A scenic new pathway in West Thornlands offers exercise enthusiasts an additional link to the existing Redlands Coast active pathway network.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council’s vision to provide safer, more accessible pathway routes in the region was outlined in the Redlands Coast Transport Strategy 2020 and it also formed part of the Queensland Government’s Principal Cycle Network Plan.
“The project saw the construction of a shared pathway from Congreve Crescent, north of the Kinross Estate, to the eastern outskirts of the Weippin Street Conservation Area along South Street toward Wellington Street,” Cr Williams said.
“The works also included the construction of raised priority crossings along South Street at Swallow Street and Lorikeet Drive. Inclusion of these priority crossings has improved user safety through better visibility, will reduce the speed of vehicles in the area and discourage hooning activity.
“Delivery of this recreational asset will make it easier for the community to enjoy active transport in Thornlands. The project has created a new connection in west Thornlands and provided a valuable link to Wellington Street, connecting the local community to key destinations, including places of employment, schools and recreation.”
Division 7 Councillor Rowanne McKenzie said the final design ensured pedestrians and cyclists have been provided with a safe and accessible facility.
“The design includes several features that consider the safety of walkers and cyclists, including a kerb and grassed boundary area that separates pathway users from traffic,” Cr McKenzie said.
“The shared pathway is approximately 1.3km long and 2.5-3m wide, providing plenty of space for users to pass one another safely.
“Additionally, the entrances to the pathway between Congreve Crescent and South Street have been designed to prevent vehicles from accessing the pathway and surrounding environmentally sensitive areas.”
The West Thornlands Active Pathway Link was jointly funded by Council and the Queensland Government. It is proudly supported by the Queensland Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program.