Dawson Highway, Glenlyon Street to Harvey Road, design cycling facilities

A planning project is underway to help make bike riding and walking an easy, convenient and enjoyable way to travel around western Gladstone.

The key focus of the project is to deliver the design of new designated on and off-road cycleways including shared pedestrian pathways along the Dawson Highway between Glenlyon Street and Harvey Road in west Gladstone. 

The Dawson Highway (Gladstone-Biloela) is a regional road linking the greater Gladstone area with the CBD and Gladstone Port area. The road also connects to sporting grounds, school and major shopping precincts. 

Currently there are limited bike and pedestrian pathways along this link connecting the community to the various commercial and recreational facilities. The project will include staging options and strategic costs of new bike riding and pedestrian infrastructure to improve connectivity and support active transport. 

To help guide the development of the planning, community feedback was invited from 10 May 2021 to 24 June 2021. 

Anyone with an interest in this project was asked to share their thoughts, experiences using the related roads, and what is most important to them about the local area and bike riding infrastructure. 

The information gathered will inform the final design and prioritise locations for potential new infrastructure.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Better road access
  • Better active transport
  • Improves ride quality
  • Accessibility
  • Contributes to regional growth

Key features

  • Improves safety for bike riders, pedestrians and drivers by providing clearly defined operating spaces to reduce possible conflicts.
  • Improves active transport links with local businesses, schools and recreational areas in and around western Gladstone. 
  • Provides clearly defined spaces for bike riders and pedestrians on and off-road. 
  • Improves freight efficiency and heavy vehicle movements by reducing on-road bike riding traffic. 
  • Ensures the existing and future cycle network provides a high degree of connectivity. 
  • Encourages bike riding and walking by providing improved facilities with flow-on effects including environmental, social and economic benefits.  
 

Funding

Investment ID 803883

Total investment
$2.05 million
Queensland Government
$2.05 million

Current status

The project is in the planning phase. Online community engagement closed 24 June 2021. 

The end product of this phase is a package of work for construction and planning for a staged approach to construct from Glenlyon Street to Harvey Road. Planning is expected to be finalised in December 2021.

We appreciate all feedback provided. Each item has been recorded and is being used to inform the project's planning.

Project map

Project map

Active transport information 

TMR encourages active transport as part of an integrated land use and transport system for Queensland. Active transport incorporates bike riding, walking and other physically active ways of traveling that can be done alone or combined with public transport.

The Queensland Cycling Strategy 2017-2027 sets the strategic direction for cycling in Queensland over the next 10 years with 5 priorities outlined:

  1. Building and connecting infrastructure to grow participation
  2. Encouraging more people to ride
  3. Sharing our roads and public spaces
  4. Powering the economy
  5. Using research and data in decision making.

Principal Cycle Network Plans (PCNP) show core routes needed to get more people cycling more often. Routes shown are indicative and exist to guide further planning. The plans are intended to support, guide and inform the planning, design and construction of the transport network.

The PCNP and Priority Route Maps reflect a 'one network' approach to cycle planning and have been endorsed by all relevant local governments and also by TMR.

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