Traffic management and operations
The Gold Coast has approximately 2850 kilometres of roads and over 600 kilometres of bikeway networks.
City of Gold Coast's Traffic Management and Operations Branch plays a major role in ensuring a safe and functional environment for all road users including motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
Queensland Government road closures and projects
For information on road works and/or closures, traffic hazards or events impacting major roads, plus updates on State-managed road projects such as the Bermuda Street upgrade, visit QLDTraffic (select "Gold Coast, Logan and Scenic Rim area" as your geographical area).
Traffic engineers and specialists investigate, recommend and initiate various engineering and road safety solutions in the areas listed below:
- road safety initiatives:
- Zero the Hero - road safety for primary school students
- Go Over You're Gone - speed advisory trailer
- traffic engineering investigations and advice
- traffic signals
- installation of traffic line marking and signposting
- bicycle facilities
- traffic management of major special events
- roadway lighting.
Holistic approach to road safety on the Gold Coast
City of Gold Coast has developed the Road Safety Plan 2015-2020 to maximise the safety of residents and visitors as they move around our city.
In the first ten years of the Queensland Roads Safety Awards, we won four separate awards for innovative, practical, community driven programs, which continue to this day.
The primary school-based program 'Hands up for Road Safety' was developed to provide site visits where City representatives can facilitate, recommend and implement safer operation, infrastructure and education of safe road practices for students, parents and teachers.
In association with the Queensland Police Service, we have deployed the Speed Awareness Trailer in 920 at-risk locations to give motorists courtesy speed checks.
The community embraced the 'Speed Limit - go over you're gone' campaign and took ownership of the trailers in their streets, which has undoubtedly played a big part in slowing down drivers and saving lives.