Building and connecting infrastructure to grow participation

People ride on all sorts of infrastructure when they cycle for transport or recreation. We will plan, invest, build and maintain infrastructure that makes it easier and more comfortable for all types of people to ride as an everyday activity.

When making the choice to ride is as simple as using other modes of transport, people are more likely to start riding or to ride more often. Cycling infrastructure should help new riders feel safe and confident about using a bike for transport, and support all riders to feel comfortable on their journey.

We will improve cycling infrastructure across five key action areas

Building connected networks for cycling

We will prioritise, design and construct links that deliver safe, direct and connected cycling networks. Over the next two years we will focus on the following actions.  Over the next two years we will focus on the following priorities.

No.
Actions 2020–2022
1.1
Publish principal cycle network maps for local governments in north west Queensland to guide delivery of the transport network.
1.2
Update Principal Cycle Network Plans to respond to changing demand, land use and emerging opportunities.
1.3
Update Priority Route Maps to reflect current delivery priorities for each Principal Cycle Network Plan.
1.4
Develop an interactive map to support stakeholder engagement during updates to Principal Cycle Network Plans.
1.5
Allocate $47 million between 2019–20 and 2020–21 through the Active Transport Investment Program for delivery of the highest priority routes on the local government-controlled portions of the principal cycle network by providing grants for:
  • design and construction of cycling and supporting infrastructure
  • targeted promotion to boost cycling participation
  • planning to develop a pipeline of high priority projects
1.6
Allocate $60.8 million between 2019–20 and 2020–21 through the Active Transport Investment Program for delivery of the highest priority routes on the state controlled portions of the principal cycle network, including projects for:
  • design and construction of cycling and supporting infrastructure
  • planning to develop a pipeline of high priority projects.
1.7
Allocate $4.22 million between 2019–20 and 2020–21 through the Active Transport Investment Program to rehabilitate and improve existing TMR off-road cycleways and publish technical guidance on cycleway maintenance for general use by road authorities and their contractors.
1.8
Develop and publish an interactive map of cycling infrastructure projects and initiatives funded by the Active Transport Investment Program.
1.9
Analyse the principal cycle network to identify the need for new bridges to support connected and continuous cycle networks and to inform future investment.
1.10
Develop and publish case studies of stakeholder consultation undertaken for projects funded by the Active Transport Investment Program.
1.11
Implement the Selection and design of cycle tracks guideline, in the planning, detailed design and delivery of Priority Development Areas such as:
  • Caloundra South
  • Greater Flagstone
  • Northshore Hamilton
  • Bowen Hills
  • Ripley
1.12
Meet regularly with local governments in South East Queensland to inform future investment in cycling infrastructure and to support working across boundaries.
Physically separating cycleways

We will prioritise building cycleways that are physically separated from motorised traffic. Over the next two years we will focus on the following actions.

No.
Actions 2020–2022
1.13
Deliver training resources and courses in a variety of formats to improve capability in planning, design and operation of cycling infrastructure.
1.14
Improve access to and promote technical guidance to improve capability in planning and designing cycling infrastructure
1.15
Publish new technical guidance, including for grade separated crossings of major roads and treatments to improve safety at driveways for bicycle riders and pedestrians.
1.16
Develop and publish a best practice guideline to support an exceptional bicycle riding and walking experience in TMR-led transit oriented developments.
1.17
Review bicycle parking requirements included in Planning for Safe Transport Infrastructure at Schools guideline to help ensure adequate facilities are provided at schools in Queensland.
1.18
Develop and publish case studies of projects delivered by the Queensland Government that demonstrate innovative, cost effective and fit-for-purpose delivery of cycling infrastructure.
Finding your way

We will make sure signage on our cycle networks is up to date and consistent. Over the next two years we will focus on the following actions.

No.
Actions 2020–2022
1.19
Update focal point maps for the principal cycle network to support accurate and consistent signing of the network.
1.20
Explore opportunities with the private sector to improve smartphone-based wayfinding for Queensland's cycling and walking networks.
Arriving at your destination

We will improve links between cycling and public transport infrastructure and make sure bike facilities are available on key public transport routes. Over the next two years we will focus on the following actions.

No.
Actions 2020–2022
1.21
Develop a bicycle parking strategy in collaboration with key stakeholders to support the planning, delivery and management of appropriately designed bicycle parking across all public transport.
1.22
Provide improved bicycle access and parking in delivery of new or upgraded public transport infrastructure.
1.23
Deliver bicycle parking at stations on the Queensland Rail network to support people to ride a bike as part of their journey.
1.24
Deliver improved access to secure bicycle parking to help people easily transition from their bike to Queensland Rail network.
1.25
Develop a roadmap for integrating access to bicycle parking, including potential to incorporate into the Translink Smart Ticketing project.
1.26
Plan and deliver bicycle access to, and where possible bicycle parking at, Cross River Rail stations.
Integrating cycling in the transport network

We will work with our stakeholders to provide for cycling in planning decisions and new developments to deliver a better integrated, multi-modal transport network. Over the next two years we will focus on the following actions.

No.
Actions 2020–2022
1.27
Review and update the TMR Cycling Infrastructure Policy to ensure it continues to be implemented as intended.
1.28
Implement formal processes to monitor and report on implementation of the TMR Cycling Infrastructure Policy and provide training for staff
1.29
Promote incorporation of Principal Cycle Network Plans in regional and local land use and transport planning to ensure needs of bicycle riders are considered.

Continue exploring our priorities for cycling in Queensland

Measuring progress 

Data will enable us to track our progress in embedding cycling into Queensland’s transport system, culture, communities and economy.

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