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