The Southern Downs boasts a strong cycling community (pictured: Peter Forbes and Lorian Graham at Melrose Station, Killarney).
The Southern Downs boasts a strong cycling community (pictured: Peter Forbes and Lorian Graham at Melrose Station, Killarney). John Towells

Southern Downs cyclists welcome new pathway potential

SOUTHERN Downs cyclists are expected to benefit from a cycle routes in Warwick and Stanthorpe CBDs.

Southern Downs Regional Council this afternoon announced the council was successful in securing funding under the Queensland Government's Cycle Network Local Government Grants program. 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has awarded the council $38,000 with the council to contribute $43,000 to the projects to establish and develop cycle network routes in and around the Stanthorpe and Warwick central business districts.
 

The PCNP is a coordinated program whereby DTMR works with regional councils to develop cycle networks that will encourage more daily cycling trips by connecting origin and destination points.

The plan uses both State and Local Government controlled roads to build safe, direct and connected cycle paths.

The funding will enable Council to establish and signpost cycle lanes, informing road users of the presence of cyclists.