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.

No.
Actions 2017-2019
1.1
Review and publish Principal Cycle Network Plans every five years that respond to changing demand, land use, and emerging opportunities.
1.2
Review and publish Priority Route Maps every two years to support the Principal Cycle Network Plans and reflect current delivery priorities.
1.3

Invest $40 million through the Cycling Infrastructure Program to accelerate 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
  • delivery of long links with targeted promotion to boost cycling participation
  • planning to develop a pipeline of high priority projects.
1.4

Invest $40 million through the Cycling Infrastructure Program to accelerate 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
  • development of pipeline of high priority projects
1.5
Invest $2.7 million to develop and implement a multi-year program for rehabilitating and extending the life of existing TMR off-road cycleways.
1.6
Research innovative funding models to support the delivery of cycling infrastructure and publish the findings.
1.7
Investigate and implement ways to ensure appropriate stakeholder consultation is undertaken for cycling infrastructure projects funded by the Queensland Government.
1.8

Implement Technical Note 128, Selection and Design of Cycle Tracks, in the planning, detailed design and delivery of Priority Development Areas, including:

  • Caloundra South
  • Greater Flagstone
  • Northshore Hamilton
  • Bowen Hills.
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 2017-2019
1.9

Deliver publically available technical training courses across Queensland to improve capability in designing cycling infrastructure, including:

  • Designing for Pedestrians and Cyclists
  • Pedestrian and Cycling Provision for Planners and Managers
  • Separated Cycle Tracks Masterclass
1.10

Trial innovative cycling infrastructure to inform the development of technical guidance, including:

  • safety fencing
  • physical separation devices
  • advisory treatments.
1.11

Publish a series of new technical notes and other guidance, including:

  • retrofit of on-road physical separation devices
  • retrofit intersection treatments
  • pedestrian/bicycle only bridges
  • cycle priority road crossings
  • cycle route planning.
1.12
Publish case studies of projects delivered under the Cycling Infrastructure Program that demonstrate innovative, cost effective and fit-for-purpose infrastructure delivery.
1.13
Review Technical Note 128, Selection and Design of Cycle Tracks, to improve cycling design guidance, including dimensions and warrants, for inclusion in future updates of Road Planning and Design Manual.
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 2017-2019
1.14
Publish guidance to support provision of high-quality and consistent cycle network signage and wayfinding for cycle networks across the Queensland.
1.15
Update focal point maps for the principal cycle network every five years to support accurate and consistent signing of the network.
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 2017-2019
1.16
Audit use of secure bicycle compounds at all stations on the Citytrain network to inform provision and management of bicycle storage facilities.
1.17
Develop strategy to improve provision, management and optimise use of bicycle facilities at all stations on the Citytrain network.
1.18
Deliver improved online system for booking secure bicycle parking at all stations on the Citytrain network.
1.19
Trial providing charging infrastructure for electric bicycles at select state government buildings and publish findings.
1.20
Undertake a feasibility study into providing charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and bicycles at public transport nodes
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 2017-2019
1.21
Review the Public Transport Infrastructure Manual and other relevant documentation to improve policy, guidance and practice for integrating cycling and public transport.
1.22
Update the TMR Cycling Infrastructure Policy to better provide for cycling as part of state transport projects on principal cycle routes.
1.23
Monitor and report on implementation of the TMR Cycling Infrastructure Policy.
1.24
Develop tools to support TMR decisions about cycling access on state-controlled roads.
1.25
Support updates to state planning instruments to ensure provision of cycling infrastructure is considered during planning and development decision making processes, such as the making and amending of regional plans and local government planning schemes.
1.26
Incorporate Principal Cycle Network Plans in strategic transport planning such as Regional Transport Plans and regional plans to enable provision of cycling connections, network infrastructure and end-of-trip facilities.

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 2017-2019

Our actions for the next two years

Queensland
State of Cycling Report 2017

Monitoring our progress every two years