- Wednesday 23 October 2013
Providing safe and sustainable methods of transport is a key objective for Sunshine Coast Council and that has now been achieved on Petrie Creek Road.
Transport Strategy Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said on-road cycle lanes were now complete on a three kilometre stretch of Petrie Creek Road, Diddillibah.
“This project completes a link on the Principal Cycle Network Plan (PCNP) between Nambour and Maroochydore – both regional activity centres in the South East Queensland Regional Plan,” he said.
“The works connect to Council’s Cycle Network Plan (CNP) projects that are currently under construction along David Low Way between Blanch Cresent and Eudlo Creek Bridge. These projects are due to be completed this financial year and will provide connectivity to Bli Bli to the north and Maroochydore to the east.
“The proposed David Low Way Cycle Link also connects these works to the proposed CNP project along Fishermans Road, providing further connectivity to the southern suburbs including Sippy Downs regional centre.”
Division 7 Councillor Ted Hungerford said the project would enable safer travels for cyclists.
“These works involved widening of the existing road pavement to provide an on-road cycle lane on each side of Petrie Creek Road to enhance safety for cyclists travelling along this section of road,” he said.
“This project enables locals to adopt a more sustainable transport method and to do so with increased safety which is a great thing.”
The State Government contributed $375,000 towards the $1,100,000 project.