A CRUCIAL missing link for pedestrians and cyclists is now complete between Robina Rail Station and Robina Town Centre.
The newly completed shared path was officially opened at a Ride2Work Day breakfast at Robina Community Centre this morning.
Engineering, Water and Transport Services Committee Chair, Paul Taylor inspected improved connections in Robina as he mingled with commuters at the breakfast.
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“The new shared path makes travelling between the public transport interchange and the shopping centre safer and more convenient,” he said.
“It features a raised platform crossing at Edgewater Court, near the Robina Library, creating an easier connection for users, including those in wheelchairs, pram users and cyclists,” he said.
This initiative is part of the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ $1.55 million contribution towards the Robina Active Towns pilot program, in addition to the City’s investment in major bikeways this financial year.
“The completion of projects such as the Robina Rail Station to Robina Town Centre route make walking and cycling more attractive travel choices,” Cr Taylor said.
City of Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said residents should try to ride to work throughout the year.
“The Gold Coast is a great place to cycle – our scenery is stunning, and our temperate weather means cycling is a great way to get to work all year.“We’re striving to be the fittest and healthiest city in Australia and improving walking and cycling links makes it easier to change the way we move.
“We already have more than 800km of pathways and bikeways on the Gold Coast and this year the City is investing in excess of $4.5 million in further improvements and upgrades to pedestrian and cycling infrastructure,” he said.