RIDING HIGH: Cr Cheryl Bromage, State Member for Ipswich West Sean Choat and Cr Charlie Pisasale inspect the bike area on Old Toowoomba Rd at One Mile on Thursday.
RIDING HIGH: Cr Cheryl Bromage, State Member for Ipswich West Sean Choat and Cr Charlie Pisasale inspect the bike area on Old Toowoomba Rd at One Mile on Thursday. Rob Williams

On the road to new safe cycle network

ANOTHER piece of what one day promises to be a network of safe paths for cyclists has opened.

Ipswich City Council and the State Government split funding responsibilities down the middle for stage one of the bikeway project - a dedicated lane running for a few kilometres between Toongarra Rd and the Three Mile Bridge on Old Toowoomba Rd.

For $275,000, council designed and built the bike lanes, which run either side of the road out to the Amberley RAAF base.

Council infrastructure spokeswoman Cr Cheryl Bromage said the ultimate aim was to run the bike lanes all the way out to the back entrance to the base.

"There is a significant number of people who work at the RAAF base who ride to work, which is fantastic," Cr Bromage said.

"The path will eventually go all the way out to the RAAF gate, but first we have to wait for them to build the new back entrance."

The next two stages involve the construction of bikeways from Toongarra Rd to Hooper St, West Ipswich, as part of council's five-year plan.


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