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Samford to Ferny Grove Cycle Link

Overview:

The Samford to Ferny Grove Cycle Link will provide a new cycle path between the Ferny Grove Rail Station and Samford Village.

Location:

Between Samford Village and the Ferny Grove Rail Station.

Benefits:

The new cycle route will:

  • provide a high-quality corridor that provides a safe, fast and direct cycle connection between Samford and Ferny Grove
  • improve cycling connectivity and accessibility for all user groups
  • provide cycle infrastructure to encourage active transport such as cycling and walking
  • help to ease congestion on roads and reduce carbon emissions.

Regions:
North Coast Region

Project info

The Samford to Ferny Grove Cycle Link will provide a new cycle path between the Ferny Grove Rail Station and Samford Village.

The purpose of the project is to deliver a high-quality corridor that provides a safe, fast and direct cycle connection between Samford and Ferny Grove.

The project will be delivered in 2 stages – Stage 1 (Ferny Grove Rail Station to Petersen Road, Samford) and Stage 2 (Petersen Road to Samford Village).

Stage 1

Stage 1 is completed and provides a link between Ferny Grove Rail Station and Petersen Road via sections of separated cycleway, as well as sections through local streets. The project involved improvement works to the existing cycle path along Lanita Road to connect to Samford Forest. A 1.5km path through the forest has been sealed, to connect with McLean Road South. Some lighting and signage works were also undertaken at the Camp Mountain Road and McLean Road intersection, and a new section of off-road path has been built to connect McLean Road North with Petersen Road. This route was officially opened on 12 March 2016.

Stage 2

The Department of Transport and Main Roads appointed WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to undertake planning activities for Stage 2 to connect Samford Village to Stage 1 of the Samford to Ferny Grove Cycle Link.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff identified 3 possible route options for Stage 2 and conducted consultation with the community on these options from Tuesday 1 November to Monday 21 November 2016. Details on each of the route options is provided in the Samford to Ferny Grove Cycle Link Stage 2 Project Flyer.

Planning for Stage 2 of the project is complete following extensive technical investigations and rigorous community engagement.

The planning recommends key safety improvements on Petersen Road, Camp Mountain Road and Samford Road to improve safety and connectivity for cyclists between the existing Stage 1 of the cycle link and Samford Village.

Detailed planning and design for those improvements will begin in the first half of 2017. Further funding for construction of the project will be considered in the future, after assessment of competing priorities and depending on funding availability.

View our Principal Cycle Network Plan South East Queensland for more information on cycling projects. 

Last updated
24 August 2017