HDR was awarded the design engineering contract for the new Woolloongabba Bikeway; a separated bikeway within the Stanley Street and Annerley Road corridors in Woolloongabba and South Brisbane. The project is inclusive of a corridor between Ipswich Road in the east and Dock Street in the west, as well as a separate section along Annerley Road and Gladstone Road through to Stanley Street.
Stanley Street and Annerley Road are important cycling routes, providing access from the Brisbane CBD to southern and eastern suburbs. Both roads are part of a complex constrained inner urban street environment within Woolloongabba and are also highly congested transport corridors with major traffic-dominated intersections. HDR is responsible for completing the preliminary and detailed designs, as well as a concept design review for the new bikeway.
The project’s complexity increases with a major interchange with the Pacific Motorway, access to and from the South-East Busway, large numbers of buses on the street network, and major adjacent traffic generators such as the Mater Hospital and Lady Cilento Hospital. Conflicts between major traffic arteries, major adjacent attractors and major commuting cycling desire lines also meant that HDR needed to ensure the design provided adequate segregation between modes.