- Tuesday 22 February 2011
Council's commitment to sustainable transport is beginning to show real results on the ground, as work is set to start on a safer passage for pedestrians and cyclists along David Low Way at Bli Bli .
A $650,000 boardwalk will take shape from 28 February, starting at the service station and continuing round the caravan park to just before Blanch Crescent. Integrated Transport Systems portfolio holder and Division 9 Councillor Vivien Griffin said the project highlighted council's determination to improve walking and cycling infrastructure for Bli Bli residents.
"The boardwalk will be 2.5m wide and will enable pedestrians and cyclists far safer travel than the previous boardwalk allowed," she said.
"This increased focus on pedestrians also responds to the needs of young mums with prams and older residents in mobility scooters.
"We have also allocated significant funds over the coming financial years to extend this pathway to Bradman Avenue and also across the bridge to Godfrey Avenue.
"In this project, council will also replace the narrow pathway from the caravan park entrance up to the new boardwalk with a two-metre-wide concrete pathway.
"Council will assign traffic controllers to alleviate any pedestrian confusion and ensure that safety in the area is upheld.
"All access up the hill from the entrance of the caravan park to Blanch Street intersection will be maintained.
"A detour across the road and back again may be necessary at times and that will be managed by traffic and pedestrian controllers and clearly marked by signs and barriers."
Cr Griffin said the Queensland Government’s Department of Traffic and Main Roads had approved council’s application to construct the new boardwalk and pathways.
"Council has also taken steps to ensure that any native trees that were cleared for this project will be re-planted in the near future," she said.