New bike lane trial to start in Brisbane’s CBD

By Juliano Oliveira

The construction of new separated bicycle lanes in Brisbane’s CBD will start late November on Elizabeth, Edward, and Albert Streets.

By Christmas, cyclists will have a green light to ride through the first two bikeways, while the third path will be completed in late January.

The lanes are part of stage 1 of the CityLink Cycleway and will be installed for a 12-month trial.

Brisbane City Council affirmed that, in each of these locations, the bikeway will occupy a kerbside traffic lane and will separate cyclists from vehicle movements using raised yellow kerbing.

“We think the time is right to make some of the tough decisions that need to be made to encourage mode shift to active transport in Brisbane,” says Transport committee chairman Ryan Murphy.

“This network will provide meaningful connections immediately, as well as complement other longer-term projects, such as the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge, Queens Wharf Road and Brisbane Metro.”

The CityLink Cycleway Trial Project will deliver a network of cycling and e-wheeling facilities to encourage Brisbane residents, visitors and commuters to use sustainable modes of transport and help reduce the need for car-based travel into the city centre.

Installation of Stage 2 on William Street to Grey Street will begin in 2021.