By Juliano Oliveira
The CityLink Cycleway connection between the Brisbane CBD and South Bank is complete and set for a 12-month trial.
Cyclists and scooter riders are being encouraged to ride along the path and leave their thoughts on the Brisbane City Council website.
There are now separated routes across Elizabeth, Edward and William streets, with connections to South Brisbane via the Victoria Bridge.
Public and Active Transport Chair Ryan Murphy said residents have now a safer option to ride across the city, which also will reduce the number of vehicles in the area.
“The connections the CityLink Cycleway provides will improve accessibility to places of work and facilities such as shopping precincts and parks in Brisbane’s city centre, which will create a flow-on effect for businesses and workplaces too,” Mr Murphy said.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the initiative aims to encourage more people to ride to work or shop in the CBD.
“We know more people choose to ride when you give them safer options to travel that last mile or kilometre in the CBD,” Mr Bailey said.
“New bikeways are being built across Brisbane as part of major roads upgrades like the Ipswich Motorway and Eastern Transitway, which will join recently opened bikeways like the Veloway and Gateway Arterial North bikeway.
“Through the Active Transport Advisory Committee, the state government and city council now regularly meet with cycling and walking groups from across the city and work together on initiatives that can improve safety and encourage more people to ride bikes and walk.
The CityLink Cycleway is a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government.