By Juliano Oliveira
Brisbane City Council has revealed new designs of the future Kangaroo Point Green Bridge, responsible for connecting the suburb to the city.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the new designs follow community feedback and feature the integration between the bridge with the surrounding active transport network.
“These new designs reveal how to separate walking and active travel routes will be incorporated into this exciting project to ensure the bridge provides faster, safer and more convenient access to the wider active and public transport network,” Cr Schrinner said.
“The Kangaroo Point landing connection will provide pedestrians and active travellers with direct access to the new bridge via a new underpass beneath the Story Bridge from the eastern side of the Kangaroo Point Peninsula, and ongoing travel to and from the eastern suburbs.”
The junction between the bridge with C.T. White Park will be made by a lift, stairs and riverside pathways. A new raised priority crossing will be delivered on Main Street.
“On the city side of the bridge, pedestrians and cyclists will be able to continue their journey along the CityLink cycleway, or follow pedestrian and cycle paths through the City Botanic Gardens to the popular Riverwalk.”
Cr Schrinner said upcoming local information sessions in Kangaroo Point would give residents access to new detailed plans and project experts.
“We’re inviting locals to view the designs of the ongoing walking and cycling connections and chat to the project team at one of the information sessions being held across May and June,” he said.
“The contract to design and construct the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge is set to be awarded in the coming months, with construction due to start later this year, bringing us even closer to getting residents home quicker and safer with less traffic congestion and more travel options.”