Brisbane City Council yesterday announced its “CityLink Cycleway trial” – which Public and Active Transport chair Ryan Murphy said was the “biggest change” to CBD streets in more than 30 years.

The $2.2 million project will see 71 carparking spaces, 12 motorcycle parks and one disability parking space removed from Elizabeth, Edward, Albert and William streets and replaced with dedicated cycling lanes.

Bus stops, loading zones and taxi zones will also be relocated under the development. Mr Murphy said the decision was “tough”, but necessary and “that needed to be made to encourage mode shift to active transport in Brisbane”.

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