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Case Studies

End of trip facilities: Brisbane City Council’s ‘bike room’

Brisbane City Council has constructed a best-practice ’bike room’ for its employees. The air-conditioned end of trip facility has separate cycle tunnel entry from Bicentenial Bikeway along Brisbane River to the cycle room and non-slip green bike lanes through the car park to the cycle room. It also includes 150 bicycle racks seven female and […]

Mackay Bluewater Trail: encouraging walking and cycling

The Bluewater Trail is a key component of council’s Bluewater Activation Strategy which looks to develop a range of activities along the riverfront and inner city beachfront through leisure opportunities and selective commercial and residential projects. There are six key sites along the shared pathway including the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, Sandfly Creek Environmental walkway, […]

Link Mobility Corridor: Hervey Bay

The Link Mobility Corridor extends 6.2km from the Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens in Elizabeth Street, Urangan and connects with the CBD in Pialba. This link follows the former rail line that once took goods to ships at the Urangan Pier. The corridor links key sites, commercial areas and residential communities. The trail is managed by […]

Brisbane Bicycle Parking

Description: Brisbane City Council is implementing a range of public bicycle parking initiatives to better serve the cyclists of Brisbane. Initiatives include: Bicycle racks – provided at over 200 locations around Brisbane Bicycle shelters – shared closed bike cages for storing bicycles implemented at public transport interchanges and shopping centres across Brisbane to improve bicycle security […]

Springfield Masterplanned Community

Springfield Masterplanned Community recently won the World’s Best Masterplanned Community at the FIABCI Prix D’Excellent Awards. Springfield is a greenfield development by Springfield Land Corporation and located between Brisbane and Ipswich. It is a masterplanned, self-contained community so the needs of residents are fulfilled within the community. Key features of the Springfield Masterplanned Community include: […]

Parking Policy in Action

Description: Parking policy can be used to encourage people out of cars and to walk, cycle, car pool and catch public transport. Parking policies can influence travel choice through two key aspects: the cost of parking; and, the supply of parking at the end of the trip. There are a number of other issues that need […]

Northshore Hamilton: Urban renewal project

Description: Northshore Hamilton is one of the largest urban renewal projects undertaken in Brisbane. Just six kilometres from the CBD, Northshore Hamilton consists of 80 hectares of former port land. The project gave back two kilometres of riverfront to the people of Brisbane, and creates a contemporary new riverside suburb that will be home to around […]

Hervey Bay Living Streets: Walking and cycling plan

Description: Hervey Bay City Council (now Fraser Coast Regional Council) commissioned this strategy to develop a walking and cycling plan for the local government area. The vision of Living Streets is for streets and parks to become alive with people along with a reduction in the predominance of the motor vehicles. The integrated strategy addressed infrastructure […]

East Perth Public Art promoting walking

Description: Claisebrook Cove, five minutes from the Perth CBD, is an example of how urban designers, landscape architects and artists have created imaginative buildings, street furniture, landscape features and stand-alone works of public art. Many pieces express East Perth’s history and some are made from materials found on the redevelopment site or salvaged from old buildings. The […]

Townsville’s Riverway Precinct

The Townsville Riverway offers cultural, sports, leisure, residential and commercial activities located on the banks of the Ross River. The project is a multi-node, multi-year, multi-million dollar investment. The vision is for a sport, recreation, environment and entertainment precinct stretching 11 kilometres along the river banks. The goal is to create facilities according to best […]

Plans

PedShed analysis

The PedShed analysis technique has been championed in the Western Australian Liveable Neighbourhood Code as a tool to assess the walkability of a neighbourhood.  This tool can be used to assess street layouts for new developments and existing areas, to consider improvements which can be made to connectivity. It can also be used to compare […]

My neighbourhood maps

Maps can be a key tool in promoting physical activity. They can easily provide visual information on the locations of parks and sporting facilities, walking and cycling routes, destinations etc. This information can be combined to provide region-wide maps or local neighbourhood maps including the locations of these facilities. Key information that can be provided […]

Desired standards of service: Public parks, pedestrian and bicycle facilities

Desired standard of service for a network of development infrastructure, means the standard of performance stated in the priority infrastructure plan (refer to schedule 3 of the SPA 2009). (1) The Department of Infrastructure and Planning (DIP) details requirements for desired standards of service for infrastructure in available in “Priority infrastructure planning – Standard infrastructure […]

Cycle network strategy

Developing a cycle network plan will assist council in providing a safe and connected network of facilities in its area. This will in turn encourage more people to cycle for all purposes, including for transport, recreation, utility, education and touring. An integrated cycle strategy can address cycling in all aspects of council planning, as well […]

Travel behaviour change: Active school travel plan

Why change travel behaviour? Forty years ago about 75 per cent of children walked or rode to school, and only 25 per cent were driven or used other means of transport. Today, more than 70 per cent of primary school children are driven to and from school every day. Research by Griffith University (School Travel […]

Active and public transport

Outcome (goal): To make walking, cycling and public transport more viable transport options in communities. Individual theme elements Indicator (strategy) High level targets (actions) Streets and paths are attractive and safe for pedestrians and cyclists Establish a complete streets (streets for all users) policy in Council. Integrate walking and cycling in transport plans, including: Pedestrian and bicycle […]

Walking and cycling in corporate plans

Why this is important? People have a reason to walk and cycle if there are destinations of interest or need within walking and cycling distances. Residents have been found to be more physically active when travel routes are direct and pedestrian and bicycle friendly infrastructure links to destinations of interest. (1)  Similarly, the physical activity […]