Top marks for new pedestrian link
  • Friday 24 June 2011

Developing safe and sustainable transport infrastructure projects is a key aim for Sunshine Coast Council as part of its ongoing commitment to improving safety, lifestyle and the environment.

A new pedestrian and cycle pathway is set to be constructed along the western side of Claymore Road. Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said the project would enable safer pedestrian travel to nearby education facilities.

"This will involve the construction of a new 732m x 3m stretch of pedestrian and cyclist pathway along the western side of Claymore Road from Sippy Downs Drive through to Bainbridge Circuit," he said.

"It will connect the local university and schools to the southern of the Chancellor Village Estate and beyond to any new developments south of Sippy Downs.

"It will also create a green and sustainable transport option by allowing more people to leave their cars at home as well as ensuring that school students and recreation cycle and pathway users can safely commute to the nearby education facilities."

The $1.1million works represent stage two of the project. Stage one included the construction of pedestrian and cyclist pathway along Claymore Road that linked Fitzwilliam Street to Albany Street across the bottom of Chancellor Lakes.

Cr Dickson said the state government had jointly funded the second stage of works that would start in late July.

"I would like to thank the MP for Kawana, Jarrod Bleijie for helping council fast track stage two of this terrific project by securing a $550,000 grant from state government," he said.

"This new infrastructure will provide very important transport links for what is a positive and progressive area of the Sunshine Coast."

Stage two works are expected to be complete by December (weather permitting). All pathways (more commonly known as footpaths) in Queensland are legally shared zones for cyclists and pedestrians, including skaters, scooters and rip-sticks, unless signed otherwise.

For further information about sharing pathways, visit the Share with Care campaign on council's website