Almost 70 Super-T girders are being lifted into place for the next stage of Brisbane’s Veloway project, a bike riding route from Eight Mile Plains to the CBD.
It marks a milestone for the $45 million bikeway project, which is expected to create 46 jobs and deliver $225 million in economic benefit for the community.
This stage will include three road overpasses, using the Super-T girders, to reduce the number of intersections bike riders have to navigate.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said once complete, the project would give southside bike riders a 17 kilometre interrupted journey from Eight Mile Plains to the Brisbane CBD.
“This project is about giving commuters more options to get to from A to B, and forms part of our government’s $214 million commitment to dedicated bike infrastructure across Queensland.”
The project will also include the installation of 120 new wayfinding signs from Eight Mile Plains to the city.
Feedback from Queenslanders during the development of the Queensland Cycling Strategy 2017-27, recommended the implementation of the signs.
Member for Greenslopes Joe Kelly said these installations were intended to better connect bike riders with key locations along the Veloway.
“More than 1500 people use the Veloway each day, and this project will encourage more locals to ditch the car and ride their bike to the office, school or local shops.”
A comparison of journey times from the start of the V1 at Holland Park West to QUT Gardens Point found a bike to be the quickest form of transport, at about 17 minutes compared to 24 minutes in a car and 28 minutes on a bus.