Monday, 22 October 2007

Cyclists and the Department of Main Roads

Read this snippet below, visit the site and see if you can find Toowoomba mentioned anywhere.

Wouldn't it be good if the Toowoomba range road was provided with a special cycle lane?

And what about the new range crossing the Deputy PM has just announced?

Here we go:


Main Roads considers all road users in the design and maintenance of our state-controlled road network. This includes motorists, public transport users, pedestrians and cyclists.

Main Roads has a policy on Cycling on State Controlled Roads [ - 211 KB]* which states that along priority cycling routes (as shown in regional or local cycle network plans), Main Roads will positively provide for cyclists in road-upgrading projects. On other routes, Main Roads will seek to make state-controlled roads cycle-friendly by incorporating cycle-friendly design in traffic operations, road-upgrading, and maintenance projects. This may include the economical retrofitting of roads where necessary to accommodate cyclists. See the policy for further details.

Positive provision for cyclists includes marked bicycle lanes, bicycle or shared paths or other suitable facilities. Cycle-friendly provision involves road design that makes is easier and safer for cyclists to use a particular section of road.

As a result of this policy, many of our new projects include facilities for cyclists to commute to work and school as well as riding for leisure and fitness.

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