BCC’s biggest spend yet on bikeways

June 13th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has welcomed a $43.7 million bikeway investment in the Brisbane City Council Budget.

The funding is the largest single-year allocation to bikeways in Council’s history.

Spending includes $8.5 million for the Indooroopilly Bikeway, $4 million for the Botanic Gardens Riverwalk, $2.9 million for Stage 1 of the Kangaroo Point Bikeway and $3.2 million for the new Gabba Bikeway.

Bicycle Queensland CEO Anne Savage said the organisation was pleased to see nearly $7 million allocated to Emergent Works.

“We will work with Council and the community to ensure this funding goes towards priority projects across Brisbane, including the North Brisbane Bikeway,” Ms Savage said.

“Funding has also been allocated to the Moreton Bay Bikeway and key bikeway links at the Airport, Darra, Sunnybank, Nudgee, Boondall, Inala, Murarrie, and Wishart – among others.”

Ms Savage said vital infrastructure delivered under the Better Bikeways for Brisbane program has helped to improve Brisbane’s liveability, delivering value for money and a nicer city in which to live, work and ride.

“Cities that invest in healthy travel enjoy the benefits, with five dollars gained for every dollar spent,” she said.

“Bikeway growth is essential to our economic prosperity and will position Brisbane to achieve the vision of a healthy, safe, and sustainable travel future, reducing congestion and promoting healthy urban development.

“We commend the Brisbane City Council for investing in a healthy transport future for Brisbane and welcome its commitment to priority bikeway projects, helping to shorten travel times while enhancing the reliability and safety of local transport networks.”

ENDS.

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