CITYLINK CYCLEWAY TRIAL underway because since January 2020, active travel has increased by 16% in Brisbane with more people choosing to walk and ride compared to the same period last year. The number of people riding a bike to work in the city more than doubled between 2006 and 2016.
Council’s CityLink Cycleway trial will deliver a network of dedicated cycling facilities to encourage even more Brisbane residents, visitors and commuters to use sustainable modes of transport and help reduce the need for car-based travel into the city centre.
- Provide a safe, connected and accessible cycleway
- Improve cyclist accessibility to places of work and local amenities
- Provide more active travel opportunities by complementing the existing bikeway network
- Improve safety for people walking, riding and driving
- Decrease carbon emissions
Brisbane City Council is pleased to provide an update for the CityLink Cycleway trial, including announcing the design and plans for construction of the new separated bikeway from William Street to Grey Street, via Victoria Bridge.
As part of Council’s strategic direction to deliver improved public and active transport connections in the inner city, the Victoria Bridge will permanently close to general traffic from Sunday 24 January 2021.
This closure will facilitate both the Brisbane Metro project and CityLink Cycleway trial, which will create a high-capacity, sustainable transport network to and from the city centre.
With active travel more than doubling between 2006 and 2016, we are committed to expanding our city’s active transport network to deliver safe, convenient and connected bikeways and help improve active transport options for Brisbane.
The CityLink Cycleway trial is being implemented in stages and will include a separated two-way bikeway on:
• Elizabeth Street, between William and Creek streets
• Edward Street, between Elizabeth and Alice streets
• William Street to Grey Street, via Victoria Bridge.