Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Brisbane cyclists to benefit with network increase

Australia, June 11, 2008: "Brisbane City Council will fast-track the expansion of the city's bikeway network and new paths after funding was quadrupled in yesterday's budget.

"More than $25 million will be spent in the coming financial year to build new bike paths and complete 'missing links' in the network.

"City Hall has committed to spending $100 million in four years to build bikeways - four times the amount spent on cycle paths in Lord Mayor Campbell Newman's last term in office.

"'This is a significant commitment that will reduce traffic congestion, decrease carbon emissions, promote fitness and increase safety around schools,' he said yesterday.

Free bike hire around the city
Bicycle Queensland manager Ben Wilson, pictured, said the spending was overdue, but welcome. 'The challenge will be to build enough with the dollars in that four years.'

"In addition, Cr Newman will push ahead with his plan to offer free bike hire around the city, budgeting $600,000 next financial year to kick-start the scheme ..."

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