Kangaroo Point Green Bridge Project Update – May 2021
Message from the Lord Mayor
We’re getting on with the job of delivering the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge, which will transform the way people travel between Brisbane’s eastern suburbs and our city centre.
Following consultation on the project’s draft reference design in late 2020, I am now excited to release the designs for new walking and cycling connections to the green bridge.
These new connections will ensure the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge provides faster, safer and more convenient access to the city-wide walking and cycling network, and improved connectivity to public transport services.
The contract to design and construct the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge will be awarded in the coming months, bringing us one step closer to getting you home quicker and safer with less traffic congestion and more travel options.
Construction will start later this year, with completion of the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge expected by late 2023, subject to approvals.
I look forward to continuing to work closely with local residents and stakeholders to deliver this landmark project for Brisbane, making our city an even better place to live, work and relax for generations to come.
Ongoing walking and cycling connections
Council is committed to ensuring the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge provides safe and convenient access to the surrounding active transport network.
Following strong community interest in the bridge’s ongoing pedestrian and cycling connections, Council has reviewed the nearby transport network and facilities to ensure they best serve the community.
Kangaroo point landing
Connections at the Kangaroo Point landing include:
- lift and stair connection from the bridge landing to C.T. White Park and riverside pathways
- a new dedicated walking and cycling connection between Main Street and Deakin Street.
Main Street and Deakin Street connection
This new connection will provide direct, dedicated access for pedestrians and cyclists between the bridge landing at Scott Street and the eastern side of the Kangaroo Point Peninsula, as well as ongoing travel to and from the eastern suburbs.
The design for the Main Street and Deakin Street connection includes:
- a new underpass via the existing Council depot beneath the Story Bridge
- a raised priority crossing from the Scott Street bridge landing across Main Street
- realignment of Deakin Street to provide an upgraded pedestrian path and two-way off-road cycle path
- integration of new pathways with the existing road and path network
- a relocated access driveway to the existing Council depot car park on Main Street.
Safety measures, including a reduced 40 km/h speed zone at both approaches to the raised priority crossing on Main Street, will also be introduced.
Connections at the city centre landing include:
- the CityLink cycleway, which will provide access for cyclists and users of e-mobility devices from the bridge via Edward and Alice Street (currently undergoing a 12-month trial)
- pedestrian and cycle connection to the Botanic Gardens Riverwalk, via the City Botanic Gardens.
The existing ramp connection to the City Reach Boardwalk is proposed to be removed, providing space for an expanded plaza area with river views.
Visit Council’s website at brisbane.qld.gov.au and search for ‘green bridges’
- Phone: 1800 318 166 (during business hours)
- Phone: 07 3403 8888 (after hours)
Originally published by Brisbane City Council in the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge Project Update – May 2021.