Stage 1 of Kangaroo Point Bikeway Upgrade Project Nears Completion

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Finalisation works on Stage 1 of Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade from Goodwill Bridge to Veloway 1 are nearing completion, according to a progress update from the Brisbane City Council.

The Kangaroo Point Bikeway upgrade Stage 1 project is part of the Council’s congestion-busting Better Bikeways 4 Brisbane program, delivered in stages 1A, 1B, and 1C, and is expected to be completed this mid-2019.

Construction of Stage 1A started in June 2018 which involved upgrade works done along Lower River Terrace from Veloway 1 connection at the Pacific Motorway underpass to the Dock Street and Little DOck Street intersection.

Improvements and features of Stage 1A include a new four-metre-wide bi-directional bikeway extending 320 metres along Lower River Terrace and Dock Street; pedestrian paths and access enhancements; tree planting and landscaping; and an improved bicycle crossing at the Lower River Terrace and the V1 intersection.

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Upgrade works from the intersection of Little Dock Street and Dock Street to Goodwill Bridge is continued on in Stage 1B, which began in early 2019. 

Features and improvements of Stage 1B include the installation of a “shared street”, a paved roadway surface at the shared zone, and a raised zebra crossing points, as well as the construction of an improved pedestrian and cyclist facilities beside the Griffith University Film School and the removal of the cycle ramp and redirection of cyclists to the new dedicated bikeway. 

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Stage 1C involves the upgrading of Dock Street and Vulture Street intersection where the Woolloongabba and Kangaroo Point Bikeways will meet. Aside from footpath upgrades and landscaping, other improvements include increasing the size of the concrete traffic island on Dock Street and building out the kerb on the western side of Dock Street.

Funding for the upgrade project between the Council and the Cycle Network Local Government Grants program of the Queensland Government, with the state government contributing half of the funding.