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Bikeway/pedestrian way near QUT

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:30 pm
by ekib
There is a shared bikeway/pedestrian path that leads from the city to QUT garden point campus and the Goodwill Bridge.
I notice that at some high tides, the Brisbane river splashes water over the bikeway and leaves lots of debris on the path. Does anyone know of any plans for a bikepath that will be higher above the river?

Ekib.

Re: Bikeway/pedestrian way near QUT

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:39 pm
by beauyboy
Yes this bike path can be a problem especially when the river is running above it's normal level during heavy rain.

The path has a special arrangement. The path is owned by the State Government but is maintained by the BCC. To the best of my knowledge there are no plans for it to be upgraded. This is even though the path is very near capacity if not at capacity.

My best suggestion it to call council if there is ever debris on the path that would cause an accident.

Donald

Re: Bikeway/pedestrian way near QUT

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:53 pm
by rhancock
Wouldn't that path have been part of the North Bank redevelopment? I know all the crappy bits under the freeway are. When North Bank got canned, they said they'd do a quick renovation to make it more commuter and tourist friendly.

Have a look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northbank_(Brisbane)
Edit: and here: http://www.dip.qld.gov.au/projects/resi ... -bank.html

Re: Bikeway/pedestrian way near QUT

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:00 pm
by rhancock
The announcement from the state government finishes with this:

The government is now undertaking a safety audit of the area.

The safety audit is assessing the features and conditions of the public spaces with a view to ensuring a safe environment for users including pedestrians, cyclists, City Cat and car park patrons. The safety audit is reviewing safety measures such as improved lighting, security cameras, signage and maps, and fencing and barriers.

Recommendations arising from the safety audit will be available from April 2009.


Anyone seen any sign of a safety audit?

Re: Bikeway/pedestrian way near QUT

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:01 pm
by elantra
this "northbank" stretch of the riverside bike route is dodgy +++

Obviously an upgrade to this area would bee on someone's "radar" because it carries a lot of cyclists and pedestrians.
Yet it is very mickey mouse engineering and basically dangerous for a number of reasons
If my memory serves me correctly this is the part of the bike route where a uni student was bashed up and thrown into the river and almost died a few yrs ago.

I guess the problem is there are so many other big infrastructure projects that an upgrade to this area will probably wait till there is another disaster along here.

That unfortunately is the way things tend to work with with prioritizing politically sensitive projects

Re: Bikeway/pedestrian way near QUT

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:05 am
by beauyboy
I reviewing the actions that the CBD BUG has taken over the last year I found that it was requesting information about the Report.
Accordingly it was advised that the report was completed and would be released.
We are still waiting on the last bit.

Donald

Re: Bikeway/pedestrian way near QUT

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:29 pm
by rhancock
Thanks for checking Donald. I suspect you could be waiting a long time!

Re: Bikeway/pedestrian way near QUT

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:47 am
by ekib
There seems to be construction of some sort next to this section of bike/pedestrian way.
Any ideas what this work is about?

Re: Bikeway/pedestrian way near QUT

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:09 pm
by rhancock
If you mean under the freeway at the QUT car park, there is a long term maintenance plan for the freeway which includes replacing bearings and stuff under the freeway, so they'll be working there for a couple of years.

I did also see some cherry pickers and stuff nearer the North Quay ferry terminal, but I assumed it was just more work on the freeway.

Re: Bikeway/pedestrian way near QUT

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:24 pm
by NMX516
rhancock wrote:If you mean under the freeway at the QUT car park, there is a long term maintenance plan for the freeway which includes replacing bearings and stuff under the freeway, so they'll be working there for a couple of years.

I did also see some cherry pickers and stuff nearer the North Quay ferry terminal, but I assumed it was just more work on the freeway.


Well if it's going to take them that long, hopefully they will put up some permanent fencing instead of the temporary arrangement which was half fallen over, with posts aiming up at passing peds and cyclists last weekend... :roll: