Gateway Bikeway Project: northern link
The Gateway Bikeway Project: Northern Link will connect cyclists from existing local cycle networks in Nudgee, Nundah and Eagle Farm to the pedestrian and cycle path of the Gateway Bridge and suburbs south of the Brisbane River. The Gateway Bikeway Project: Northern Link is being delivered in stages.
When constructed, the Gateway Bikeway Project: Northern Link will form one of the missing links in the 150 km Moreton Bay Cycleway that will eventually stretch from Bribie Island to Redland Bay.
The Gateway Bikeway Project: Northern Link is part of the department's commitment to supporting increased cycling and cycling safety in Queensland and is a joint project with Brisbane City Council (BCC).
The Gateway Bikeway Project: Northern Link will connect the new Gateway Bridge with Kedron Brook Wetlands Bikeway, north of Schultz Canal.
The new link will provide safer access for cyclists through well-planned facilities and encourage more people to get active and healthy by cycling.
- Metropolitan Region
Interim Solution – Stage 1
Stage 1 of the new Gateway Bikeway pedestrian and cycleway was completed on 27 June 2010 and is now open for use. Stage 1 provides a safe pedestrian and cycle link north from the new bridge and connects with Brisbane City Council's (BCC) existing cycle network. BCC will now administer this section of the bikeway.
Bridge over Schultz Canal – Stage 1A
The bridge will provide access from Nudgee Road to the existing Moreton Bay Cycleway and provide a safe cycle access over Schultz Canal. The Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council have allocated $7 million funding to the project, which will be delivered by BCC. Construction is expected to commence in late 2013.
Ultimate Alignment – Stage 2
The department is currently reviewing this alignment, due to the adverse effects on the original alignment of construction works completed at the Airport Roundabout Project. Planning and detailed design for Stage 2 is expected to commence in late 2013.
When constructed, it will provide a link from the proposed new cycle bridge over Schulz Canal to the existing Moreton Bay Cycleway at Schneider Road, Eagle Farm.
Both cycle routes will provide convenient connections to commercial, retail and residential precincts in the area.
The department is continuing to work with BCC and key stakeholders to ensure a coordinated and consistent approach to cycle planning in the area.
Gateway Bikeway Project: ultimate staging – subject to revision and funding
Stage 1 provides a link on the ultimate GBP alignment along Kingsford Smith Drive, through TradeCoast Central's land and along Terminal Drive to Lamington Avenue. An upgrade to the footpath on Nudgee Road continues the link and connects to the existing cycle lanes on Lancaster Road, Ascot.
The cycle lanes on Lancaster Road currently form part of Brisbane City Council's existing interim Moreton Bay Cycleway (MBC) and provide a pedestrian/cycle link to the Kedron Brook Wetlands bikeway, adjacent to the Toombul Shopping Centre.
The construction of the bridge over Shultz Canal provides cyclists with a link from the airport precinct at Viola Street to the existing Moreton Bay Cycleway.
This section of the bikeway will pass under the ‘old’ Gateway Motorway and Nudgee Road, before crossing Shultz Canal to the MBC.
Stage 1A will also connect to the final alignment of the GBP.
Stage 1 interim works were completed on 27 June 2010.
Stage 1A works are expected to commence in late 2013. Please see the BCC website for more information.