The area around the roundabout at the intersection of Lytton Rd, Junction Rd, and Colmslie Rd is terrible for active transport, and EaST BUG would like to see this an intersection upgraded as a matter of priority to make it safer for people walking and cycling. Brisbane City Council’s Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) includes project MOR-RI-001 to upgrade this intersection with an estimated completion date in the 2016-2021 period. Dual-carriageway roundabouts such as this one are highly dangerous and […]

Lytton Road Roundabout

As one of their 2016 election commitments, Council will be providing a major upgrade to the skatepark at Murarrie Recreation Reserve. We think it’s also worth investing in a few improvements in the area to make it easier and safer for people to get to the skatepark on foot, by bike, or on smaller wheels. Although the reserve has good parking, we hope that most of the people using the facility won’t have to rely on a car to get there. Similarly, the […]

Murarrie Recreation Reserve

According to the Brisbane City Plan 2014 bicycle network overlay, there is an intended primary cycle route along the edge of the Brisbane River from Apollo Rd, Bulimba to the Gateway Bridge. (This is shown in dark green in the image below.) However, given the current land use, it is unlikely that such a route will be completed for many years.  In the short term, there is an opportunity to realise the secondary cycle route (shown in pale green) by creating […]

Cycle route from Apollo Road to Gateway Bridge

EaST BUG are concerned about a safety issue for cyclists on Manly Road at Tingalpa. Travelling in the inbound direction, there is a particularly nasty squeeze-point crossing the culvert just after Castlerea St where there is no road shoulder and cyclists are forced to ride in the traffic lane. This is a busy road with a lot of high speed traffic, including heavy vehicles. It has been identified in the Brisbane City Plan as a primary cycle route, and is particularly important […]

Manly Road, Tingalpa

The stretch of Wynnum Rd between Creek Road and Muir St in Cannon Hill has recently been resurfaced and re-marked. There is now a smooth 2.0m wide bike lane in place which is great, except when there are cars parked in it. Unfortunately it is only a clearway between 6-9am and 3-6pm weekdays inbound, and 6-9am and 4-7pm weekdays outbound. Wynnum Rd is a busy road with a speed limit of 70kph, and has been identified on the Brisbane City […]

Parking in bike lanes on Wynnum Road

So not everyone will feel comfortable, even with the new lane
The bike lane on Lytton Rd heading east (towards the Gateway Bridge) from Metroplex Avenue to Queensport Rd has now been marked up. As part of the works, Council also widened the culvert carrying the stream under the road at the lowest point and installed a concrete shared path to allow for creation of an off-road cycle path up the hill in future. Along with the road resurfacing, this has hugely improved what was previously a very uncomfortable section of […]

Lytton Road, Murarrie