North Brisbane Cycleway Campaign


North Brisbane Cycleway Campaign

It's taking too long for the safe, convenient bicycle connection to Brisbane's north to be completed.  This group is for people who want to lobby for faster action on the northern missing link.

Location: CBD, Spring Hill, Herston, Bowen Hills, Albion, Wooloowin and beyond
Members: 42
Latest Activity: Jun 13, 2017

Discussion Forum

North Brisbane Bikeway Stages 1b, 2, 3, 4 and beyond

Started by StephenW. Last reply by StephenW Jun 13, 2017. 22 Replies

It looks as though the North Brisbane Bikeway may be starting to go north.  TMR updated its web page today (22 May 2015) to announce consultation on the bikeway, with submissions due by 10 June…Continue

Next Northern Cycleway Catchup - Monday, 5 September 2016

Started by StephenW. Last reply by StephenW Sep 1, 2016. 9 Replies

During 2016, we'll continue meeting early on the first Monday of each month (Tuesdays when Monday's a holiday) to discuss issues faced by cyclists who use the Northern Cycleway route.  The next…Continue

The Ekka Ride and Bowen Park (including O'Connell crossing)

Started by StephenW. Last reply by Aaron Ball May 9, 2016. 255 Replies

It will only take about 500 metres of bike path, using an existing tunnel, to provide a key link in the North Brisbane Cycleway.  This discussion is for cyclists to share information on the progress…Continue

Downfall Creek Bikeway

Started by StephenW. Last reply by Taezar Feb 22, 2016. 4 Replies

Random notes, news, observations on the Downfall Creek Bikeway.Continue

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Comment by Aaron Ball on December 5, 2015 at 11:42am

I saw this sign on my way home Thursday.  Looks like the path alongside Gilchrist Tce is getting some lights.

Comment by Chris Hall on December 3, 2015 at 3:33pm

I went to take some photos of Bowen Park this afternoon and got all excited when I saw a lot of orange fences and equipment at the southern end by Gate 6.  Had they started construction of Stage 1A-Section 2? No!!! They were putting Christmas lights in the large Hoop Pine which is so delicate and heritage listed you can't put a bike path near it. Obviously not heritage listed enough that you can't have cables and lights festooned all over it.

Comment by Mitch Bright on July 5, 2015 at 8:39am
Reminder Northern Bikeway Action Group Meeting Monday morning 6/7/15 at 6:30am at Little Corner Cafe, Dickson St. Stephen is away this month,but we will still be counting bikes and discussing all things Northern Bikeway. All welcome.
Comment by Aaron Ball on May 27, 2015 at 7:53am

Thanks BCC.  Last night a woman with her young children in the car came out of the Chalk St slip lane, and then overtook me at the same time as I was turning right onto the Fraser St bridge (and indicating).  She gunned it and ended up on the wrong side of the double lines on Fraser St, cut in front of me (MGIF) and braked hard to save running up the back of another car already stopped on the bridge at the Hudson St stop sign.  Words were spoken.  We both turned left to go north up Hudson St. Still impatient, she overtook me again but luckily the driver coming the other way out of the narrow laneway behind Wooloowin Station had the good sense to come to a dead stop to avoid a head on collision with her.

Madness.  Thanks BCC for designing what is now the worst part of my daily commute. 

Comment by David on May 22, 2015 at 11:45am

I was nearly taken out by a 4X4 on the corner of Bridge Street just by Wooloowin Station.

That looks like an intentional disregard of your space there. That driver had no  reason to cut the corner, he/she is not in a race and the traffic ahead was not moving going anywhere fast.

Comment by Giant Rider on May 22, 2015 at 10:45am

You are probably correct Geoff, but I suspect the police at the Hendra Station are getting fed up with me rolling up all the time with videos of negligent drivers. The issue is really about poor infrastructure.  How many drivers have to be fined before everyone gives cyclists the space they deserve. If BCC/TMR fixed the bike lane (NBB Stage 2) then the problem would go away.

Comment by Geoff Tewierik on May 22, 2015 at 10:32am

You need to go to the local police station for that area and provide them with a copy of that video and ask them to press charges against the driver for infringing on the 1 metre space you are entitled to.

Comment by Giant Rider on May 22, 2015 at 10:09am

Riding back from the City this morning I was nearly taken out by a 4X4 on the corner of Bridge Street just by Wooloowin Station.

It's about time BCC/TMR did something about this green painted strip that does nothing to protect cyclists.  How hard would it be to add a concrete kerb along the outside of the bike lane to keep cars away.

I will be sending a fix-o-gram to BCC and copy the video to Tim Nicholls.

Comment by Manning T on April 20, 2015 at 9:37am
The Ekka ride must be close to opening this week! I went past this morning and they have painted lines and installed some sections of fence, started to do a general site clean too. Another 2 days and they should be done I reckon
Comment by Aaron Ball on March 17, 2015 at 6:16am
Coming home yesterday evening I watched an elderly female pedestrian negotiate this upgrade. She tried to cross the bridge via the northern footpath. She got to the footpath closed sign, and o watched here try to figure out what to do. After looking around she realised there was no other alternative, not even if she retraced her steps. So she was forced to walk the wrong way along the roadway, squeezing past the plastic barriers, while cars came at her around the blind corner. Then she crossed the road and waited on the painted island for a break I. Traffic going the other way. (There was also a cyclist waiti on the same painted Island waitng to go the wrong way down the one way bit in front of the fire station). It occurred to me that the continuation of the footpath and the extra pedestrian crossing that CBD BUG had suggested to the project team, would have aligned perfectly with where this woman was trying to go. Without it, there's no pedestrian route from East to west.

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