Putting the wheels in motion for more cycle ways
24 February 2021
As part of Council’s ongoing commitment to improve infrastructure across the region, it was unanimously voted on at the Ordinary Council Meeting today to endorse the submission of three new projects to the Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program (CNLGGP).
The Queensland Government is committed to achieving the Queensland Cycling Strategy 2017-2027 vision of ‘more cycling, more often’ and the CNLGGP allows Council to work closely with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to achieve this vision by delivering and improving Principal Cycle Networks (PCN) across Queensland.
Southern Downs Mayor Vic Pennisi said that to get more people riding more often, riding a bike needs to be accessible and safe, with facilities that encourage new riders of all ages and abilities.
“Increasing lighting along Quart Pot Creek will not only enhance the visitor experience in Stanthorpe, but will add to resident enjoyment of one of the region’s most beautiful parks for events and cycling around the creek with the family on cool summer’s evenings.
“The Rosehill Road Cycleway project aims to connect to existing shared pathways in Warwick to further increase the town’s growing network, whilst the cycleway at Glen Aplin will enable students to safely navigate their commute to school down Mt Stirling Road.
“These are great projects that are keeping our community and our state active” Mayor Pennisi said.
“With a growing movement towards initiatives like National Ride2School Day on 19 March, ensuring that our community has adequate access to infrastructure between home and school will enable more children to kick-start healthy cycling habits for the future.
“The Southern Downs is a great place to work, live, play and stay and Council is committed to improve the liveability of our region for all our residents.”