Redlands Coast residents are encouraged to use National Ride2Work Day on Wednesday 21 October as an opportunity to explore the region’s naturally wonderful attractions.
Mayor Karen Williams said Redlands Coast was a safe place for active travel, with many dedicated cycling paths and bike lanes.
“Cycling is a great way to stay active and to explore our beautiful region,” she said.
“Redlands Coast has an extensive network of bike trails, many of which take in scenic views of our coastline and meander through bushland and parks.
“We also have bike paths and tracks which connect to bus, train, ferry and barge terminals so, even if you have a long commute, there are safe options to travel part of the way by bicycle.”
‘Active Travel’ and ‘Behaviour Change’ are Council priorities, as identified in the Redlands Coast Transport Strategy.
“To this end we are focussed on delivering high quality infrastructure that protects cyclists and offers a direct route to key activity centres and services,” Cr Williams said.
“Many people already walk or cycle on a daily basis and Ride2Work Day is all about encouraging more people to swap the car for a bike, whether it’s for work, to visit a friend or for a trip to the shops or the library.
“Cycling is not only a pollution-free mode of transport, it also has great health and fitness benefits.”
Cr Williams said there were plenty of options for longer or more advanced cycling which residents could enjoy at weekends.
“The Moreton Bay Cycleway offers some stunning rides along our foreshore and through natural bushland.
“There are also cycleways linking Cleveland and Capalaba, at Ross Creek and Weinam Creek and along the Point Halloran foreshore.
“For the more adventurous there are mountain bike trails in a number of local conservation areas, and there are also cycling tracks on our islands, with opportunities to explore diverse landscapes and take in panoramic views across Moreton Bay.”
Local cycling paths:
- Moreton Bay Cycleway – with 20 parks along the way with side trips to Cleveland Point and Wellington Point.
- Cleveland-Capalaba Cycleway – follow the footpath markings from the Cleveland railway station to Sam Sciacca Park at Capalaba.
- Ross Creek Pathway from Beach Street Thornlands to Shore Street Cleveland and onto Cleveland Point.
- Weinam Creek path system.
- Point Halloran foreshore and Point Halloran Conservation area.
- Capalaba Regional Park – Killarney Crescent to Brewer Street with loops within Capalaba Regional Park.
- Coochiemudlo Island, Emerald Fringe Loop – use existing paths, tracks and local roads to circumnavigate the island and finish with a cuppa at the foreshore café.
- Raby Bay – Raby Bay to foreshore via Masthead Drive.
Longer and more adventurous rides:
- Bayview Conservation Area – around 60km of mountain bike and bushwalking trails.
- Don and Christine Burnett Conservation Area – mountain bike trails and bushwalking trails. Part of a large trail system which also includes Neville Lawrie Reserve and Daisy Hill Conservation Park.
- Redland Track Park (Scribbly Gums Conservation Area) – mountain bike trails and bushwalking trails.
- Ford Road Conservation Area – mountain bike trails and bushwalking trails.
- Sandy Creek Conservation Area – mountain bike, bushwalking, horse riding on fire trail system trails
- Greater Glider Conservation Area – mountain bike, bushwalking, horse riding on fire trail system trails.
- Emu Street Conservation Area – mountain bike, bushwalking, horse riding on fire trail system trails.
- There are also cycling tracks on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands and North Stradbroke Island/Minjerribah.
For more information contact the Redlands Coast Visitor Information Centre on 1300 667 386 or visit the Sport and Recreation page on Council’s website.