Council has finalised plans for what it's calling its biggest-ever bikeway project.
The $11 million project was originally announced in 2016 and will run 2.5 kilometres east to west along Stanley Street between Ipswich Road in Woolloongabba and Dock Street in South Brisbane; and 1.4 kilometres north to south along Annerley Road between Stanley Street in Woolloongabba and Gladstone Road in Dutton Park.
The Brisbane Times reports the new project will be revealed today. It’s designed to address a section of road that has seen more than 50 cyclist accidents, including two deaths, in the past eight years.
Public and Active Transport chairman Adrian Schrinner told the Times the permanent bike lanes would be part of the city's largest new bikeway.
“In a Brisbane-first, the project will also include the installation of “floating” bus stops and audible line markings along Annerley Road to help separate motorists from the 700 cyclists who ride along Annerley Road daily,” Schrinner told the paper.
“[It will provide] the 1200 cyclists who use Stanley Street every day with a safer alternative to mingling with motorists.”
In the same report, Bicycle Queensland chief executive Anne Savage called the project “a game-changer for Brisbane drivers and riders.”
Construction on the project is scheduled to commence in mid 2018 and will include a new City Cycle station near the intersection of Annerley Road and Stanley Street.