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Traffic and Transport

For details on the planned road closures and parking changes see the location relevant to you:

Get Ready Brisbane

Due to the nature and scale of the G20 Leaders’ Summit, and to ensure a safe and secure meeting environment, changes to Brisbane’s traffic and transport network are required for the week between 10 and 17 November 2014, and particularly over the days of 14, 15 and 16 November 2014.

For most people in Brisbane it will be business as usual over the long weekend. However people living, working or travelling across the Brisbane CBD and South Brisbane can expect significant changes to the operation of Brisbane’s traffic and transport network. This will result in increased journey times for motorists, and changes to parking and public transport.

Impacts will be greatest in the Brisbane CBD, South Brisbane and routes to and from the airport and the city, and there may be flow-on effects and congestion across Brisbane. Taxi companies and other transport providers will be subject to the same delays.

Emergency services will be operational over the long weekend and people requiring emergency medical attention should always use emergency services, not try to make their own way to seek help. Residents in the Brisbane CBD and South Brisbane who have special access requirements over the long weekend should contact G20transportinfo@pmc.gov.au.

Plan Ahead

Members of the public should keep the following in mind if travelling over the summit long weekend: 

1. Consider your need to travel

If you are travelling across Brisbane, consider your need to travel through South Brisbane and the Brisbane CBD. The majority of the public transport network outside of central Brisbane will be unaffected. The Brisbane CBD and South Brisbane will be open to residents and visitors but we recommend that you plan your journey before accessing these areas.

2. Plan your journey and consider your options

There will be significant on-street parking restrictions, lane and road closures around Brisbane CBD, South Brisbane and to and from the airport.  If you are travelling to or across these areas, the best option is to use public transport, cycle or walk.

If you catch public transport, there will be disruptions to services that operate in the Brisbane CBD and South Brisbane.  Alternative public transport services will be in place however they will differ from normal timetables so keep up to date about changes by visiting translink.com.au before you travel.

If driving is your only option, you should try to avoid the areas of congestion in the Brisbane CBD or South Brisbane and plan alternative routes.

For general traffic information please visit 131940.qld.gov.au.

For information about road closures resulting from declared motorcade routes, visit the Queensland Police Service at police.qld.gov.au and for other general security related information subscribe to mypolice.qld.gov.au/g20/ or follow the QPS on Facebook or Twitter. 

3. Allow extra time

If you are travelling to the Brisbane CBD, South Brisbane or the airport, plan to arrive early and allow extra time for your journey. Road diversions will be in place to assist you in reaching your destination; however, these may require additional time to complete your journey.

4. Access for residents and businesses will be maintained

The majority of the Brisbane CBD and South Brisbane will be open for everyone and people who live and work in the area will be able to continue to enjoy their regular weekend activities. However there will be changes to roads, parking and public transport. Where possible, residents are encouraged to walk or cycle as the majority of footpaths will be open. 

Access to businesses and homes in the Brisbane CBD and South Brisbane areas will be maintained. People with special access requirements over the long weekend should contact G20transportinfo@pmc.gov.au.

Public Transport

There will be reduced public transport services in the Brisbane CBD and South Brisbane. Alternative public transport services will be in place however they will differ from normal timetables so keep up to date about changes by visiting translink.com.au  or calling 13 12 30 before you travel.

Public transport outside of the inner city should operate as normal. The majority of train, bus and ferry services within Brisbane will run to a public holiday timetable on Friday 14 November.

Roads

Limited road closures will be in place in inner Brisbane from Monday 10 November and there will be considerable delays to motorists from 7:00pm Thursday 13 November to late Sunday 16 November. Motorists should plan their trip and allow for extra time ahead of their journey. Signage will indicate alternative access routes when closures are in place.

Roads will be reopened as quickly as possible once the Leaders’ Summit concludes on Sunday 16 November. However, it may take several hours to re-open roads, reinstate signage and remove barriers. Every effort will be made to ensure Brisbane’s traffic and transport network will be operational for morning peak period on Monday 17 November. For more detail on the planned road closures and parking changes see the location relevant to you:

For general traffic information please visit 131940.qld.gov.au. For information about road closures resulting from declared motorcade routes, visit the Queensland Police Service at police.qld.gov.au and for other general security related information subscribe to mypolice.qld.gov.au/g20/ or follow the QPS on Facebook or Twitter. 

Toll Free Periods

As a result of G20 traffic changes in and around the Brisbane CBD and South Brisbane, two bridges will be made toll free to help people move around the city. 

  • The Go Between Bridge will be toll free from 12.01am Friday 14 November to midnight Sunday 16 November. 
  • The Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges (Gateway Bridges) will be toll free on Saturday 15 November from 6.00am to midnight.

Cyclist and Pedestrian Access

A small number of footpaths will be closed in the Brisbane CBD and South Brisbane. There will also be a number of footpaths and bikeways closed in South Bank surrounding the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.  Signage and diversions will be in place to advise pedestrians and cyclists of closures and alternative routes.

Cyclists should look out for signage as there will be impacts on footpaths and street access in the Brisbane CBD and South Brisbane which will extend to bikeways.

Waste Collection

Wherever possible waste collection services across the city will be operating as usual. Residents and businesses that normally present their bins for collection should do so as normal the night before collection.

However, there will be a requirement for some residential, commercial and street bin waste collection schedules to be amended. Residents in these areas may notice vehicles operating at times when they are not normally active.

If residents notice an impact to their normal service they should contact Brisbane City Council on 3403 8888 and log their request as per normal procedures. Visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/environment-waste for more information.

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