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Samford to Ferny Grove Cycle Link

Overview:

The Samford to Ferny Grove Cycle Link provides a cycle connection between the Ferny Grove Rail Station and Samford Village.

Location:

Between Samford Village and the Ferny Grove Rail Station.

Benefits:

The new cycle route:

  • provides a legible cycling corridor that provides a more direct connection between Samford and Ferny Grove
  • improves cycling safety, way finding and connectivity.

Regions:
North Coast Region

Project info

The Samford to Ferny Grove Cycle Link  provides a new cycle connection between the Ferny Grove Rail Station and Samford Village.

The  project has delivered  a legible  cycling corridor that provides a moredirect cycle connection between Samford and Ferny Grove.

The project was 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 provides a link between Ferny Grove Rail Station and Petersen Road via sections of a dedicated cycleway, as well as on-road 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 was sealed, to connect with McLean Road South. Some lighting and signs were installed at the Camp Mountain Road and McLean Road intersection, and a new section of off-road path connects 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 to undertake planning activities for Stage 2 to connect Samford Village to Stage 1 of the Samford to Ferny Grove Cycle Link.

The planning recommended low cost safety improvements on Petersen Road, Camp Mountain Road and Samford Road to improve cyclist safety and connectivity between Stage 1 of the Cycle Link and Samford Village. Other project options considered were not progressed due to local amenity issues, property impacts or high costs, therefore TMR progressed with delivering on-road cycling improvements between Petersen Road and Samford Village.

On-road cycling improvements

Works were completed in February 2018.  These improvement works included the installation of signs and road markings  at key points along Petersen Road, Camp Mountain Road and Samford Road to clearly mark the connection to Samford Village.

This included yellow bicycle symbols along the road surface to improve awareness of cyclists and directional signs to help cyclists navigate the route.

View the project zone layout.

$85,000 was allocated from the Queensland Government’s Principal Cycle Network Plan South East Queensland to fund these project improvements. This funds cycling facilities on both state and local transport corridors through a program of grants and infrastructure capital works programs.

Contact details

Email: northcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 07 5451 7055
Fax: 07 5451 7098
Last updated
24 May 2018