The government is making commuting to work via bicycle safer than ever and encourages everyone to jump on board.
Cyclists pleas are answered as a new bridge is set to be built over Moggill Road at the Centenary Motorway interchange between the Western Suburbs and Brisbane City.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson says the $10 million bridge would deliver for all Queenslanders, as close to 60 per cent of Queensland households have access to a bike and about 814,000 Queenslanders ride a bike every week.
“Cyclists currently travelling on this section of the bikeway have to contend with four lanes of traffic, as well as the on-ramps and off-ramps to the Western Freeway,” Mr Emerson said.
“I have spoken with a number of cyclists and motorists concerned about how dangerous this intersection is, particularly given about 800 cyclists use the bikeway every day.
As a popular path for recreational and commuter cyclists, Mr Emmerson believes the new bridge will make for a safer connection and encourage more people to get out on their bikes.
Mr Emerson says while the government has had to make some tough financial decisions, this was another example of a project that could be delivered with some of the savings found.
“We have come up with a cost-effective solution to a problem cyclists have been telling us about on this very busy stretch of road,” he says.
Construction is expected to begin next year on the bicycle bridge over Moggill Road.
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