- Last updated:
- 23 Oct 2016
Council has completeed stage two of the on-road cycle lane project along Tanawha Tourist Drive. The project began in 2010.
Council is making on-road cycle lanes along Tanawha Tourist Drive. They will enhance the current cycling facilities. The key features of the project included:
- upgrading turning treatments at some intersections
- new lighting at the Ilkley Road intersection
- 1.6 to 2.0 metre wide on-road cycle lanes. They will start at Glenmount Road intersection and finish 120 metres south of Mons Road intersection.
These changes improve the cycle connections between Tanawha and Sippy Downs. This includes links to the university and schools in Sippy Downs.
Council will reduced the speed limit in areas under construction.
The design and construction were completed in December 2013.
The benefits of this project include:
- new connections to other cycle lanes. These include the Sippy Downs Drive Cycle Lanes and Claymore Road Cycle Link
- a significant cycle network in the local area
- improved safety for cyclists
- new transport options for local commuters
- better access for recreational cyclists
There are very few options for cyclists to cross the Bruce Highway in this area. As such, Tanawha Tourist Drive is a well-used cycle route.
The Sunshine Coast Cycling Alliance requested this project. Council investigated the project as part of the former Maroochy Council Cycle Network Strategy. Public consultation occurred as part of council's Active Transport Plan.