Veloway 1: Lower River Terrace Velobridge

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. The velobridge at Lower River Terrace is in planning.

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. 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.

Read more about the Veloway 1.

Benefits

  • Better active transport
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves safety
  • Reduces travel time
  • Improves ride quality

Key features

The V1 connects Lower River Terrace at South Brisbane and continues through to the Gateway Motorway off-ramp at Eight Mile Plains. The 17-kilometre bikeway will provide a safe and efficient route for people riding bikes. Upgrades to the V1 are progressing in stages to remove multiple road crossings and to improve safety where on-road crossings still exist. 

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).

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.

Funding

Total investment
$1.6 million
Queensland Government
$1.6 million

Current status

We are currently in the planning stage for this project. 

We are engaging with key stakeholders and residents to ensure opportunities for feedback during the planning phase.