- Wednesday 11 May 2011
Sunshine Coast Council is improving safety for cyclists in Nambour as part of its commitment to provide a more sustainable transport network for the community.
Council has installed green cycle treatments at key areas along Perwillowen Road to highlight areas where cyclists are vulnerable and to encourage motorists to be extra vigilant.
Green Cycle Treatments are for the exclusive use of cyclists and are used in areas of potential conflict, such as intersections and roundabouts. Motorists should pay extra attention when green paint is used, especially when turning.
Division 10 Councillor Paul Tatton said by making Nambour’s roads safer for cyclists, council is encouraging more sustainable transport choices, promoting physical activity and helping to minimise traffic congestion in the community.
“Council’s recently adopted Sunshine Coast Active Transport Plan 2011 – 2031 recognises walking and cycling as modes of transport which cause minimal environmental damage compared with motor car use,” Cr Tatton said.
“The installation of bicycle lanes is one of the actions identified in the Sunshine Coast Active Transport Plan 2011 – 2031 to improve the safety of our roads.
“People need to be confident their roads are safe before they’re willing to give up their motor car for a bicycle, even if it is for only one trip a week.
“I encourage residents to make use of this new infrastructure to simultaneously do their part for the environment and enjoy some physical exercise while commuting or travelling around the area. A few minor changes in how we travel can make a huge impact.
“The development of safer measures for cyclists demonstrates council’s commitment to delivering a more sustainable lifestyle by managing growth, protecting our environment and serving the community.”
For a copy of the Sunshine Coast Active Transport Plan 2011 – 2031, visit the Sunshine Coast Council website