From the Veloway 1, a 20-kilometre cycleway from Lower River Terrace, South Brisbane to Underwood, the next steps would take advantage of cycleways built as M1 improvements and with new projects such as the $2.1 billion Coomera Connector.
This two-stage highway would run between Loganholme and Nerang, east of the Pacific Motorway, and was expected to ease traffic from the M1.
The eventual six-lane highway would run between the Logan Motorway and Pacific Motorway interchange in Loganholme and Nerang-Broadbeach Road in Nerang.
Planning showed a dedicated cycle path on the opposite side to the train line.
“When the master plan is complete, all gaps in the network will be identified, and we can get on with the jobs of filling them,” Bailey said.
Bicycle Queensland director of advocacy Andrew Demack said there were “good links now pretty much to the Logan River”.
“From there, there is a real need to plan a bikeway network around Beenleigh.
“The trickiest bits currently is where the Logan Motorway merges back on to the M1.”
A 110 kilometre Tour-de-Brisbane around Brisbane city is building a profile, triathlons are held regularly on the Gold Coast and Bicycle Queensland holds a Brisbane-to-Gold Coast event every October.
Demack said a complete link would boost cycling tourism, but cyclists would gain most from the smaller cross-sections.
“Most bike riders are riding local trips and those local connections are what will make it successful,” he said.
“It would allow people to ride from Beenleigh to Loganholme, for instance. Those local rides along the way will be the biggest uses of it.”