Including cycling in regional transport planning

Two cyclists on a a bike path in regional Queensland
Transport planning to ensure needs of bicycle riders are considered in regional areas.

Action overview

Action 1.26, Queensland Cycling Action Plan 2017–2019
Status: complete

Incorporate Principal Cycle Network Plans in strategic transport planning for regions and sub-regions to enable provision of cycling connections, network infrastructure and end-of-trip facilities.

Achievements

Incorporating cycle networks in the Regional Transport Plans is key for making sure current and future planning considers the needs of people riding bikes.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has incorporated the Principal Cycle Network Plans into the Regional Transport Plans that will guide the planning of an efficient and responsive transport system in Queensland over the next 15 years.

We have worked with the Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation to incorporate the South East Queensland Principal Cycle Network Plan into the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017, also known as Shaping SEQ.

We continue to improve access to the Principal Cycle Network Plans to support practitioners to consider the needs of bicycle riders. In 2017, we released mapping for the principal cycle network on Queensland Globe, an online interactive map that provides users with access to hundreds of spatial data layers.

Next steps

We will continue to promote incorporation of Principal Cycle Network Plans in regional and local land use and transport planning to ensure needs of bicycle riders are considered.

Lead agency

Department of Transport and Main Roads

More information

Read more about the Regional Transport Plans