Complete the Mowbray Park to Dockside Riverside Bikeway

Principal Petitioner Donald Campbell, New Farm
Date Closed Fri, 30 Nov 2018 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 208 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of Council the need for the Mowbray Park to Dockside Riverside Bikeway to be completed. Over the past 15-20 years a number of private developments have constructed sections of this bikeway as part of their development approval however, there are large gaps. With the potential for further developments being effectively exhausted, without Council intervention, the bikeway will not be completed. The existing road corridor between these two points via back streets is very hilly and not suitable for the very young or less physically able whether on foot or bicycle.

Your petitioners therefore request that Council complete the missing sections of Riverside Bikeway between Mowbray Park and Cairns St, Kangaroo Point (Dockside). The completion of the bikeway between these two points will provide a safe, separated, direct and flat connection that will be suitable for people of all ages and physical abilities.

Council response

The distance between Mowbray Park, East Brisbane, and Cairns Street, Kangaroo Point, is approximately 630 metres. Of this, approximately 320 metres of Riverwalk is not constructed. There are missing links between 80 Thorn Street and 39 Castlebar Street, and in front of 44 O’Connell Street, Kangaroo Point. These sections of missing links are on land not owned by Council and are currently encumbered by waterside infrastructure including privately owned swimming pools and pontoons. The land components for the Riverwalk were originally in the Priority Infrastructure Plan (with IDs: KAN-A8-001, KAN-A8-002 and KAN A8 003) and are now identified in Council’s Long Term Infrastructure Plan since the change in State Government legislation to highlight Council’s commitment to the Kangaroo Point Riverwalk as a worthwhile project for the city.