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Lord Mayor kicks off $120m bikeways program

16 August, 2012

Lord Mayor kicks off $120m bikeways program

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is kicking off work on his record $120 million Better Bikeways 4 Brisbane program as part of an innovative plan to provide safer off-road travel options for commuters.

The Lord Mayor said the increase in bikeway funding over the next four financial years would help to generate more business in Brisbane’s major suburban employment areas and would build on his team’s delivery of a record $100 million worth of new bikeway infrastructure last term.

Major bikeways projects scheduled for Brisbane’s inner suburbs over the next four years include:
• Bicentennial bikeway stage 3 - between Lang Parade and Park Road as a continuation of the Bicentennial Bikeway upgrade.
Cost: $7.1m (12/13)
• Bicentennial bikeway stage 4 - from Land Street to west of the Regatta Ferry Terminal as a continuation of the Bicentennial Bikeway upgrade.
Cost: $8.1m (12/13 and 13/14)

“With over 1100 kilometres of bikeways now spread across Brisbane it’s important the network connects up and a large focus of my team’s investment to date has been on filling these missing links and reducing congestion,” Cr Quirk said.

“My $120 million Better Bikeways 4 Brisbane program will now place greater focus on creating a commuter network of bikeways servicing major employment areas, as well as local shopping strips, schools and public transport hubs as part of my economic development plan for the city.”

The Lord Mayor’s record investment of $120 million for new bikeways comes on top of a further $8.5 million budgeted for bikeway repairs, which includes about $2 million this year.

Along with new bikeways, the Lord Mayor’s $120 million Better Bikeways 4 Brisbane program will also consists of:
• A safety program targeting dangerous cycling black spots through upgrades to lighting, signage and crossings.
• Active community projects to build better bikeway networks to suburban shopping strips and public transport hubs in support of local businesses. Suburbs earmarked for improvements include:
• A joint taskforce between Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Police Service to tackle inappropriate behaviour on bikepaths.

Cr Quirk said council would make further announcements about these programs at a later date.

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