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 1km, 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.

Crs Hall and Lane at Station Road
Crs Hall and Lane at Station Road

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.

“This link at Slacks Creek is a time-saver for locals, and in the future will become more important when riders can get on the Veloway 1 and cruise into Brisbane,” said Division 3 Councillor Mindy Russell.

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.

“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,” said Division 6 Councillor Tony Hall.

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