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First stage of bikeway upgrade underway

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If you are a cyclist, runner or pedestrian that uses the Bicentennial Bikeway in the city, you will already know that we have commenced upgrade works on a 500-metre section of the bikeway.

Over the next 12 months, the section of bikeway from the Goodwill Bridge to the area behind 1 William Street will be enhanced to include a widened a 3-metre cycleway and 2-metre pedestrian path.

A scenic pedestrian walkway over the Brisbane River and adjacent to the mangroves will also be constructed as part of these works.

Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director Simon Crooks said the upgrade will transform this section of the bikeway and improve safety for all users.

“This part of the bikeway hasn’t been touched since the Riverside Expressway was first built in the early 70s, and back then it wasn’t as widely used as it is today,” he said.

“This section of bikeway will be the first public space that we (the Consortium) deliver as part of Queen’s Wharf Brisbane and is the first phase of more than one kilometre of waterfront that we will upgrade. The upgrades will remove the dangerous pinch points and blind corners, and provide all users with a better, safer experience.”

In the interim, cyclists, runners and pedestrians are being diverted along Gardens Point Road and its adjacent footpath.  Gardens Point Road has been changed to a 20km an hour shared zone for cyclists and motorists. Pedestrians and runners are encouraged to use the footpath, which has been widened for safety, rather than the road.

Destination Brisbane Consortium appreciates everyone’s patience while we undertake these improvement works, and we ask that people follow the signs for the alternative path and be conscious of others and their speed.

If you have any questions or concerns about this work or the diversion, please contact us on qwbenquiries@destinationbrisbane.com.au or phone 1800 104 535.

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