Tuesday, April 23, 2024

More bike paths on track for Logan

Logan City Council has outlined plans to increase the number of bike paths across the city.

It says a detailed study has identified the ordered priority for 32 new bike paths.

Council will now work with the Queensland Government to seek co-funding and grant opportunities.

The identified paths will link with key activity areas and educational facilities and complement existing transport networks.

City Infrastructure Chair, Councillor Teresa Lane said bike paths improve liveability.

“They encourage physical activity and also add extra transport options,” Cr Lane said.

A Statement of Intent (SOI) has been devised to ensure all the paths identified align with established activity centres or link in with existing transport corridors.

“This will hopefully provide an incentive for people to get on their bike and make the most of the outdoors,” Cr Lane said.

The latest Cycle Network Infrastructure SOI is the successor to the current SOI which was developed in 2015.

Ninety per cent of the 30 projects on the 2015 document have been delivered or are about to be delivered.  

The Active Logan Participation Study of 2018 found that 9 per cent of residents cycle for fun while 4 per cent use bicycles as a mode of transport.

Building a high-quality, safe, accessible and connected cycle network is a key goal of Council’s Integrated Local Transport Plan, Way2Go: Connecting Logan.

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