New bridge a short-cut for riders
Recreational cyclists, walkers and commuters are the winners in an extension of a popular Slacks Creek bike path.
The Slacks Creek Shared Path will soon connect Reserve Park at Gunungai Drive with the Pacific Highway (M1) service road.
The extension will provide City of Logan bike riders with a future connection to the Veloway (V1) into Brisbane.
The 2.5-metre-wide pathway will include a 35-metre bridge from Reserve Park to Rowland Street, spanning Slacks Creek.
The path will veer left, running north along Rowland Street before turning right onto Westerway Street.
Rather than riders using local roads, it will provide an alternative scenic, safe and potentially time-saving commute to and from the Slacks Creek industrial and commercial precinct.
The $4.2 million cycling and pedestrian link is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments and Logan City Council.
The Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program funded $2.7 million, while the Queensland Government funded $350,536 as part of its Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme.
Division 3 Councillor Mindy Russell says governments had worked together to benefit the community.
‘This exciting extension of our popular Slacks Creek cycle route will be used for day-to-day travel for people going to and from work.
It will also be used recreationally by families,’ Cr Russell says.
‘New lighting and safety cameras will ensure the pathway is a safe and accessible travel option for anyone, at any time.’