Cyclists on the Gold Coast will enjoy safer cycling infrastructure following a $410,000 funding boost to the Queensland cycle network.
Acting Main Roads Minister Steven Miles made the announcement on Monday, confirming the Gold Coast City Council had been awarded funding for two cycling infrastructure projects.
The projects include the Gold Coast Highway Shared Path (Chelsea Ave to Convention Centre) Construction and the Tugun to Bilinga Oceanway Design.
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“The Tugun to Bilinga Oceanway will run along the ocean foreshore between Toolona Street and Matters Street, connecting to existing oceanway at either end,” Mr Miles said.
“The detailed design of the 1.7km, 3.5m wide link in Tugun will include mid and end of trip facilities.
“We’re also committing $210,000 towards the construction of the Gold Coast Highway Shared Path which will be 380 metres of off road shared path along the western side of the Gold Coast Highway between Chelsea Avenue and the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.”
Mr Miles said the Government is committed to making cycling safer and more accessible for communities across Queensland.
“Investment in safer cycling infrastructure helps people to enjoy active and healthy travel around their community,” he said.
“Projects delivered through this program will deliver better facilities for cyclists, improve the safety and convenience of local cycle networks and encourage more people to cycle, more often.
Works on these projects are expected to start progressively throughout this year and next.