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Veloway 1, Pacific Motorway


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

The 17 kilometre cycleway will provide a safe and efficient route for people travelling by bicycle.

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

V1 Stage E is currently under construction. See below for more information on this project.


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


Bicycle 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.

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Project info

The V1 project has been divided into 5 stages, with 4 of these stages already complete and in use. The Veloway 1 map shows construction progress of each stage.

Stages A, B, C and D are complete and open for use.

Construction on the $45 million Veloway 1 Stage E project commenced in late September 2018. 

Stage E is the largest single package of works to date and will provide approximately 1.4 kilometres of dedicated cycleway between Birdwood Road, Holland Park West, and Gaza Road, Tarragindi.

Stage E includes three dedicated bicycle bridges over Marshall Road, Sterculia Avenue and Bapaume Road near Gaza Road.

New connections will be built on Bapaume Road, opposite Peronne Road, as well as the Gaza Road and Birdwood Road connections.

Complete and open for use

Stage A – Logan Road (exit 14) to Miles Platting Road
Stage B – Miles Platting Road to Gateway Motorway off-ramp, Eight Mile Plains 
Stage C – Lewisham Street at Greenslopes to Birdwood Road at Holland Park West
Stage D – O’Keefe Street to Lewisham Street 

Construction underway

Stage E – Birdwood Road at Holland Park West to Gaza Road at Tarragindi.

Construction will be completed by mid-2020, weather and site conditions permitting.

Works in Stage E include:

  • site preparation and earthworks
  • installing drainage and retaining walls
  • constructing bicycle bridges over Marshall Road, Sterculia Avenue and Bapaume Road near Gaza Road
  • installing fencing and signage.

TMR will make every effort to keep disruptions to a minimum and apologises for any inconvenience.

Future Veloway sections

TMR is continuously working towards improving the quality and directness of the V1.

Future sections for works include:

  • Lower River Terrace, South Brisbane – planning underway and construction subject to funding. Read more about the Lower River Terrace velobridge project
  • O'Keefe Street, Woolloongabba – detailed design for grade separation underway and construction subject to funding
  • Birdwood Road, Holland Park West
  • Worrell Street, MacGregor – planning underway and construction subject to funding.

Existing cycleways

People riding bikes can continue to use a combination of the completed V1 cycleway and existing shared paths.

Contact details

Phone: 1300 180 573
Post: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Metropolitan Region
PO Box 70
Spring Hill Qld 4004

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Last updated
14 January 2020