visual amenity and access to the river.

Bicentennial Bikeway - Kurilpa Bridge to Victoria Bridge concept plan

Bicentennial Bikeway - Kurilpa Bridge to Victoria Bridge upgrade - Concept Map

Online feedback survey

The online survey is closed. The project team appreciates your feedback. All community feedback received during the consultation period has been recorded and will be considered. TMR will also advise the community of the outcomes of the community feedback received in early 2021.

If you would like to provide any feedback and have further enquiries, contact the project team on metropolitanregion@tmr.qld.gov.au or call (07) 3066 4338.