The Brisbane City Council has unveiled plans for a missing link in Brisbane’s Riverwalk.

The plan will see a six-metre-wide, separated, bi-directional cycling and pedestrian pathway extend the City Reach Boardwalk 176 metres to the Botanic Gardens. This will cut out the bottleneck that occurs at the corner of Alice and Edward Streets.

The Brisbane Times reported deputy mayor Adrian Schrinner as saying the path would complete a missing link in the popular pedestrian and cyclist route between the CBD and South Bank.

“More than 3000 pedestrians and cyclists already use this route every day and many more will make the most of the leisure opportunities our river has to offer with the construction of this new river walk,” he’s quoted in the Times as saying.

The upgrade is part of the Brisbane City Council’s four-year, $100 million path and bikeway program.

The project is designed to complement the previously announced new river-access hub. Both are expected to be completed by late 2019.

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