Logan pathways to the future

Councillors Hall and Lane at Station Road.

A plan to boost facilities for cyclists, walkers and joggers in the City of Logan is kicking into top gear. Logan City Council is installing shared pathways to connect important services and routes across the city for residents, without the need for a car.

A One km, dual-lane path along Station Rd at Loganlea will link Kingston Rd and Haig Rd. It will also improve access to Logan Hospital, other health services and Loganlea Station.

Wide pathways for riders and pedestrians are also part of the $77.7 million upgrade of Loganlea Rd from Meadowbrook to Slacks Creek.

Infrastructure Chair, Councillor Teresa Lane said the shared pathways would have clear benefits for residents who want to commute without driving.

“Locals can get on a bike, walk or run their way to a healthier lifestyle,” Cr Lane said.

A new path will be built near Arndale Shopping Centre on Cinderella Dr at Springwood.

There will be improved ramps for easier access and an upgraded pedestrian crossing. Council also recently extended the Slacks Track pathway at Slacks Creek.

The new section connects the industrial precinct and the Pacific Highway service road via Rowland St and Gunungai Drive.

The Station Rd and Cinderella Dr projects are jointly funded by Logan City Council and the Queensland Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program.

Division One Councillor Lisa Bradley said Cinderella Drive would be an important piece of infrastructure for Springwood.

“With this shared pathway in the heart of Springwood, families and individuals will be able to get active, connecting to other shared pathways, and eventually the Veloway One into the city,” she said.

Division Three Councillor Mindy Russell Slacks Track would be a “time-saver for locals, and in the future will become more important when riders can get on the Veloway One and cruise into Brisbane.”

Quote attributable to Division Six Councillor Tony Hall (Station Rd):

“A new path along Station Rd will improve safety, as well as access to Loganlea Station, opening up car-free journeys across South East Queensland,” Division Six Councillor Tony Hall said of the Station Road path.

Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey added “There’s no end to the benefits of active transport. From healthier lifestyles to less congestion and wear and tear on our roads.”

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