- Wednesday 17 November 2010
Building bikeways that encourage kids to ride to school rather than traveling by car is a blueprint for a better environment and healthier youngsters.
Its an outcome Sunshine Coast Council has achieved at Beerwah State School after constructing a shared bikeway along Peachester Road that links with the school campus.
Division 1 Councillor, Anna Grosskreutz said the project had provided mutual benefits.
"As part of this project some of the school’s land was donated to Council to allow the bikeway to be constructed along Peachester Road," she said.
"In return, Council provided a dedicated bike shelter to the school to allow students to lock up their bikes during the day and encourage more youngsters to ride their bikes and scooters to school.
"This is consistent with Council’s aim to pave the way for more students to ride bikes to school rather than relying on the car and improve environmental sustainability across our region."
Beerwah State School Principal, Eric Greentree said the new bike shelter would house the school’s existing bike racks and included room formore than 60 bikes and scooters.
"This is a great result for our students and I thank Sunshine Coast Council for engaging in a successful working partnership with our school to achieve this outcome," he said.
Cr Grosskreutz will officially open the new bike shelter at Beerwah State School on 23 November at 9:15am.