At the weekend, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner unveiled the draft design of the Kangaroo Point green bridge, a project he described as “city shaping”.
The bridge is expected to cater for 5400 crossings each day, increasing to more than 6100 trips by 2036. That will allow locals to leave their car at home and ease congestion.
“We are forging ahead with this green bridge to get people into work and suppliers tills ticking over, and when it’s complete we will also have an impressive and iconic piece of infrastructure in place for Brisbane residents,” Schrinner said.
“There has been a surge in cyclist and pedestrian activity on our green bridges and bikeways across Brisbane since the coronavirus crisis began. People moved away from public transport and even as restrictions eased a lot of residents have made a lifestyle change and demand for active transport options like green bridges is only going to increase.
“Investing in active transport options that make it easier for people to get around on foot, by bicycle or by public transport is important for the future of our city.”
Work on the green bridge, and another crossing at Breakfast Creek, is expected to start next year and be finished in 2023.