Works underway on CityLink Cycleway

RACQ has warned motorists to expect changes to some of Brisbane CBD’s busiest streets, as curbside parking was removed to make way for Brisbane City Council’s CityLink Cycleway trial.

Club spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said parking on one side of Edward and Elizabeth Streets would be removed and a separated two-way bikeway installed as part of the 12-month active transport trial.

“Works on Edward Street started this month and are expected to be complete by mid-February,” Ms Ritchie said.

“The Elizabeth Street works started in November last year and are already complete.

“Motorists can expect changes to traffic lane markings at various intersections, updated signage for curbside parking and upgraded traffic signals to include cyclist movements at intersections.

“While that happens, we’re asking motorists to slow down and take care and be aware of the reduced on-street parking and loading zones in the CBD.”

Ms Ritchie said the CityLink Cycleway would deliver a network of dedicated cycling lanes to encourage more people to ride their bikes in the CBD.

“We’re supportive of this trial, as it will bring safe, separate and connected cycling routes to the heart of Brisbane,” she said.

“With accessible and safe infrastructure we hope more people will feel confident to make the switch from four wheels to two and consider active transport to get in and out of the CBD.

“Only when we have reliable and realistic alternatives for drivers to get out of the car will we see a reduction in our growing congestions levels.”

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