Objection to DEV2017/846

Space4cyclingBNE have lodged an objection to the development application for Queens Wharf Brisbane Priority Development Area on the basis that it does not deliver enhancements to the cycle and pedestrian network within the Priority Development Area including upgrades to the Bicentennial Bikeway and links to the rest of the CBD and to South Bank.

We encourage others to provide similar submissions via email to the address below, highlighting that:

  1. The design for the Bicentennial Bikeway is inadequate – particularly where it will become a mixed zone, and where people travelling by bicycle will need to navigate through a pedestrian plaza. The proposal for a shared zone does not adequately manage potential interactions between cyclists and other users, or appropriately consider future network capacity.
  2. Provision should be made for cyclists on the new bridge linking the Queens Wharf Development Area to South Bank.

Email: pdadevelopmentassessment@dilgp.qld.gov.au
Submissions are due by 19 October 2017

The full text of our submission is available here.

Background information:

Details of the development application are available by searching for at DEV2017/846 on: dilgp.qld.gov.au/pda-da-applications  The most informative of these is Volume 3 Attachment B – Landscape Concept Report, which covers the Bicentennial Bikeway in section 5.6 (pages 83 to 97).

The development application will be assessed against the planning provisions outlined in the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane PDA Development Scheme.

Section 5.3 of this scheme requires that any development on the site:

  • Deliver enhancements to the cycle and pedestrian network within the Priority Development Area including upgrades to the Bicentennial Bikeway and links to the rest of the CBD.
  • Improve connectivity between the core of the development and South Bank Parklands and the Cultural Precinct. 

According to the Infrastructure Plan (Table 3) the cycling infrastructure should:

  • Upgrade the Bicentennial Bikeway.
  • Upgrade other existing cycleways and provide new connections within the PDA to enable integration with the Bicentennial Bikeway, principally outbound on Alice Street and inbound on Margaret Street.

3.5.3 Street and movement network requires that the development delivers a high quality street and movement network and related infrastructure for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles which:

  • manages potential interactions between cyclists and other users through appropriate design
  • considers current and future network capacity

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