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Building and connecting infrastructure to grow participation actions from 2017-2019

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Action area: Building connected networks for cycling

1.1 Review and publish Principal Cycle Network Plans every five years that respond to changing demand, land use and emerging opportunities.

Read Action 1.1 summary - New plans to boost cycling across Queensland

1.2 Review and publish Priority Route Maps every two years to support the Principal Cycle Network Plans and reflect current delivery priorities.

Read Action 1.2 summary - Prioritising delivery of a connected cycle network

1.3 Invest $40 million through the Cycling Infrastructure Program to accelerate delivery of the highest priority routes on the local government-controlled portions of the principal cycle network by providing grants for: 

  • design and construction of cycling and supporting infrastructure
  • delivery of long links with targeted promotion to boost cycling participation
  • planning to develop a pipeline of high priority projects.

Read Action 1.3 summary - Bike riders get a smooth ride from grant funding

1.4 Invest $40 million through the Cycling Infrastructure Program to accelerate delivery of the highest priority routes on the state-controlled portions of the principal cycle network, including projects for:

  • design and construction of cycling and supporting infrastructure
  • development of a pipeline of high priority projects.

Read Action 1.4 summary - Delivering for cycling on the state transport network

1.5 Invest $2.7 million to develop and implement a multi-year program for rehabilitating and extending the life of existing TMR off-road cycleways.

Read Action 1.5 summary - Cycleways get major facelift

1.6 Research innovative funding models to support the delivery of cycling infrastructure and publish the findings.

Read Action 1.6 summary - Research on new ways to fund cycling infrastructure

1.7 Investigate and implement ways to ensure appropriate stakeholder consultation is undertaken for cycling infrastructure projects funded by the Queensland Government.

Read Action 1.7 summary - Engaging stakeholders in planning for cycling infrastructure 

1.8 Implement Technical Note 128, Selection and Design of Cycle Tracks, in the planning, detailed design and delivery of Priority Development Areas, including:

  • Caloundra South
  • Greater Flagstone
  • Northshore Hamilton
  • Bowen Hills.

Read Action 1.8 summary - Innovative cycling infrastructure: an Australian benchmark

Action area: Physically separating cycleways

1.9 Deliver publically available technical training courses across Queensland to improve capability in designing cycling infrastructure, including:

  • Designing for Pedestrians and Cyclists
  • Pedestrian and Cycling Provision for Planners and Managers
  • Separated Cycle Tracks Masterclass.

Read Action 1.9 summary - Upskilling professionals in designing for cycling

1.10 Trial innovative cycling infrastructure to inform the development of technical guidance, including:

  • safety fencing
  • physical separation devices
  • advisory treatments.

Read Action 1.10 summary - Innovative design for cycling infrastructure 

1.11 Publish a series of new technical notes and other guidance, including:

  • retrofit of on-road physical separation devices
  • retrofit intersection treatments
  • pedestrian/bicycle only bridges
  • cycle priority road crossings
  • cycle route planning.

Read Action 1.11 summary - New design guidance to make cycling safer and more appealing

1.12 Publish case studies of projects delivered under the Cycling Infrastructure Program that demonstrate innovative, cost effective and fit-for-purpose infrastructure delivery.

Read Action 1.12 summary - Case studies show the impact and value of cycling infrastructure

1.13 Review Technical Note 128, Selection and Design of Cycle Tracks, to improve cycling design guidance, including dimensions and warrants, for inclusion in future updates of Road Planning and Design Manual

Read Action 1.13 summary - Design manual for cycling updated

Action area: Finding your way

1.14 Publish guidance to support provision of high-quality and consistent cycle network signage and wayfinding for cycle networks across Queensland.

Read Action 1.14 summary - Helping bike riders find their way

1.15 Update focal point maps for the principal cycle network every five years to support accurate and consistent signing of the network.

Read Action 1.15 summary - Supporting consistent wayfinding signage

Action area: Arriving at your destination

1.16 Audit use of secure bicycle compounds at all stations on the Citytrain network to inform provision and management of bicycle storage facilities.

Read Action 1.16 summary - Understanding how bicycle parking is used on the Citytrain network 

1.17 Develop strategy to improve provision, management and optimise use of bicycle facilities at all stations on the Citytrain network.

Read Action 1.17 summary - More bicycle parking at Queensland Rail stations 

1.18  Deliver improved online system for booking secure bicycle parking at all stations on the Citytrain network. 

Read Action 1.18 summary - New online booking system for bicycle parking

1.19 Trial providing charging infrastructure for electric bicycles at select state government buildings and publish findings. 

Read Action 1.19 summary - New guidance for electric bicycle charging stations 

1.20 Undertake a feasibility study into providing charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and bicycles at public transport nodes. 

Read Action 1.20 summary - Research on electric bicycle charging at public transport stops and stations 

Action area: Integrating cycling in the transport network

1.21 Review the Public Transport Infrastructure Manual and other relevant documentation to improve policy, guidance and practice for integrating cycling and public transport.

Read Action 1.21 summary - New guidance for integrating cycling and public transport

1.22 Update the TMR Cycling Infrastructure Policy to better provide for cycling as part of state transport projects on principal cycle routes.

Read Action 1.22 summary - Improving the TMR Cycling Infrastructure Policy implementation

1.23 Monitor and report on implementation of the TMR Cycling Infrastructure Policy.

Read Action 1.23 summary - Reporting on implementation of the TMR Cycling Infrastructure Policy

1.24 Develop tools to support TMR decisions about cycling access on state-controlled roads.

Read Action 1.24 summary - Supporting decisions about bicycle access on main roads

1.25 Support updates to state planning instruments to ensure provision of cycling infrastructure is considered during planning and development decision making processes, such as the making and amending of regional plans and local government planning schemes.

Read Action 1.25 summary - State planning instruments updated to include cycling in decision making

1.26 Incorporate Principal Cycle Network Plans in strategic transport planning such as Regional Transport Plans and regional plans to enable provision of cycling connections, network infrastructure and end-of-trip facilities.

Read Action 1.26 summary - Including cycling in regional transport planning

Last updated 25 August 2023