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South East Queensland Principal Cycle Network Plan


The South East Queensland Principal Cycle Network Plan guides the development of the cycle network across the region by mapping existing and preferred principal cycle network routes. This plan replaces the 2003 Integrated Regional Cycle Network Plan for south east Queensland.


South east region

  • Cycling 10km each way to work would save 1500kg of greenhouse gas emissions each year.
  • Bicycles offer door-to-door service and are often quicker than cars over short distances up to 5km.
  • For every car trip replaced with a bike ride, the community saves 60c per km.
  • Up to 20 bicycles can be stored in the space required for 1 car.
Metropolitan Region

Project info

A photo of cyclists crossing the Goodwill Bridge in BrisbaneThe purpose of the principal cycle network plan is to identify and guide the delivery of a connected and cohesive cycle network across Queensland. The plan will be used to:

  • plan and construct cycle routes controlled by the State and local councils
  • prioritise and allocate funding for cycle network planning and infrastructure
  • assess development applications to ensure cycle infrastructure is delivered in a consistent manner.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has taken a collaborative approach to develop this plan with a series of workshops held with representatives from state government agencies, local government authorities, and other stakeholders.

Network plan document

A photo of cyclists on a path adjacent to the Brisbband River

An electronic copy of the SEQ Principal Cycle Network Plan is now available or you can download sections of this document below.


Plan text

Separate maps

Text available under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) licence
Last updated
21 June 2016