By Juliano Oliveira
The River Loop, cycling track connecting Brisbane City to St Lucia, will receive more than 400 new wayfinding signs and pavement markings along its route.
Brisbane City Council will install the signs by November, weather conditions permitting. The 36km River Loop also runs through Milton, Toowong, West End and Dutton Park.
Public and Active Transport Chair Ryan Murphy said active travel increased across the city’s cycling network by 15% at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
“There has been a huge surge in residents riding and walking across the city, particularly since the pandemic struck. These new signs will heighten the experience along with one of the most spectacular cycling routes which has around 37,000 people walking or cycling along with parts of the River Loop each week,” Cr Murphy said.
“Brisbane’s population is increasing and walking, riding, and public transport will become even more essential for getting around efficiently, while also helping our healthy lifestyle and connection with the outdoors,” Cr Murphy said.
Other Council cycling projecting to come online include the new Indooroopilly Riverwalk which will open in 2021.