Cycling Signage to Boost Safety for Currumbin Games

29 Mar 2018 3:33 PMJann Stuckey Cycling Signage to Boost Safety for Currumbin Games

Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey says that new cycling signage should have been installed months ago on narrow sections of Currumbin Creek Road (CCR) that are included in the Commonwealth Games cycling circuit. 

“Last October, on behalf of Currumbin residents I wrote to Government ministers for Main Roads and the Commonwealth Games requesting them to implement an urgent education and safety awareness campaign to warn drivers and cyclists of the dangers of riding along narrow sections of Currumbin Creek Road but I received no reply. 

“After 6 months of requests to the minister for a safety campaign in Currumbin Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey finally admits there has been an increase in the number of cyclists using Currumbin Creek Road, and on the eve of the Commonwealth Games says more signs are being installed.

“This morning I met with Queensland Police and a Gold Coast City Council representative to view the signs and it would appear they have been erected as a last minute gesture. 

“Multiple signs with different messages have been placed literally at the commencement of dangerous sections of road which does not give motorists much warning of what may lie ahead.

“As a matter of priority I have requested additional signage be installed that advises motorists to be aware of potential cyclists.

“I’m glad the people of Currumbin have finally been listened to and that the safety of road users along CCR will be improved because like many others I have been concerned that a tragedy may occur.

“Let’s hope people see them and take heed of the need to be watchful and careful.

[ENDS] 29/03/2018 
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