Stage One of a new cycleway in Bundaberg will soon be complete, providing walkers, runners and cyclists with a path connecting them to the CBD.
The site, situated on Walla Street and Boundary Street, is part of a larger cycle network identified by the Department of Main Roads in their Principle Cycle Network Plan.
Council's senior engineer program management Clete Perrott said, once complete, the pathway would link to Walker Street to the CBD.
“It will provide Bundaberg South residents with direct connectivity to the CBD while promoting a healthy and active lifestyle within our community,” he said.
According to Clete, Stage One of the work commenced in early February 2020 by Bundaberg Regional Council’s Civil Works branch.
“This stage involves pedestrian and cycling improvements along Walla Street from Park Street to George Street,” he said.
“Included in the scope of works is the provision of on-road cycle lanes for commuting cyclists and a 2.5m wide shared off-road facility on the eastern side of Walla Street for pedestrians and less experienced cyclists.
“Also included in the works is the installation of a pedestrian refuge near the Walla Street/Park Street intersection to allow for a link to the previously completed shared pathway in Park Street and Tantitha Streets.”
Clete said future stages were expected to follow as funding was made available through the Cycle Network Local Government Grants program.
Stage One is expected to be completed by early May 2020.
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