As part of the Norman Creek Master Plan, Brisbane City Council are uncovering the parts of the Coorparoo Creek which have been hidden in underground drains for decades. Work is underway to create a park along the creek which we understand will include a shared path linking from Barnes Avenue to Old Cleveland Road. We hope to share drawings of the proposed path as soon as these are available from the project team. For more information about this project, see the […]

Coorparoo Creek Park – Shared Path

The CBD to Carindale commuter bikeway corridor crosses a number of side-streets – including Turbo Drive where it meets Deshon Street at Coorparoo. We are concerned that this will be a conflict zone between commuting riders and vehicles turning in and out of Turbot Drive. Since the bikeway is intended to be a commuter corridor,  people who are commuting by bicycle should not be forced to give way to traffic turning into or exiting from side streets. They should also […]

Bikeway crossing Turbo Drive, Coorparoo

Riders on a main bikeway commuter corridor should have preference over motor vehicle traffic on minor streets such as Longlands St.
According to the Brisbane City Council, the CBD to Carindale commuter corridor aims to “Complete a gap in the eastern commuter cycling network and provide a safe alternative route to Old Cleveland Road”. We should stress upfront that Old Cleveland Road is an arterial route for cyclists for the same reason it is for drivers: it is the most direct way eastbound, it runs between major population blocks, and it is easy to navigate. EaST BUG’s position is that work on the sections of the […]

CBD to Carindale Commuter Bikeway Corridor: Logan Rd to Bennetts ...

Brisbane City Council is preparing a neighbourhood plan for the Coorparoo and Districts area, which includes parts of Coorparoo, Greenslopes, Camp Hill, Holland Park, and Holland Park West. At EaST BUG we see this as an important opportunity to ensure there are excellent cycle linkages within and through the area. Our submission is available here: EaST BUG submission (29 October 2015)

Coorparoo and Districts Neighbourhood Plan

In mid 2015, Council upgraded signage and line marking along Bennetts Road in an effort to improve safety and efficiency for all road users. This included realigning the traffic lanes and centre lines and installing northbound and southbound bicycle lanes along Bennetts Road from near Fryar Street, Cap Hill to Agnew Street, Morningside. Although EaST BUG advocated for separated and protected bicycle lanes in discussions with the Project Team, it was clear that the 2015 project budget only included provision […]

Bennetts Road bike lanes, Norman Park