New shared cycle path leads the way for Glen Aplin community on bike or foot
26 March 2019
wheels? It’s now easier and safer to travel around the Granite Belt thanks to
the new Glen Aplin Shared Cycle Path.
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.
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
path will provide safer connection for pedestrians and cyclists travelling from
Kerridges Road to the Glen Aplin service stations and Mount Stirling Road.
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.
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.
providing an alternative to residents traveling to work or school, projects
like these encourage active and healthy communities and benefit the
has worked hard to secure funding for this project and to renew and construct footpaths
and pedestrian bridges within our road network.
will continue to seek funding for improvements to ensure road users have safe,
quality recreational facilities and efficient travel to work, school and across
more information on Council’s latest projects or to stay up to date with all
the latest news visit sdrc.qld.gov.au or follow Southern Downs Regional Council