Poll: Where should Brisbane’s next ped/cycle bridge be?

With today’s promise by ALP lord mayoral candidate Ray Smith of $2 million to investigate a new pedestrian/cycle bridge, a key question is where the new bridge should go.

The options identified in Mr Smith’s policy are:

  1. Toowong to West End
  2. Norman Park to New Farm
  3. CBD to Kangaroo Point
  4. Kangaroo Point to New Farm

Another frequently proposed option (left out of the new policy) is a bridge from Newstead to Bulimba, and another that’s come up a few times is Bulimba to Hamilton.

So, where do you think the next pedestrian/cycle bridge should go? Choose from one of the options below, or add your own suggestions (and/or reasons) in the comments.

Where should Brisbane's next ped/cycle bridge be?

  • CBD to Kangaroo Point (5%, 5 Votes)
  • Kangaroo Point to New Farm (5%, 5 Votes)
  • New Farm to Norman Park (25%, 25 Votes)
  • Newstead to Bulimba (30%, 30 Votes)
  • Bulimba to Hamilton (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Toowong to West End (31%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 99

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Update: we left out the Bulimba to Hamilton option when we first posted this, so the others have a bit of a head start.

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11 Responses to Poll: Where should Brisbane’s next ped/cycle bridge be?

  1. David says:

    What about Bulimba to Teneriffe?

  2. David says:

    Oh dear. I wish I could go back in time and not have posted that earlier comment. I’m not sure how I missed the rather obvious option of “Newstead to Bulimba”!

    • There are a few variations on the theme — New Farm to Hawthorne is another, but we didn’t want to split the vote any more than we already have between Newstead to Bulimba and New Farm to Norman Park.

      But you did remind us that we forgot to list Bulimba to Hamilton, so that’s now a late entrant — thanks! :-)

  3. michael says:

    Need to city cycle between Scratch bar and Archive.

  4. Paul French says:

    My personal view is the next green bridges (cyclists and peds only) need to cater for residents living further out who currently tend to have further to travel, and who are less affluent than inner city dwellers and therefore more affected by Brisbane’s (and Qld’s) high transport costs relative to other parts of Australia.

    In response to any suggestions that additional green bridges can’t be afforded at this time – I say we can’t afford to not get on with providing these long overdue connections.

  5. Peter Whittle says:

    Did Ray Smith ever clarify his position on CityCycles? He was going to dump them, wasn’t he? Until he explains himself on this, how can we accept any promise he makes in regard to cycling facilities? I’d much rather see vote-buying come from principle, not opportunism, and he’s shot himself in the foot. His ALP colleagues who were going to dump CCs in the state election all got dumped themselves, bar Ms Palaczksx. So, whence Ray Smith’s 180? Why shouldn’t his campaign go the way of the state parliamentary party?

  6. Chris says:

    Do we need more bridges? Is it that big a deal to ride from Toowong to Milton to get across the Go Between and down to West End? Of the options, a crossing at Bulimba makes most sense to limit the need to come in to the city via Wynnum Road, but I’d rather see money spent on improving connections between major bike ways and retail/business hubs and actually investing in decent bike infrastructure, not pathetic green paint that goes around on street parking, leaving us riding in the door zone like Sylvan Road.

  7. Darren says:

    Isn’t there already half a dozen bridges within a few kilometers that you can cross with your bike in the CBD?

    Why not spend the money on some decent cycle arterial lanes that reach further out into the suburbs than the last few km of my commute similar to London’s Cycle Superhighways. I seem to fight traffic for 90% of my journey before I hit the inner city bike infrastructure.

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