Poll: Where next for CityCycle?

The second stage of the CityCycle rollout is now well under way, with new stations now open at South Bank, Woolloongabba, Dutton Park, Milton, Auchenflower, Toowong and St Lucia, including key locations such as the Bicentennial Bikeway, the University of Queensland, the new Boggo Road urban village, and the Toowong shopping precinct. That brings the total number of stations to 121, with another 29 stations still to come.

Usage of the scheme is continuing to climb, helped not only by the increasing size of the network but the significant improvements a few months ago and student discounts more recently. Overall, usage is still much lower than similar schemes overseas, but it’s still much cheaper than other forms of public and private transport (for both Council and the individual), and helps get more bikes around Brisbane, making roads safer and the city better for everybody.

The second stage of network construction is due to be finished in March 2012, but enough of it is now in place that it’s worth starting to think about where to go from there. Which other areas could make the most use of CityCycle expanding into them? Are there key locations crying out for a station? Have your say in the poll below, and be sure to leave any further thoughts in the comments.

Where should the next CityCycle expansion be?

  • Kangaroo Point, Woolloongabba & East Brisbane (24%, 13 Votes)
  • More density around Milton, Auchenflower & Toowong (11%, 6 Votes)
  • Newstead, Bowen Hills & Albion (9%, 5 Votes)
  • Spring Hill, Herston & Kelvin Grove (11%, 6 Votes)
  • St Lucia, Fairfield & Annerley (11%, 6 Votes)
  • Bulimba, Hawthorne & Balmoral — with a bridge to New Farm! (20%, 11 Votes)
  • The scheme shouldn't be expanded any further (14%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 55

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7 Responses to Poll: Where next for CityCycle?

  1. D says:

    How about Paddington? Rosalie shops, Paddington Central, Given Terrace, Suncorp Stadium, etc.

  2. Murray says:

    None of the above until there is more cycle infrastructure to encourage people to use the scheme. Such as in the CBD.
    I think there are quite a few people out there who would use it if they felt more comfortable riding in the areas where the stations are. At the moment, most people just don’t feel safe sharing roads with traffic.

  3. paul viner says:

    What about places like Mitchelton train station,its only a 400mtr ride to the start of the Kedron Brooke bikeaway,and then from there you have a huge scope of where one could investigate on bicycle.If cycling tourists want to see Brisbane by bike then using the complete Translink network should be included in the rollout of new sations.And yes i know its called City Cycle but maybe thats part of the problem,people only think of it as a CBD installation.

  4. Paul R says:

    I’d like to see CityCycle become an option for mixed mode transport. Having CityCycle stations at train stations and at radial locations near to
    the station could help introduce people to cycling an get cars off the road. For example, many people drive to Indooroopilly station, to the extent that parking is a problem. There is also the shopping centre nearby. A CityCycle station at the shops and at the train station could form the hub of a local network.

  5. A says:

    What about Hawken Drive shops St Lucia?… packed with students from dawn till dusk & limited parking…. has the potential to be the No.1 City Cycle spot

  6. Marco says:

    I find King George easier to get to from my route on the north (but agree it is more cveeoninnt for those coming from south/west) it was a pain to go across town through the construction areas. Numbers did seem down was that a promotion thing? The BUG stall position could have been better but I’m pleased they considered us. I feel it was more shady with the buildings blocking he sun. Bike parking as always at a premium.

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