Saddle up for Safer Bike Riding

Bike riding in Goondiwindi is now safer and more connected thanks to the completion of a new link in the Principal Cycle Network Plan.

Cycleway Route (002)
The new 576m section of shared footpath runs along McLean Street from Winton Street to Callandoon Lane.

It connects the existing bicycle network to important community facilities within the CBD, including schools, Goondiwindi Hospital and Goondiwindi Medical Centre.

Mayor Graeme Scheu says he hopes the continued construction of safe off-road cycle routes within the town will encourage more people to consider riding a bike to their destination.

“We already know that Goondiwindi is the most liveable regional town in Queensland, and Council’s investment in bicycle infrastructure and other healthy community initiatives really demonstrates its commitment to that vision.”

Councillor Rick Kearney acknowledged the Queensland Government’s contribution to the project.

“Goondiwindi Regional Council was allocated 50% co-contribution funding through the CN¬LGG to provide safe cycleways as an additional green mode of transport to work, school or for recreation.”

“I’m also very pleased to announce that Council has secured additional funding under the 2018/19 CNLGG program to deliver a further 480 m of shared cycle routes.”

“These will be on McLean Street between Bowen Street and the Macintyre River Walk; Riddle Street between Lagoon Street and Darling Street; and Sandhurst Street between Francis Street and Russell Street.”

“It’s so important in a regional town such as ours to ensure direct, affordable access to community facilities.”