Study to improve safety for cyclists on Moggill Road
Published Tuesday, 13 June, 2017 at 08:00 AM
Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply
The Honourable Mark Bailey
The Palaszczuk Government is planning a study to make cycling safer along Moggill Road.
Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said the study was prompted following an accident on Moggill Road earlier this year which claimed the life of a cyclist.
“We take the safety of all road users very seriously and the Palaszczuk Government is committed to making cycling safer and more accessible for all Queenslanders,” Mr Bailey said.
“Moggill Road forms part of the Principle Cycle Network to the west of Brisbane and there have been a number of incidents along this corridor, it’s important that we identify potential solutions to make it safer for cyclists.
“The study will explore short and long-term options to improve safety for cyclists and evaluate alternative cycling connections to the area to create safer cycling access from Kenmore, Chapel Hill, Brookfield and Fig Tree Pocket to the Centenary Cycleway.”
Mr Bailey said following the incident earlier this year, TMR had been in discussions with local government and cycling bodies about potential improvements to the corridor.
“Transport and Main Roads has had discussions with Brisbane City Council, Bicycle Queensland and the Brisbane West Bicycle User Group to explore potential safety improvements along Moggill Road,” he said.
“I would like to thank these groups for their input and shared commitment to improving cycling safety and we look forward to working with them throughout the study.”
Mr Bailey said minor safety works had already been completed on Moggill Road in recent years, but the study would investigate what more could be done.
“In 2014 changes were made to signage and line marking along Moggill Road to improve safety for cyclists,” he said.
“We also completed works in 2016 between Chapel Hill Road and the Centenary Motorway on-ramp which involved the installation of signage, green bike lanes at side streets and marking of available road shoulders with bicycle lane symbols.
“This latest study will identify options to further improve the safety of cycling in this area.”
The study is expected to take around eight months.
For more information on cycling in Queensland, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Travel-and-transport/cycling.
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