Outstanding issues

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We recently received notification from Council with a preliminary design for a new section of the Moreton Bay Cycleway from Elanora Park to Export Street, travelling along Wynnum North Road, Wynnum, and Pritchard Street, Lytton. Stages 1 and 2, which are due to commence shortly, will involve an off-road shared path (1) along Wynnum North Road, from Elanora Park to the roundabout at Pritchard St and (2) along the northern side of Pritchard St from the existing off-road bikeway near […]

Pritchard Street Lytton

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

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

The bridge across Perrin Creek is single-lane in each direction, with no shoulder
At EaST BUG we are concerned for the safety of cyclists crossing the Perrin Creek Bridge on Lytton Road at Morningside. Although Lytton Road is nominally a primary cycle route, in reality it is of very poor quality, and we consider this is the worst section of the route. Lytton Road is busy at all times, carrying a high volume of heavy vehicle traffic. The bridge across Perrin Creek is quite narrow, with a single lane in each direction, and absolutely no shoulder. There is […]

Perrin Creek Bridge

EaST BUG calls on the Brisbane City Council to upgrade Lytton Rd between Thynne Rd, Morningside and Oxford St Bulimba, noting that: Current cycle lanes are not protected and are adjacent to the traffic stream; Lytton Rd has been identified as a primary cycle route in the Brisbane City Plan 2014; Cycling provisions on some sections of this route are limited to BAZ (Bicycle Awareness Zones) markings which have proven ineffective in providing protection for cyclists and do nothing to […]

Safety of Lytton Road from Thynne Rd, Morningside to Oxford ...

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