Brisbane has an extensive and growing network of bikeways funded by significant contributions by State and Local Government, which has led to the improvement of existing and installation of new infrastructure, such as:
- Green bridges: Goodwill, Kurilpa, Eleanor Schonell, Moggill Road Overpass, Toowong Overpass;
- CycleTracks in new Queensland developments: Hamilton Northshore, Bowen Hills;
- New Bikeways: Woolloongabba, Veloway 1 Corridor;
- Bikeway Upgrades: Bicentennial, North Brisbane; and
- End of Trip Facilities: Cycle2City (King George Square), Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital, Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland, Brisbane CBD Offices (e.g. Queensland Government).
ICSC2019 technical tours will include visits to most of this infrastructure to enable delegates to gain an understanding of their design, planning, cost, installation and evaluation.
- Bicycles (delegates can use their own bikes, if preferred)
- Helmets (helmets must be worn when cycling in Queensland)
- Morning tea or afternoon tea, as listed the program
- Commentary by relevant stakeholders
- Stops en route at various points of interest
Where there are no specific bicycle facilities, participants will not ride along main roads as indicated by Google Maps, but will instead cycle along shared footpaths adjacent to the roads.
Please note, only QUT employees will be covered by QUT insurance during the technical tours. All other delegates must arrange personal travel insurance to cover bicycle activities prior to commencing the tours.
8km return, flat
A commuter route, this enables cyclists from Brisbane’s south eastern suburbs access to Brisbane’s CBD via either Goodwill Bridge to arrive at QUT’s Gardens Point Campus to connect with other bikeways, or Kurilpa Bridge to arrive at the Cycle2City End of Trip Facility.
Following cyclist fatalities and injuries, the newly installed Woolloongabba Bikeway will provide a safe corridor for cyclists travelling in both directions along busy Stanley Street and Annerley Road.
11.8km one way, 23.6km return, mostly flat
A recreational route following the path of Brisbane’s former submariners along the Brisbane River, past iconic refurbished sites such as Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane Powerhouse, Woolstore and Newstead House. Cycle along original shared paths through the CBD to the newly installed Kingsford Smith Drive Bikeway, connecting the revitalised suburb of Hamilton to the City. Return via a relaxing CityCat, or cycle – the choice is yours.
13km return, mostly flat
A popular commuting and recreational route, the Bicentennial Bikeway connects Brisbane CBD with Toowong and the western suburbs. The majority of the Bikeway offers cyclists safe segregation from pedestrians and other mobility users. Connectivity with older shared paths and the crossing of busy Coronation Drive to connect with inner Brisbane suburbs such as Milton and Paddington, will be discussed. The tour will return via the Go Between Bridge and continue along the shared pathway along South Bank Parklands.
Connecting the Infrastructure
19.8km, some hills, some road riding, experienced riders only
Used by a mix of commuters and recreational cyclists, this route will enable the opportunity to experience old, refurbished and new bikeways, their interconnectivity with old and new bridges, and their interactions with existing road infrastructure.