National Traffic & Transport Conference Abstracts 2021
North Brisbane Bikeway – Retrofitting a new inner-city arterial
Adam Rogers & Robyn Davies
Department of Transport and Main Roads QLD
This presentation was delivered at the 2021 Online Conference Series and until October 2022 is only available to registered delegates and Content Access Pass holders via Interchange. For information on accessing this and other presentations please review the Content Access Pass options.
The North Brisbane Bikeway is a critical cycle corridor for greater Brisbane, connecting the Brisbane CBD through to Chermside. Stage 4 of the bikeway, to Dickson Street, Wooloowin opened to widespread community support earlier this year, completing TMR's delivery of the first four stages. Delivering a state government project along a local government corridor did not come without its challenges.
There has been significant growth in bike riding mode share in other corridors of Brisbane in response to delivery of long lengths of physically separated, safe bikeways. A gap in cycling infrastructure through the northern suburbs posed the question of how to provide improved infrastructure through highly contested and valuable inner-city land.
TMR worked closely with Brisbane City Council over several years to negotiate complex, innovative design requirements. Community engagement and support from local Bike User Groups was integral to support for the design, ultimately getting the project and its more innovative elements including raised priority crossings across the line.
The latest stage of the bikeway is already displaying impressive increases in bike riding since the opening, showing the benefits of major investment in active transport infrastructure. This presentation will provide a retrospective of how the project was successfully delivered outlining the innovations, challenges faced, and lessons learned along the way.
Adam Rogers | Department of Transport and Main Roads
Adam Rogers is Director (Active Transport) at the Department of Transport and Main Roads in Queensland, a position he has held since 2013. Adam is passionate about making it easier for more people to choose walking and riding their bikes whether for transport, recreation or just for the joy of being physically active. Adam is leading the implementation of the Queensland Cycling Strategy 2017-27 and Queensland Walking Strategy 2019-2029 across Queensland.
Robyn Davies | Department of Transport and Main Roads
Robyn Davies is Manager (Cycling and Walking) with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads Transport Strategy and Planning Branch.
Robyn has worked for 20 years in active and strategic planning roles in state and local governments in Queensland and the UK.
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