Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Path to Safer Cycling Opens; Bikeway Goes a Long Way towards Making City Cycle Trips Much Safer

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Path to Safer Cycling Opens; Bikeway Goes a Long Way towards Making City Cycle Trips Much Safer

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Byline: Andrew Korner andrew.korner@qt.com.au

ANOTHER piece of what one day promises to be a network of safe paths for cyclists has opened.

Ipswich City Council and the State Government split funding responsibilities down the middle for stage one of the bikeway project a a dedicated lane running for a few kilometres between Toongarra Rd and the Three Mile Bridge on Old Toowoomba Rd.

For $275,000, council designed and built the bike lanes, which run either side of the road out to the Amberley RAAF base.

Council infrastructure spokeswoman Cr Cheryl Bromage said the ultimate aim was to run the bike lanes all the way out to the back entrance to the base.

aThere is a significant number of people who work at the RAAF base who ride to work, which is fantastic,a Cr Bromage said.

aThe path will eventually go all the way out to the RAAF gate, but first we have to wait for them to build the new back entrance.

aIam very proud that this project has been entirely designed and constructed by council officers, which is a testament to our ability to manage projects of scale that would otherwise require the engagement of external consultants. …

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