The Western Freeway Bikeway is a cycleway that runs parallel to the Western Freeway from the west of Toowong all the way south through to Richlands.
The bikeway is the best way to get to the western suburbs of Brisbane, and connects to the Bicentennial Bikeway via 1500 metres of on-road cycling.
Riding to work on the Western Freeway
The Western Freeway is part dedicated cycleway, part shared path and part on-road cycling.
There are entrances onto the bikeway at regular intervals along the route, including access to Indooroopilly, Kenmore, Jindalee and Forest Lake to name a few.
The cycleway ends near Mount Coot-Tha Road at Toowong, so if travelling to the city you should turn onto Sylvan Road and follow it until you reach Land Street, and subsequently the underpass to the Bicentennial Bikeway.
Things to do & see
This route tends to be more of a commuter route, but there are a few things to do along the way if you’re up for an adventure.
There are a number of parks including Anzac Park, Moore Park, Clivedon Park and Rocks Riverside Park where you can enjoy a picnic or barbecue. There’s also the Botanic Gardens, Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium and the Mount Coot-Tha lookout.
Unlike many Brisbane cycleways, the Western Freeway is somewhat hilly, so if you haven’t done much cycling before you should take it easy and bring lots of water.