$49,500 boost for local cycling infrastructure

Sunshine Coast cyclists will soon benefit from $49,500 in state government grant funding towards cycling infrastructure.

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said funding has been awarded to Sunshine Coast Regional Council through the 2013-14 Cycle Network Local Government Grants program for the design of Cotton Tree cycling facilities.

 “The Cotton Tree design project will include the investigation, planning and detailed design of cycling facilities between First Avenue, Maroochydore and Aerodrome Road, Cotton Tree,” Ms Simpson said.

The project will provide concepts and detailed designs of the most appropriate treatments and alignment for this corridor which may include segregated cycle facilities and or on road bike lanes.

“This funding is part of the state government's commitment to delivering better cycling infrastructure and planning.”

The works are part of $6.3 million dedicated to projects that are identified as being part of the Connect To initiative.

Ms Simpson said the Connect To initiative supported projects that connect to significant transport hubs, such as Park’n’Rides, currently being planned, designed or built.

“The new cycling infrastructure will improve the safety of Sunshine Coast cyclists and will directly link to the Horton Parade Bus Station, which will be delivered late 2013,” she said.

This project is one of 28 projects to receive a 50 per cent funding grant in the latest round of Cycle Network Local Government Grants, which awarded a total of $12 million to seven south-east Queensland councils for the delivery of 20km of cycling facilities.

For more information about the Cycle Network Local Government Grant program and on cycling initiatives, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au.

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