Brisbane Cycling Updates

Brisbane Cycling Updates

Postby Lukeyboy » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:30 pm

I had a look but I couldn't find any thread that this would suit so I made this thread.

Anyway. The bikeway through the Clem 7/Airport Link is now open.



My advice. Never run off the footpath. You'll end up being transported to the RBWH. There are large rocks all over the ground with a wire mesh on top.
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And then there is this little gem just further on. I'd hate to make the wrong exit at speed :P
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The bikelane on Adelaide Street has been removed.
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A bike box has also been added to the Roma Street Parklands exit at last instead of the usual small bike lane on the side.
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by BNA » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:59 pm

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Re: Brisbane Cycling Updates

Postby jaffaman » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:59 pm

Thanks for that. Been keen to see this one done.
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Re: Brisbane Cycling Updates

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:08 am

Pretty sure it opened around late January. Haven't had a chance to get out there with the GoPro :P
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Re: Brisbane Cycling Updates

Postby marinmomma » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:16 am

Hi Luke

HAve you got a strava link for the new bike path?
Is that meant to connect the bike path from Roma St parklands through to the KB path?
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Re: Brisbane Cycling Updates

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:53 am

Eventually connect to the Roma Street section of bikeway. Not sure about KB though. Here is the map for when the bikeway is to be finished. http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/~/media/Proje ... waymap.pdf The pathway heading under Bowen Bridge road is completed AFAIK (marked with no entry signs) but the RNA side hasn't been touched yet. It would be interesting to know if some sort of bridge would also be constructed to go over the road and onto the existing bikeway once the legacy works are completed.

http://www.strava.com/activities/114659168
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Re: Brisbane Cycling Updates

Postby AndreB1972 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:55 am

At this stage it doesn't connect to KB. When you get off this new section at the Northern End, around McDonald Rd, you'll need to use the on street maze of BAZ, bike lanes and backstreets to get to KB. I find it fairly quiet and convenient, but members of other forums think it is too busy.
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Re: Brisbane Cycling Updates

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:16 am

YEah I'm the same. I never have any issues riding that section but others do seem to have issues. The only issues I have seen are those begging to be hit by a car.

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Re: Brisbane Cycling Updates

Postby AndreB1972 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:48 am

marinmomma, have a look on Google maps with the cycling layer switch on - I added the new section a few days ago, so it should be published by now.
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Re: Brisbane Cycling Updates

Postby sumgy » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:00 pm

Been open for a good few weeks.
Takes you to the same place that you can get to if you turned right at the fork but takes you longer to get there.
I have tried asking BQ where it is going to go after that but they have been pretty unclear.
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Re: Brisbane Cycling Updates

Postby poohkies » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:37 pm

This looks like a much better wAy to get to work
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Re: Brisbane Cycling Updates

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:48 pm

As I posted earlier regarding the sides of the bikeway. This is what meets you if you happen to run wide.

A pano view of the area
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An overhead view of the rocky landscape. Some with mesh. Some without.
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A pano view underneath the bridge
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A close up of the wire mesh and rocks. I don't know what's worse really.
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A nice close up of the concrete.
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Nice edges for the pathway
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Perspective on the rock sizes. Size 47 shoe.
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Very safe :)
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Re: Brisbane Cycling Updates

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:40 am

Can't see the rocks, blinded by socks!
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Re: Brisbane Cycling Updates

Postby elantra » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:05 am

Lukeyboy wrote:As I posted earlier regarding the sides of the bikeway. This is what meets you if you happen to run wide.
Nice edges for the pathway
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Very safe :)

Excuse the french but what a Rock show.
This would be my gut reaction if i caught whoever thought that was an acceptable landscaping plan.
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Re: Brisbane Cycling Updates

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:51 pm

GeoffInBrisbane wrote:Can't see the rocks, blinded by socks!


I love my sexy yellow socks :P

Some might find this amusing.
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