Samford to Ferny Grove cycle route consultation

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is moving forward with its planning for a cycle route between Samford and Ferny Grove, for which $1 million was allocated in this year’s state budget.

Some more information is in the flyer from the Department about the current consulation: ( PDF, 1.5 MB)

Flyer about the consultation.
(Click for the full flyer)

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is seeking community feedback to plan and design a cycle route from Samford to the Ferny Grove Train Station.

There are two proposed routes being investigated:

  • A dedicated cycling lane following Samford Road from Samford Village to the Ferny Grove Train Station.
  • A route connecting residential roads in Samford and Ferny Grove through a bushland setting along the former railway line to Ferny Grove.

The planning phase of the project is expected to be completed in April 2012 when the designers will recommend the route that will best meet residents’ needs.

Get involved and have your say!

Community consultation is an important part of our active transport and road planning processes.

You can provide feedback by:

  • Attending an information session
  • Emailing your comments to
    samford.cycle@tmr.qld.gov.au
  • Calling the project team on 3137 8421
  • Completing the form over the page.

The department values your opinion and looks forward to receiving your feedback.

The consultation period closes on Tuesday 31 January 2012.

Public information sessions

Saturday 3 December, 1:30-2:30pm
Samford CWA Hall, Main Street, Samford

Monday 5 December, 7:00-8:00pm
Old Catholic Church, Samford Road, Samford

Find out more

Email
samford.cycle@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone
3137 8421 (8.30am – 5pm)
Website
www.tmr.qld.gov.au
Post
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Reply Paid 70
Spring Hill Qld 4004
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One Response to Samford to Ferny Grove cycle route consultation

  1. Paul B says:

    I would love to ride Ferny Grove to Samford regularly, but the current road is too tight and on the hills the speed differential between bikes and cars is too great. Cycling amongst 80km/h traffic is not fun either.
    I’d support either proposal, with a leaning towards the rail trail option, although if it is a rail trail then it must be sealed; if it is not sealed then it is not really an option for road cyclists and they will stay out on the road.
    A dedicated cycling lane beside but away from the road – ie. a seperate piece of infrastructure – would be a very good outcome and would most likely retain the testing nature of the ride.

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