Transport and Main Roads is putting the call out to Queenslanders to have their say about current and future bike routes around the state.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the input would help shape the Principal Cycle Network review.
“This network is a blueprint for core cycling routes right around Queensland, and is key to planning future investments in active transport,” Mr Bailey said.
“With more Queenslanders taking up cycling and walking post-pandemic, we need to make sure the network meets current and future demands.
“Working closely with local councils and cycle groups, we want to review the current blueprint and identify areas of improvement.
“The community will be key in this process because nobody knows where the infrastructure is needed more than the people on the ground using it day in, day out.”
Mr Bailey said consultation would be conducted online.
“We know that, on average, every dollar we invest in bike-riding infrastructure will return nearly five dollars in economic benefit to Queensland with improved health outcomes, reduced traffic congestion, and lower transport costs,” he said.
“That’s why we are investing $268.8 million for active transport infrastructure as part of a record $29.7 billion road and transport plan.
“On top of this investment, we’re also building more than 150 kilometres of active transport infrastructure as part of major projects, like the M1 upgrade, Bruce Highway interchange upgrades and Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3.
“I encourage everyone to jump online and have a say between now and the end of the month (August).”
The consultation period will close 31 August 2022.
For more information or to comment on the plans, visit https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Travel-and-transport/Cycling/Principal-cycle-network/Principal-Cycle-Network-Plans
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