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New shared cycle path leads the way for Glen Aplin community on bike or foot

26 March 2019 

 Got wheels? It’s now easier and safer to travel around the Granite Belt thanks to the new Glen Aplin Shared Cycle Path.

The shared cycle path is now complete and will be officially opened for the community and visitors to the region to use on Friday, 5 April.

Funded by the State Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program and Southern Downs Regional Council, the new $90,000 shared path will connect the existing pedestrian path, and service the eastern side of the New England Highway at Glen Aplin.

The path will provide safer connection for pedestrians and cyclists travelling from Kerridges Road to the Glen Aplin service stations and Mount Stirling Road.

Councillor for Transport, Infrastructure and Utilities, Marika McNichol said the completion of the project meant the shared path would provide greater connectivity and improve the liveability of the region.

“The shared footpath is an important link for the Glen Aplin community. This upgrade will improve both the pedestrian network and safety for all users and allow better access for residents,” Cr McNichol said.

“By providing an alternative to residents traveling to work or school, projects like these encourage active and healthy communities and benefit the environment.

“Council has worked hard to secure funding for this project and to renew and construct footpaths and pedestrian bridges within our road network.

“We will continue to seek funding for improvements to ensure road users have safe, quality recreational facilities and efficient travel to work, school and across our region.”

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