Normanby Pedestrian Cycle Link

Normanby Pedestrian Cycle Link

Postby beauyboy » Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:03 pm

I thought I might show case this Project that the Qld Gov is building at the moment, It is most proably the most expensive Bikeway project in Australia . The Link which is on the edge of the CBD is costing $15.8million and is only 400 metres long! This works out to be $37 500 a metre. The link is due to be finished in july.

Here is the link to the Gov page
http://www.transport.qld.gov.au/Home/Pr ... ycle_link/

Here is a link to images of what it should look like in the end(hopefully :P )
http://www.vrspace.com.au/npcl.html

Not bad huh?

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Postby MichaelB » Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:32 pm

I wonder what pollie/councillor/mega important person lives near the start and works near the end of the route ?????
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Postby Mulger bill » Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:32 pm

400 metres of sheep run with bicycle access for $15.8m :shock:

I would have done it for $10m :twisted:
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Postby beauyboy » Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:32 am

Yeah I know it seams alot for what it is. The only good side is it is only taking a year to construct.

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Postby MountGower » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:17 pm

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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:28 pm

Hes done the sheep already

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Postby Mulger bill » Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:10 pm

MountGower wrote:I want to know how they intend keeping farmer Brown's pea brained cows out of the cycle lane?


They wouldn't care anyway, they've got wires hanging out of their head, that makes them somehow special.
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Postby beauyboy » Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:47 am

Well there is no cycle lane, it is shared. I am morew worried about the Pea brained private school children using it taking up the hole path.

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Postby beauyboy » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:34 pm

Ok the link is almost complete. All construction is done and the gardens are being finished.

The link will open under a ceremony on sunday september 30 Free food for everyone that turn up.

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Postby MountGower » Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:27 pm

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Postby Mulger bill » Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:33 am

beauyboy wrote:The link will open under a ceremony on sunday october 30 Free food for everyone that turn up.

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can a coupla dozen riders get together and open it properly :P
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Postby beauyboy » Sat May 17, 2008 10:01 am

AS one of us is about to use this thing on a regular basis I thought I might put up an update on the progress of the useage of the Normanby cycle link. Current stated figures are 500 ped and 250 cycle movements a day. Certainly not a great figure as yet but it's better than nothing.

Oh we better put down the plus 1. :P

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Postby mikesbytes » Sat May 17, 2008 10:46 am

However whenever a path is put in, initially the numbers will be low and then they will build over the next 5 years or so.
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Postby beauyboy » Sat May 17, 2008 10:55 am

the numbers might be higher if there was not so much work on the northside. OH well.

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Postby mich rolling » Sat May 17, 2008 11:41 am

Beauy Boy - where did you get the numbers?

I have seen BCC council minutes discussing investigating purchasing cycle/ped counters (not inductive loops which don't do peds or some carbon bikes) but was not aware that counters have been installed or that any data has been published.
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Postby beauyboy » Sat May 17, 2008 5:33 pm

Well maybe I should not of said released, maybe better of said that is what I have been told. :oops: So i will not say where the numbers came from but they are not to be doubted unless the counted in not functioning properly.

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Postby mich rolling » Sat May 17, 2008 6:30 pm

AhhhhSoooo! Very inscrutable this Lord Mayor Newman.

Builds (some) bicycle infrastructure but won't tell how many use it in case the cyclist are shown to be justified in asking for more (Schnoell Bridge)

State Government - Normandy underpass, Toowong Bridge (started)
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Postby beauyboy » Sat May 17, 2008 8:32 pm

Oh good thanks for the info that the toowong roundabout crossing has begun.
I also can tell you how many movements are happening on the Green Schnoell Bridge. The figures I got last year were 1000 cyclist movements per day.

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Postby mich rolling » Sat May 17, 2008 8:53 pm

Thanks for the info on the Schonell Bridge - 1000/day! I have asked BCC/UQ/QTransport/Translink for that information in the past and have not been given access to it.

Is that about half as much as the Coronation Drive/Riverside bikepath? Interesting that comparison given that some of the Coro users would have switched to the Goodwill as the UQ-City distance via the Goodwill is about half that on the Coro.
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