The Bicentennial Bikeway, under the Riverside Expressway, is used by a large number of cyclists and pedestrians.
In 2016 the developer, Destination Brisbane Consortium conducted cycle and pedestrian counts for the number of users along the path to gauge the peak and non-peak times.
The Bicentennial Bikeway will remain open during the excavation and shoring phase. However, during the construction period, DBC and its contractors are required to maintain the function of the Bikeway, facilitating for safe construction activities near or across the bikeway.
When upgrades are being made to the bikeway, the route for cyclists and pedestrians may change or be diverted depending on construction works throughout the six-year build.
From 16 July 2018, for a little over 12 months, a 500m section of the bikeway will be temporary closed between the Goodwill Bridge and the area behind 1 William Street. During this period the bikeway will be transformed to include a 3-metre-wide separated bikeway, with improved lines of sight and the removal of dangerous pinch points, an adjoining 2-metre-wide pedestrian path and a dedicated Mangrove Walk for pedestrians.
During the temporary closure, Bicentennial Bikeway users will be diverted along Gardens Point Road to connect between the Goodwill Bridge and Bicentennial Bikeway near Margaret Street. Increased safety measures have been incorporated including widened shared pathways, tapered corners for better line of sight, convex mirrors where vehicles exit car parks and clear share pathway signage. More information is available on the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane website’s Bikeway Upgrade Fact Sheet.
Public notification for this temporary diversion began in early May 2018 through extensive signage in the affected section of the bikeway, community consultation with near neighbours; consultation with cycle groups and their members, construction notices and a social media campaign across several platforms.
Traffic controllers assist with the safe management of route changes when necessary.
Upon opening, Queen's Wharf Brisbane will provide high quality end of trip facilities for staff, residents and visitors to the precinct.
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