Brisbane City Council is building five new green bridges across Brisbane to help make it easier for people to move around the city by bike, foot or public transport.
First announced in March 2019, the five new bridges will link Kangaroo Point to Brisbane’s CBD, Toowong to West End, St Lucia to West End as well as new crossings at Breakfast Creek and Bellbowrie.
The bridges are part of the Council’s $519 million investment over the next four years to tackle traffic congestion and improve public and active transport options.
The Kangaroo Point Pedestrian Bridge is the first to be delivered as part of the program and will cater for people who walk and ride.
A preliminary business case found that the new bridge could carry up to 5,300 trips her weekday in 2021, resulting in 300 fewer bus trips and 230 fewer cars using river crossings each day.
Once completed, you’ll be able to hire a CityCycle share bike and ride over the new bridge to commute to work or to connect with other bikeways around the city.
Investing in improving connectivity with safe, connected and convenient pathways for people who ride and walk around Brisbane will deliver lasting, value-for-money benefits for the city.
The council is inviting the local community to have their say and help plan and deliver these projects. The feedback will play a vital role in the final development of the Kangaroo Point Pedestrian Bridge and inform the design of the four remaining bridges.
Community feedback is open until December 6.