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Veloway 1 Lower River Terrace velobridge

Overview:

Artists impression of the velobridge at Lower River Terrace

 

The Veloway 1 (V1) is a dedicated bikeway designed to connect people riding bikes between Lower River Terrace, South Brisbane and Eight Mile Plains, adjacent to the Pacific Motorway.

Upgrades to the V1 are progressing in stages to remove multiple road crossings and to improve safety where on-road crossings still exist.

V1 Stage E is currently under construction. V1 velobridge at Lower River Terrace is in planning. 

Location:

The V1 connects to South Bank at Lower River Terrace at South Brisbane and continues through to the Gateway Motorway off-ramp at Eight Mile Plains.

The proposed velobridge will be located on the V1 at Lower River Terrace, in South Brisbane. 


Benefits:

Bike riding is not just an everyday transport option – it has significant benefits for health, the environment and tourism. High-quality dedicated bikeways encourage and enable more bicycle riding, more often.

Separated facilities reduce the need for interaction between motorists and people riding bikes. This improves the safety, comfort, amenity and travel time for everyone.

The V1 provides improved active travel connectivity to local bicycle networks, hospitals, shopping centres, education facilities and public transport hubs.

A new connection from Lower River Terrace will enable bike riders to avoid crossing vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Lower River Terrace and having to traverse a steep, winding and narrow section of the Veloway 1.

 
Funding:

The Queensland Government has committed about $1.6 million towards the planning of a velobridge at Lower River Terrace, South Brisbane.

Funding for future project stages, including further planning studies, design and construction are dependent on competing statewide funding priorities.

 

Project info

The Queensland Government is working toward providing a cycle network that is complete, connected and integrated with other transport modes as outlined in the Queensland Cycling Strategy. In line with the strategy, TMR has committed to delivering the Veloway 1 (V1).

The V1 is a dedicated bikeway designed to connect Lower River Terrace, South Brisbane to Eight Mile Plains, adjacent to the Pacific Motorway. The 17-kilometre bikeway will provide a safe and efficient route for people riding bikes.

The V1 is being delivered in stages (with Stages A, B, C and D complete and in use) to provide a dedicated, high quality commuter bike riding facility. Stage E is currently in construction and is expected to be complete in mid-2020. The V1 map shows construction progress of each stage.

Planning and design will be initiated in the 2019-20 financial year for a velobridge at Lower River Terrace, South Brisbane to connect the existing Kangaroo Point Bikeway to existing V1 infrastructure.

The site is in a prominent location, bounded by the Captain Cook Bridge (Riverside Expressway), the Brisbane River, with apartment buildings on the south side of Lower River Terrace. Brisbane City Council's Kangaroo Point Bikeway and footpaths run within the narrow parkland between Lower River Terrace and the Brisbane River.

TMR will be engaging the community during planning and work with key stakeholders, and residents to ensure opportunities for feedback during the planning phase. You can find the latest fact sheet here.

Get involved

Have your say on the proposed velobridge

For more information or to provide feedback about the project, contact us:

by phone: (07) 3066 4338 during business hours (call charges may apply. Check with your service provider for call costs). 
by email: v1@tmr.qld.gov.au

 
Last updated
31 January 2020