Council bikeway status update

Brisbane City Council has provided a map (PDF, 4.0 MB) and the following information about the state of the bikeway network.

Bikeway state map (PNG, 1.4 MB)

A significant number of Brisbane’s bikeway and shared pathways located along the Brisbane River and tributaries have been affected by the recent flood event.

A number of these pathways have either been damaged by the floods on may continue to experience flooding over the next 1 to 2 weeks.

The majority of bikeway affected are in the inner city area between Teneriffe and Toowong and south to Indooroopilly, Oxley and Jindalee.

Council is undertaking cleaning and minor repairs to the bikeway network in order to restore services as soon as possible.

Council’s priorities are:

  • remove debris and inspect bikeway safety
  • maintain closure of bike paths damaged or liked to experience further inundation
  • restore commuter pedestrian and cycle access to the CBD and other employment areas
  • provide for safe access to schools prior to commencement of the new school term
  • restore recreational pathways.

Extreme care should be taken in using bikeways and shared pathways along the river front. Pathways may be subject to periodic inundation or have debris or minor damage that may cause accidents.

Where bikeways are closed, please do not access or use the bikeway. Closed sections may be subject to ongoing flooding or have major debris or damage. Use of these bikeways or removal of Council barriers may endanger the community.

Damaged or blocked pathways can be reported to Brisbane City Council via Council’s Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888. This will enable Council’s maintenance teams to be advised and appropriate remedial work or cleaning undertaken.

Council is undertaking a visual inspection of all flood effected bikeways today, 18 January 2011. Daily updated information will be provided on the status of effected bikeways and suggested alternative cycle routes.

Key permanent and temporary closures in the inner city area are shown in the attached Figure and include:

  • Major damage

    The Riverwalk Floating Bikeway between New Farm and the CBD has been broken up and washed away from its mooring. Replacement of this structure will be a major project. Council will be identifying and signposting alternative routes for pedestrians and cyclists and reviewing options for the long term provisions of cycle links between New Farm, Fortitude Valley and the CBD.

  • Temporary and periodic closures – 1 to 2 Weeks

    The following bikeways are likely to be either closed full time or intermittingly over the next two weeks due to the potential recurrent flooding or requirements to undertake structural assessments;

    • Bicentennial Bikeway – Toowong to Victoria Bridge
    • Northbank Bikeway – Victoria Bridge to Goodwill Bridge
    • City Botanic Gardens
    • City Reach Boardwalk
    • Cultural Centre Boardwalk, Southbank Promenade
    • Kangaroo Point Bikeway – Lower River Terrace
  • Inspections will be undertaken on Tuesday 18 January 2011 of bikeways upstream of Toowong to access potential closures. These include bikeways around St Lucia, Indooroopilly, Tennyson, Fairfield, Chelmer, Oxley and Jindalee.

Council is currently developing suggested detour routes for bikeways likely to continue to be closed over the next 1-2 weeks and beyond. Maps indicating suggested routes will be issued by 19 January 2011.

For further information please contact:

  • Lindsay Enright, Senior Program Officer, Active Transport, Brisbane City Council on 3403 5012
  • John Lee, Program Officer, Active Transport, Brisbane City Council on 3403 9724

Major Bikeways/pathways suffering significant damage, likely to be effected for more than 1 week with closures and detours or continued flood/tide risk

Bikeway/Pathway Name Current Status Pedestrian and Cycle Diversions
Bicentennial Bikeway
(Toowong – Victoria Bridge)
Full closure. Remains flooded at high tide. Safety inspection of pathway required. Yes. Under Development – Priority
(Victoria Bridge – Goodwill Bridge)
Potential for full closure to be determined. Remains flooded at high tide. Debris on bikeway Yes. Under Development
City Botanic Gardens
(Goodwill Bridge – City Reach Boardwalk/Stamford Hotel)
To be inspected 18/01/11 Yes. Via Botanical Gardens and QUT Campus
City Reach Boardwalk
(City Botanic Gardens – Howard Smith Wharves)
To be inspected 18/01/11 Yes. Under Development
Riverwalk New Farm
(New Farm Park – Howard Smith Wharves)
The Riverwalk floating walkway has been washed away by flood waters. This section of the bikeway will not be available for a significant period. Yes. Under Development – Priority
Cultural Centre Boardwalk
(Kurilpa Bridge – Victoria Bridge)
Potential full or partial closure. Remains flooded at high tides. Yes. Grey Street
Kangaroo Point Bikeway
(Captain Burke Bridge – Captain Burke Park)
To be inspected 18/01/11 Yes. Under Development
Southbank & Southbank Promenade
(Goodwill Bridge to Victoria Bridge)
Closed until further notice.
Can be flooded at high tide. Remedial works being undertaken within Southbank.
Under review – use Grey Street

Other Major Bikeways/pathways inundated by flood event

Bikeway/Pathway Name Current Status
Brisbane Inner City
Riverwalk West End (Orleigh Street – Kurilpa Bridge) To be inspected 18.01.2011
Eleanor Schonell Bridge (TJ Memorial Drive, Dutton Park) To be inspected 18.01.2011
Go Between Bridge To be inspected 18.01.2011
Kurilpa Bridge To be inspected18.01.2011
Perrin Park Bikeway, Toowong To be inspected 18.01.2011
Riverwalk (Teneriffe / Newstead) To be inspected 18.01.2011
Riverwalk (Bulimba) To be inspected 18.01.2011
University Queensland (Sir William Macgregor Drive) To be inspected 18.01.2011
Brisbane Northern suburbs
Kedron Brook Bikeway To be inspected 18.01.2011
Bridge connecting Stafford City to bikeway damaged – route closed
Schulz Canal / Jim Soorley Bikeway, (Nudgee) To be inspected 18.01.2011
Enoggera Creek Bikeway (Herston) To be inspected 18.01.2011
Brisbane Southern suburbs
Brisbane Corso (Yeronga) To be inspected 18.01.2011
Norman Creek Bikeway (Norman Park) To be inspected 18.01.2011
Bikeway through Vectis Street Park under water.
Chelmer/Graceville Riverside Bikeway To be inspected 18.01.2011
Yeronga-Moorooka Bikeway To be inspected 18.01.2011
Tennyson Bikeway (Tennyson) To be inspected 18.01.2011
Jindalee Bikeway To be inspected 18.01.2011
Edenbrooke Bikeway (Seventeen Mile Rocks) To be inspected 18.01.2011
Bulimba Creek Bikeway (Murarrie) To be inspected 18.01.2011
Centenary Highway Bikeway To be inspected18.01.2011
Tarragindi Bikeway To be inspected 18.01.2011
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