FUNDING for bike paths would quadruple if the Liberals won next month's Brisbane City Council election, Lord Mayor Campbell Newman said today.
Cr Newman, with Liberal candidates in tow, rode from the City Botanic Gardens to New Farm park to announce the $100 million funding commitment this morning.
Under the plan, Cr Newman said bikeways would be fast-tracked and missing links of the network completed.
City Hall would spend an average of $25 million in funding each year for four years to complete the plan.
Over the past four years a total of about $25 million has been spent on bikeways.
Cr Newman said it was important for commuters to have options other than private cars and public transport.
"The money that we spend will be to complete some of the missing linkages for example along Bulimba Creek, down in Yeronga, down in Fairfield, just around the corner here in New Farm linking the Powerhouse along the front of Cutters Landing," he said.
"We want to do that so that recreational cyclists can enjoy getting out there and being active and healthy, but we also want to create a network that is real alternative to the use of the private motor vehicle."
Labor's lord mayoral candidate Greg Rowell said Cr Newman was playing "catch up" with bikeway funding because he has been funding tunnels instead.
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