New plans to boost cycling across Queensland

Aerial view showing cycle paths alongside roads and public transport
Prioritising investment in connecting paths and other infrastructure

Overview of action
Action 1.1, Queensland Cycling Action Plan 2017–2019
Status: long-term action

Review and publish Principal Cycle Network Plans every 5 years that respond to changing demand, land use and emerging opportunities.

Achievements

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is expanding planning for the principal cycle network across the state as part of the Queensland Cycling Strategy 2017-2027.

Identifying principal cycle routes in local government areas helps to understand the most important routes and missing links for bicycle riding and to prioritise investment in connecting paths and other infrastructure.

In 2018, we developed a plan for principal cycle routes in central west Queensland and the Central West Network Maps are now available following endorsement by Barcaldine, Longreach, Winton, Blackall-Tambo and Boulia Councils.

There are now more than 10,400km of principal cycle network identified throughout Queensland covering more than 99% of the state’s population.

Next steps

We will expand planning for the principal cycle network in collaboration with local governments for communities in north west Queensland. In 2020, we will commence review of the existing Principal Cycle Network Plans, now covering 53 local government areas.

Lead agency

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Find out more

Read more about the principal cycle network.