Council fast-tracks Tarragindi bikeway
Written on the 05 June, 2009
Construction on a new south-side bikeway has been fast-tracked, with work on Stage 2 of the Tarragindi shared pathway set to begin next Tuesday, Public and Active Transport Chairman Jane Prentice said today.
The project is part of Lord Mayor Campbell Newmanâ€™s four year, $100 million commitment for new bikeway infrastructure that will benefit the community by providing an important link in Brisbaneâ€™s bicycle and pedestrian network.
â€œStage 2 of this project will connect Tarragindi to Griffith University, the South East Freeway bikeway, surrounding suburbs and local parks, schools and shops,â€ Cr Prentice said.
â€œThis will make it easier for residents to get out and about and enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle.â€
Cr Prentice said Stage 1 of the pathway was completed in May 2009 and stage 2 will complete the pathwayâ€™s missing link, connecting Cracknell Rd with Toohey Rd through on-road bicycle facilities and off-road shared pathways.
The main section of shared pathway will start at Lawrie St and continue through the Tarragindi Recreation Reserve to Laura St.
Cr Prentice said the shared pathway was being constructed with minimal environmental impact.
â€œWeâ€™ve been quite innovative with the design, which includes solar powered LED cats-eye lighting along the shared pathway through Tarragindi Recreational Reserve, with minimal overhead lighting,â€ she said.
Stage 2 of the shared pathway will be 592 long and 3 metres wide, Cr Prentice said.
â€œWeather permitting, cyclists should have their rubber on the pathways by October,â€ she said.
Work will be carefully managed to minimise disruption to the local road network and surrounding residents and businesses.
Cr Prentice said Council would keep the community well informed about the project and would continue to provide updates as the project progresses.
[Ends] June 5, 2009