Tract Consultants completed pro-bono work for Bicycle Queensland to advocate for a segregated bikeway from “Gabba 2 Goodwill”.
The concept plans and posters, created by Tract, were used to promote the urgent need for this bikeway infrastructure and appeared on TV broadcasts and in other marketing. The plans were endorsed by all local government candidates during a local government election in 2016. Following the election, the successful party has commenced works.
Sadly, this route is one where tragedy has struck. The death of a Danish student visitor to our country at the intersection of Stanley St and Annerley Road in 2014. This proposed facility would have rendered the dangerous unprotected manoeuvre she was attempting redundant.
Research and international best practice clearly points to segregated bikeways as the solution to getting more people cycling safely and more often. The Gabba 2 Goodwill Bikeway Project proposal has identified that an opportunity exists to integrate a segregated bikeway into the existing road reserve to provide a world class facility without the need for high costs, allied to opportunities for an enhanced streetscape and public realm, whilst maintaining traffic functions.
The plans for a separated bikeway also enable further opportunities to enhance the public realm, with the creation of wider footpaths and new planting areas.