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Council finalises safety improvements to busy cycling route

30 September, 2013

Council finalises safety improvements to busy cycling route
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has delivered a much needed overhaul to one of the city’s busiest cycling routes with the completion of the Mt Coot-tha Road and Scenic Drive intersection.
Toowong Ward Councillor and Active and Public Transport Chairman Peter Matic said the $1.5 million project would improve safety along the busy intersection near the key tourist destinations of Mt Coot-tha Lookout and the Brisbane Botanic Gardens.
“In April we began work to install a dedicated turning lane from Mt Coot-tha Road into Scenic Drive for cyclists as part of our vision for making Brisbane’s road network more efficient,” Cr Matic said.
“We have hundreds of cyclists and pedestrians using this link each day and it was vital for Council to improve safety at this location.
“As part of the project we have constructed on-road cycle lanes, installed improved lighting and introduced a new pedestrian footpath which will help deliver significant benefits for the local community.”
Cr Matic said the upgrade’s design was finalised following feedback from the community.
“Before undertaking any work we consulted with local residents and cycling groups to incorporate their feedback on the design,” he said.
“Given the popularity of this route with cyclists this was a crucial part of the project and has ensured we are delivering the best outcome for everyone.”
Cr Matic thanked the community for their patience during the work, which has required some lanes closures and minor disruptions.
Local residents can get more information about the project by contacting Council via cityprojects@brisbane.qld.gov.au or 1800 692 333.

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