NEW SHARED CYCLEWAY

Brandon & Associates designed and documented the shared concrete path including the technical design aspects with Transport Mains Roads (TMR) for the local road crossing under the new TMR funding model.

The project involved a new shared cycleway in Stanthorpe, that generally follows Quart Pot Creek that bisects Stanthorpe.  At first glance, it looks like a simple footpath project.

Project was a 3.0m wide shared path at 1.5km in length crossing 3x local roads, 1x TMR controlled road and connecting to 3x existing bridges.  It replaces an aging path asset of Council and required design input to retrofit the pathway design to existing built features while endeavoring to achieve the tight vertical and horizontal geometric requirements of the new Austroads standards and guidelines in a constrained corridor.

The project also involved assessment of pedestrian demand, assessment of existing pedestrian refuge crossing suitability based on physical built assets and speed environment parameters, and assessment of alternate pedestrian crossing options at local roads based on Benefit-Cost Radio inputs and calculations using Austroads assessment tools and guidelines.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

  • Project Value

    $43K
  • Client

    SOUTHERN DOWNS REGIONAL COUNCIL
  • Location

    STANTHORPE

(Project Oversight)