The Government has announced it will invest more than $5 billion to improve public transport in Brisbane and the wider Queensland region.
The plan is part of a wider package of $20 billion over four years to build more bikeways, improve rail services and boost cycling infrastructure.
More than 3,500 kilometres of cycleways and trails are to be completed over the next five years, including around 1,600 kilometres in the Brisbane CBD, the state’s capital.
In the Brisbane region, a new $5 million cycleway will link the CBD with the Sunshine Coast.
A new network of cycle tracks will connect the Central Business District with Brisbane City.
And an improved connection between the city and Brisbane’s suburbs will also be part of the plan.
“The city has always been the focus of the City of Brisbane, but it’s a much larger city than we thought and that is what we’re putting forward,” said Transport Minister, Grant Thornton.
“The Brisbane CBD will be the first in the world to have a cycle track network and we’re building a new system of cycle lanes on the Sunshine.
This will be one of the first major changes in the CBD.”
More information on the Brisbane Cycling Plan is available on the City’s website.
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