Brisbane City Council has put out an initial concept plan for its Tennyson Riverside Park project on King Arthur Terrace, part of the popular river ride.
Some concerns have been raised about the carpark and the impact of increased motor traffic on cyclists on King Arthur Terrace. Despite already having considerable traffic calming measures (and offering motorists little in the way of time savings), the section of King Arthur Terrace between Softstone Street and Fairfield Road suffers significantly from rat-running. The new park is likely to mean increased motor traffic, which means decreased safety for the many cyclists that regularly use this section of road. Possible ways to address this could be to block King Arthur Terrace to motor vehicles at the tennis centre (preventing through motor traffic), or provide a high quality, off road bike path as an alternative to the road.
Council is holding a series of information sessions during September, and seeking feedback on the proposal. The best way to provide feedback is via the online survey. Cyclists are encouraged to make sure their voices and concerns are heard, to ensure the best and safest outcome.