Pedestrian and cycling safety

Bike-friendly suburbs can reduce congestion, traffic noise and air pollution, simultaneously improving their walkability and local commerce. But for this to happen, cycling needs to become safer in our city. And that means we need more barrier-separated bike lanes.

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Understanding Divergent Approaches to Sustainable Transport Infrastructure

In a city like Brisbane, whether we’re talking about improving public transport services, or improving paths and intersections to make walking and riding safer and easier, there are basically two a...

Are Controversial Road Safety Protests Helpful?

The recent use of die-ins and other temporary blockades to raise concerns about pedestrian and cycling safety has raised legitimate questions about whether this is a constructive and useful tactic....

Draft Plans released for Dock St Bike Link

Council has released further info about what it's referring to as the 'Kangaroo Point Bikeway Project'. I think the title is a bit misleading, because the project actually falls within the suburb o...

Proposed New Residential Parking Permit Scheme in West End-Highgate Hill

West End/Highgate Hill Resident Parking Permit Scheme Update 5 February, 2019 After sustained pressure from my office, council has finally agreed to release the draft map of the proposed new park...

Why Brisbane residents should maintain a healthy scepticism towards Urban Renewal Strategies and Neighbourhood Plans

Neighbourhood plans and urban renewal strategies are major catalysts for change. Usually, such documents include a lot of positive elements that the vast majority of residents and local businesses ...

Understanding Infrastructure Investment Shortfalls

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Proposed redesign of the Victoria St/Aldi Crossing in West End

After months of unanswered questions, Brisbane City Council finally got back to me with more detail about how they’re proposing to address safety issues at the intersection of Montague Rd and Victo...

Media Release: Pop Up Bike Lane Adds to Pressure for Better Bike Infrastructure

To apply political pressure for safe, separated bike lanes, West End residents will defy Brisbane City Council by creating their own temporary pop-up bike lane along part of Hardgrave Rd on Friday ...

Draft Plans released for Woolloongabba Bikeway Project

Brisbane City Council has released more detailed designs for the Woolloongabba Bikeway Project, which will install separated bike lanes along Stanley Street and Annerley Road.  While bike lanes lik...

Media release: Cyclists Stage Mass Die-in to Protest Reduction in Access over Victoria Bridge and Lack of Bike Lanes Throughout Brisbane

Hundreds of cyclists will stage a temporary die-in on Victoria Bridge tomorrow in response to a Brisbane City Council proposal to reduce cycling access over the Victoria Bridge. As part of a mass b...

Brisbane City Council 2017 Budget Blog

Brisbane City Council just released its annual budget for 2017/18 June is budget time, and while most of the media attention is on State and Federal Government budgets, Brisbane City Council has al...

What is the State Government’s Role in Approving the Widening of Lytton Road?

The widening of Lytton Road in East Brisbane is a Brisbane City Council project – ‘Wynnum Road Corridor Upgrade: Stage 1’, which involves widening a stretch of Lytton Road between Latrobe Street an...

Why is the Queensland Government Prioritizing Another Footbridge at South Bank?

There’s been a bit of talk about bridges lately, after UQ released a draft masterplan proposing two possible options for green bridges between West End and St Lucia. Option 1 is a bridge between Or...

Dropping the Speed Limit on Montague Road

Last year, a large number of residents submitted a petition to Brisbane City Council calling for a drop in the speed limit on Montague Road, West End. I requested a speed limit review because I fel...