New pathway officially opens
Published: 17 Nov 2017
Logan Central is now even more pedestrian and cycle friendly thanks to a new shared pathway that connects people to their place and community.
The $2.2 million shared pedestrian and cycle pathway connects Railway Parade to Logan Gardens, and is the first capital works project implemented under the Logan Central Master Plan. The initiative has been funded by Council and a Queensland Government contribution of $1.1 million.
City of Logan Mayor Luke Smith said support from the school community and the Queensland Government had been critical to the success of this cycle and pedestrian infrastructure.
“It significantly cuts travel time between the Woodridge train station and the Logan City Council Administration area and surrounding attractions, so it will be very popular with the local community,” City of Logan Mayor Luke Smith said.
“Just as importantly, it provides a new community space that will be the first of many works designed to transform the Logan Central and Woodridge precincts.
“It's a significant first step in enabling Logan Central to deliver on its potential as one of the city’s Principal Activity Centres.”
City Centres Special Committee Chairperson Councillor Jon Raven said the pathway was designed to be functional and eye-catching.
"It has landscaping, seating, lighting, CCTV cameras, and a signalised pedestrian crossing on Wembley Road," Cr Raven said.
“This will make the journey safer for school children and will hopefully encourage more people to ditch their cars and walk."
Division 2 Councillor Russell Lutton said the Logan Central Master Plan will see more projects transform the face of central Logan.
“The shared pathway and the recent addition of street art to Station Road in Woodridge have really made a difference to the look and feel of central Logan,” he said.
"Because the pathway runs between Woodridge State School and Logan City Special School, from Charles Avenue to Wembley Road, it encourages children to walk or cycle to school."
Three shade structures provide a place to sit and rest along the pathway.
Arbours located at both ends of the shared pathway provide entrance statements and include designs from local artists, and a painted flag of international colours links the arbours and shade structures and completes the public art component.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads contributed $760,609 through the Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program while the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning contributed $338,847 through the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program.