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Bikes safe on new path

BIKE PATH: Changes are being made to the corner of Branyan st and Bourbong st to help improve safety for cyclists. Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail
BIKE PATH: Changes are being made to the corner of Branyan st and Bourbong st to help improve safety for cyclists. Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail Zach Hogg BUN030614BKE2

BUNDABERG cyclists have welcomed the start of construction work to improve safety for bike riders and pedestrians along Takalvan and Bourbong Sts.

Construction began yesterday and Bundaberg MP Jack Dempsey said upgrades to cyclist crossing facilities at the intersection of Bourbong and Branyan Sts was part of a plan for a brighter and safer future for all road users.

"Pedestrian safety will be improved by upgrading existing pram ramps and tactile ground surface indicators (raised pavement markings), which will also assist the visually impaired to safely negotiate the crossings," Mr Dempsey said.

"A shared green bicycle lane and associated signage will be introduced on both approaches on Bourbong St to boost cyclist safety by reducing the potential for conflict with other vehicles."

Bundaberg Mad Cycologists president Brendan Clancy welcomed the safety improvements.

"I think it's important because sometimes these intersections are the conflict point where cyclists are at more risk," he said.

"Most motorists are very good and most cyclists try to do the right thing but any improvement where bikes don't need to get close to cars is a good thing. It's better for everyone to reduce these conflict areas."

Mr Clancy said one safety improvement he'd love to see was a bike path from Bundaberg to the coast.

"The big thing a lot of cyclists have wanted is a dedicated bike path to Bargara," he said. "The road shoulders are very narrow along those roads."

The current safety upgrade works will be carried out from 6am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday with some night works as required.

"We appreciate there are several businesses nearby and realise the importance of keeping noise to a minimum when working at night," Mr Dempsey said.

"We also understand adjacent businesses enjoy the benefits of on-street parking at this location, so will work to minimise any impacts as much as possible."

Mr Dempsey advised motorists to expect changed traffic conditions while works are under way.

The works are expected to be completed by July.



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