Achievements

We're delivering actions to encourage more cycling more often

actions completed or being finalised

new or updated actions

longer term or ongoing actions

The Queensland Government has been working with local government, bike riders and other organisations in the community to increase cycling take up. Since 2017, we have completed or are finalising 60 of the 63 actions in the Queensland Cycling Action Plan 2017–2019. The three longer-term actions are part of the new Queensland Cycling Action Plan 2020–2022. We will continue to work to make riding for work, school, sport or pleasure easier.


We've completed 24 actions to build and connect infrastructure to grow participation.

The Queensland Government committed $97.4 million for cycling infrastructure over 2017–19. We delivered 89km of new cycleways. 10,400km of Principle Cycle Network has been identified and mapped across Queensland, covering more than 99 per cent of the state’s population.

Infographic showing infrastructure achievements since 2017. 10,400km of principal cycle network mapped serving more than 99% of Queenslanders. 97.4 million committed towards delivery of cycling infrastructure. 89km of new cycling infrastructure built.

Learn more about what we've done to build and connect infrastructure to grow participation in our action summaries:


We've completed 7 actions to improve sharing our roads and public spaces

We trialled reduced speed limits and found that low-cost infrastructure improvements and effective community engagement helps to change driver behaviour and attitudes towards speeding.

Infographic showing 40 new bicycle parking facilities at Queensland Rail stations

Learn more about what we've done to improve sharing our roads and public spaces in our action summaries:


We've completed 8 actions to increase the positive impact of cycling on our economy

We prioritised investment to complete the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, including rehabilitation of the historic Lockyer Creek Bridge, and to investigate new rail trails across Queensland.

Infographic showing 77km of new rail trails have been built.

Learn more about what we've done to increase the positive impact of cycling on our economy in our action summaries:


We've completed 8 actions to improve our use of research and data in our decision making

We partnered with the Queensland academic sector to research opportunities and challenges, and held an innovation challenge to create new ideas for encouraging more people to ride in Queensland. We expanded our collection and sharing of data about bike riding to help us understand who, how, why and where people are riding.

Infographic showing 30 technical reports and guidance documents published

Learn more about what we've done to improve our use of research and data in our action summaries:



The graph shows the percentage of the population of selected regional areas in 2015 that cycle in a typical month. All of the selected regions showed cycling participation rates above the Queensland average of 22.1%, including Mackay at 25.2%, 3.1% above the average, Cairns at 29.7%, 7.6% above the average, and Gladstone at 23.1%, 1% above the Queensland average. Source: Austroads. 2015. National Cycling Participation Survey: Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay. Sydney. Unpublished reports prepared for the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
The graph shows the percentage of the population of selected regional areas in 2015 that cycle in a typical month. All of the selected regions showed cycling participation rates above the Queensland average of 22.1%, including Mackay at 25.2%, 3.1% above the average, Cairns at 29.7%, 7.6% above the average, and Gladstone at 23.1%, 1% above the Queensland average. Source: Austroads. 2015. National Cycling Participation Survey: Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay. Sydney. Unpublished reports prepared for the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
On average, every one dollar invested in cycling infrastructure returns almost five dollars to Queensland in health benefits, reduced traffic congestion and other benefits. Source: Department of Transport and Main Roads. 2016. Queensland Cycle Infrastructure Investment Strategy 2016-26 and Business Case. Brisbane. Unpublished report.

Continue exploring our priorities for cycling in Queensland

Queensland Cycling Strategy suite

Queensland
Cycling Action Plan 2020–2022

Our actions for the next two years

Queensland
State of Cycling Report 2019

Monitoring our progress every two years