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Safer Streets for Cycling and Walking

Labor and LNP governments continue pouring billions of dollars into costly road widening projects that worsen congestion and make getting around without a car even harder. A recent report also showed that Brisbane’s urban design is making inner-city temperatures soar as more trees and shade are replaced by concrete development. We desperately need to change the way we think about and relate to our streets and roads, so that less space is taken up by hard concrete and cars, leaving more room for trees and for people.

The Greens will change how we prioritise road space, making room for wider footpaths, more trees, and 35km of separated bike and scooter lanes. We want to build 200km of new footpath and 200 new pedestrian crossings across the city, make residential streets safer with 100 traffic-calming upgrades, and pedestrianise Albert Street, lower CBD speed limits, and bring shade and greenery to King George Square.

Instead of hot, barren, polluted dead zones, our streets could become an extension of our backyards - a place for children to play and neighbours to connect.


Local Priorities

πŸŒ³β›²πŸšŒπŸšΈ Redevelop Montague Road into a lively pedestrian-friendly street with more pedestrian crossings, trees, bus prioritisation, and protected bike lanes

πŸšΆπŸšΆβ€β™€οΈΒ Pedestrian crossing upgrades for Wellington Rd, Ferry St/Drake St/Montague Rd intersection, Hardgrave Rd/Dornoch Tce/Ganges St intersection, Dornoch Tce (between Boundary St bridge and Colville St), Gloucester St/Stephens Rd intersection, Vulture St (between Cambridge St and Exeter St).

πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ Network of protected bike lanes, starting with Vulture Street, Montague Road, Main Street, and Grey Street

β›”πŸš˜ Create pedestrian-only zones by closing sections of Boundary Street and Riverside Drive to cars

πŸŒ³πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ Community-led redesign of Hampstead Road to increase greenspace and create protected bike lanes


Track Record

πŸŒ³β›²πŸšŒπŸšΈ Initiated a masterplan for upgrading the Montague Road corridor

πŸͺ‘πŸŒ» Upgraded decommissioned CityCycle station on Jane St to create new public seating and greenery

πŸŒ³πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ Initiated concept design for Hampstead Road greenspace and protected bike lanes

🚦 Design completed for pedestrian crossing on Wellington Road

🚲 32 new bike parking spaces coming to Davies Park on Riverside Drive.