Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) has a vision for a sustainable and integrated transport system that supports liveable communities (Toowoomba Region Sustainable Transport Strategy).

To achieve this, the provision of a connected network to encourage people to choose active transport is critical.

The study area for this particular project is identified as a Principal Cycle Route in the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Principal Cycle Network Plan.

This corridor will link the planned TMR Karrool Street project to the existing West Creek corridor in the CBD.

The project is jointly funded by state and local government.

Glenvale to CBD Active Transport Corridor Investigation – Concept Plans

During March-April 2023, Council invited comments on three proposed routes:

  • Anzac Avenue and Hill Street
  • Anzac Avenue and Herries Street
  • Anzac Avenue, Vacy Street and Goggs Street

From the feedback received and investigations undertaken, Council has developed a concept plan for the preferred route via Anzac Avenue and Hill Street. Proposed treatments along this route include:

  • Shared paths and separated cycle tracks to provide safe spaces for people to ride, walk and scoot along Anzac Avenue and Hill Street.
  • Reduced speed zones for a safe active street along parts of Hill Street.
  • Raised pedestrian crossings at key locations.

Changes to several intersections, including Hursley Road and Anzac Avenue and West Street, at Hill Street are also being further investigated, but have not been finalised. These locations will have proposed treatments developed as the project progresses.

What is a Safe Active Street

  • A safe active street is a local street, with a lower traffic count, where the vehicle speed limit is reduced, to make a route that is safer and more comfortable for people of all ages to cycle. The street remains accessible for drivers while encouraging a shared environment for active transport.
  • Road design is used to help motorists be alert to the different road environment. The speed limit is reduced to 30km/h and there is additional road markings and signage.
  • They form a link as part of the wider active transport network, helping create safer connections, particularly in locations where separated cycle facilities are not feasible or practical within surrounding local road network.

The considerations we used to assist in choosing this route

When Council is deciding where an active transport corridor should run, there are a number of factors we take into account:

  • How direct is the route?
  • How easy/comfortable would it be to ride?
  • How safe is it?
  • How convenient is the route in terms of access to popular destinations?
  • What room do we have on the existing road and footpath corridors?
  • What is the traffic volume on these roads?
  • How easy is it to navigate?

Glenvale to CBD Active Transport Corridor Investigation - preferred route

Map showing preferred route along Anzac Avenue and Hill Street

Glenvale to CBD Active Transport Corridor Investigation - Preferred route

What's the next step?

You have an opportunity to provide feedback on the concept plan which has been developed to help us inform a future detailed design for the project.

You can view the concept plans of the preferred route along Anzac Avenue and Hill Street here.

Future funding will also determine the construction timeframes for this project, which may occur in multiple stages over a number of years.

How can you contribute?

Ongoing community involvement is crucial to the success of this project.

You can contribute by completing a short survey to provide your thoughts on the concept plan for the Glenvale to CBD Active Transport Corridor Investigation.

The survey will remain open for comment until 18 December 2023.

You can drop a pin and comment on the map - please also don't forget to take the survey on the tab above. All the details count!


What is the preferred route

Please view the concept plans of the route along Anzac Avenue and Hill Street here ahead of completing the survey.