St Lucia to West End Green Bridge

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St Lucia to West End Green Bridge

Brisbane City Council is building new green bridges across Brisbane which will make it easier to get around our city on foot, by bike or scooter, or by connecting with public transport.  It is set to improve the city’s connectivity by providing more travel options and reducing vehicle traffic.

The new bridges will link Kangaroo Point to the Brisbane CBD, Toowong to West End, St Lucia to West End, as well as a new crossing at Breakfast Creek.

 

St Lucia to West End Green Bridge

The St Lucia to West End Green Bridge is set to provide a new walking and cycling link between St Lucia and the growing West End community.  A concept design for the bridge by the Council aims to provide an elegant structure that responds to the suburban setting and seamlessly integrates into the surrounding park and residential setting on both sides of the river.  Key features include:

  • dedicated pathways for walkers and riders, with a minimum width of 6m and accessible grades
  • rest points with seating and viewing opportunities at each end of the bridge

The St Lucia to West End Green Bridge is expected to carry 3,500 trips per day by 2031 and 4,200 trips per day by 2041.

Artist impressions of the St Lucia landing.  Note: Image is indicative only and subject to detailed design and approvals.
Source: Brisbane City Council, November 2021

The St Lucia landing is located on the central riverfront section of Guyatt Park, north of the Guyatt Park ferry terminal. This landing will provide:

  • access to and from the green bridge via a ramp incorporated into the park
  • improved riverside park space with opportunity for shade, seating and new elevated viewing areas
  • walking and riding access through Guyatt Park to surrounding destinations including The University of Queensland

Artist impressions of the West End landing.  Note: Image is indicative only and subject to detailed design and approvals.
Source: Brisbane City Council, November 2021

The West End landing is located in Orleigh Park near Morry Street, north of the West End ferry terminal and CityGlider bus stops. This landing will provide:

  • access to and from the green bridge via an over-water circular ramp that minimises impacts on Orleigh Park
  • access to high-frequency bus services
  • new and upgraded seating, lighting and signage
  • access to walking and cycling routes within Orleigh Park and Orleigh Street
  • ongoing connections to Montague Road and Riverside Drive walking and cycling pathways.

Following the outcomes of community consultation in late 2020 and early 2021, and additional investigations undertaken to inform a preliminary business case, the Council has prepared a concept design for community feedback.  Works are expected to commence as soon as the Toowong to West End Green Bridge finishes, with the bridge expected to take around two years to complete.

Source: Brisbane City Council, November 2021

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