Case study: Integrating active transport: Gateway Upgrade North

Cycle path alongside the Gateway motorway.
The Gateway Upgrade North—a $1.1 billion project to widen the Gateway Motorway—is an example of how TMR’s Cycling Infrastructure Policy is successfully shaping an integrated cycling network.

The Gateway Upgrade North—a $1.1 billion project to widen the Gateway Motorway—is an example of how TMR’s Cycling Infrastructure Policy is successfully shaping an integrated cycling network. 

The policy requires any new state transport project along a principal cycle route to provide appropriate cycling infrastructure such as dedicated space for an off-road bike path. 

The Gateway Upgrade North project included more than 15km of new and upgraded cycling infrastructure, including links to local networks. 

New infrastructure includes a 3.5-metre wide off-road shared path that separates bike riders and pedestrians from the motorway, as well as rest areas and water stations.

Other notable state transport projects delivering dedicated space for cycling include the Mackay-Slade Point Road bridge upgrade in Mackay and the Smithfield Bypass in Cairns.

To find out more about state transport projects, go to:
https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Projects