A step forward for pedestrian safety
  • Tuesday 17 July 2012

Accessing local shops and public transport will soon be safer and more convenient for pedestrians in Mountain Creek.

Sunshine Coast Council is set to construct a 2m wide pathway approximately 200m between Karawatha Drive and Mountain Creek Road.

Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said the new pathway would replace the existing gravel pathway.

"This will enable pedestrians a much safer and more functional all-weather access to and from nearby shops and public transport," he said.

"Council is committed to increasing the pathway networks across the region in order to provide a safe mechanism for pedestrians and cyclists to leave their cars at home and enjoy their local environment."

All pathways in Queensland are shared between cyclists, pedestrians and other wheeled devices (unless otherwise signed). Everyone should keep left, keep the path clear and give way to pedestrians. For more information visit the road safety page on council’s website.

Construction of the pathway is scheduled to start on the week commencing 16 July and is expected to be complete within two weeks (weather permitting).

Council will endeavour to avoid disturbing large and established trees while carrying out the works. During construction, some property access may be affected for short durations. Council officers will contact residents, where relevant, to discuss timing for access or parking if work is likely to block entrances.