The Department of Transport and Main Roads in Queensland (QLD), continue to remain committed to providing connected and safe cycleways for resident and visitors across the South East QLD region.
BG&E developed a Business Case for the Griffith Arterial Road Cycleway. The proposed arterial road shared path would be located in the Granard, Riawena and Kessels Road corridor, between Balham Road and Logan Road.
It would form a vital East-West cycling connection from the Centenary Cycleway to the new cycling infrastructure that being delivered alongside the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade to the Veloway 1. The proposed cycleway would also link the Nathan Campus of Griffith University and Upper Mount Gravatt Principal Regional Activity Centre.
The scope of preparing this Business Case included:
- reviewing the Options Analysis;
- traffic modelling;
- reviewing the existing flooding and drainage constraints;
- review of the potential property impacts and required accommodation works;
- civil design;
- liaison with PUP providers;
- geotechnical analysis;
- structural review;
- cost estimates; and
- conducting a multi-criteria analysis on three options to determine the preferred option.
Due to the length of the project, approximately seven metres and the distinct characteristics throughout the alignment, it was divided into five zones. A separated cycleway facility was also proposed along the Griffith University frontage. Modifications to intersections were incorporated into the design to provide safe pedestrian and cyclist crossings. Bus stop modifications were also proposed, to increase the available clear width for path users.
The potential benefits of this project include improved safety and increased active transport.