New bikeway on track

The State’s peak motoring body has welcomed news Brisbane’s newest bikeway was on track for completion.

Brisbane City Council announced 90 percent of the Woolloongabba Bikeway project was now finished, with the final touches soon to be added to the South East Freeway on-ramp on Stanley Street.

RACQ spokesperson Paul Turner said the Club welcomed the project, which would provide cyclists with a 2.5 kilometre protected corridor along Annerley Road and Stanley Street.

“These improvements to cycle infrastructure provide greater separation between those on two wheels and those on four, which reduces the risk of crashes,” Mr Turner said.

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“Overall, it’s good news for those wanting to get around our city because it gives residents a safe alternative to engage in exercise and active transport while reducing traffic demand on these busy roads.”

Mr Turner said drivers should be aware there were still detours in place while final works were completed near the South East Freeway on-ramp.

“We lobbied hard to keep the Stanley Street left turn onto the Pacific Motorway on-ramp, so while it’s good it’ll remain open, it does mean there are still works ongoing in that area,” he said.

“There may still be some delays around the area until the project is finalised, so we’re asking drivers to continue be patient.”