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King George Square Cycle Centre, Brisbane

Town/Region | Brisbane
State | QLD
Context | Inner City
Target Group | Worker
Timing | Opened June 2008
Weblink | Click here to view the website.

Overview

Brisbane City Council and Queensland Transport combined to fund the construction of the King George Square Cycle Centre, trading as Cycle-2-City; bringing to reality a visionary idea on how to encourage commuter cycling into the CDB. 

This is a unique facility located in the heart of Brisbane City, forming part of the King George Cycle Centre Square Station complex.  An Australian first, King George Square Cycle Centre was designed to support people who want to ride to work but have inadequate workplace facilities.   Membership of the Cycle Centre provides daily access to secure bike parking, a fresh towel, air conditioned locker rooms, and plenty of showers and toilets.  An optional and convenient laundry service is also available and a full service workshop is an integral part of the centre.

Key Features

Centre is open Monday to Friday from 6am to 8pm.  The Centre also opens for special events such as Ride to Work Day and 2009 Greenfest to offer free bike parking to event patrons.     

Facilities Include:

  • 420 individualised bike parking spaces;
  • Secure, electronic entry for members;
  • 258 secure lockers and 18 showers for men;
  • 162 lockers and 17 showers for women;
  • Four ironing boards and irons;
  • Fresh towel provided daily;
  • Hair drying stations;
  • Access to valet laundry and cleaning service; and
  • Bike spares and commuter comforts.  

Considerations

  • A lack of secure end-of-trip facilities in the CBD had been identified as a major deterrent to commuter cycling.  This facility allows workers in the CBD to have access to state of the art, high quality, end-of-trip cycle facilities.
  • High quality design standards ensuring bicycle access from the surrounding street network is safe and legible.  There are separate pedestrian and cycle ramps into the Cycle Centre to minimise potential conflicts. 

Click here for more detailed information on the King George Square Cycle Centre, Brisbane.

Last updated on 5th August, 2009

Sponsors This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.