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Cycle users take on Minister

BICYCLE riders haven't given up the fight for a bikeway beside the Centenary Highway at Springfield.

In October, Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said two new northbound lanes would be added to the project between Springfield Parkway to just south of Johnson Rd, Greenbank.

However, the promised seven kilometres of bike lanes and pathways beside the highway were put on the back-burner.

Robyn Luscombe of Centenary Bicycle User Group, said the group was organising a petition to present to the government.

"It is unacceptable that the Springfield to Richlands project is costing $475 million without incorporating cycling infrastructure," Ms Luscombe said.

"Environmentally and health-conscious-wise we think the bike path should go ahead."

A spokeswoman for Mr Emerson said the government was "committed to getting the best value for money and spending taxpayers money more efficiently".

"Given there are more than 5000 motorists who travel along the Centenary Highway in the morning and afternoon peaks we wanted to review the project and see what could be done to ease the mounting traffic congestion," the spokeswoman said.

"As a result, the proposed seven kilometres of pathways and lowering the Springfield Link Bridge will no longer be delivered as part of this project and we can now deliver two more lanes than the previous government committed to."

For more information, call Robyn Luscombe on 0417 073 181 or email centenarybug@tpg.com.au.

Topics:  cyclists




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