In an effort to improve safety for cyclists along a notorious stretch of road, the Queensland government and Brisbane City Council are working together on a trial which will give cyclists priority crossing areas along the North Brisbane Bikeway.
As reported in the Courier Mail, the crossings include a raised platform and the use of colour to enhance visibility. Cars wanting to turn into designated side streets will have to give way to cyclists and pedestrians before completing the turn.
The project aims to increase cycling activity on the North side of Brisbane, which according to Bicycle Queensland CEO Ben Wilson, lags behind other areas of Brisbane.
The project is undergoing further development and will be based on the state governments’ Separated Cycleways Guidelines, and will include a one year monitoring period to assess the outcomes.