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Mooloolaba to Maroochydore cycleway


4 May 2020 | Source: Queensland Government - Department of Transport and Main Roads


The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and Sunshine Coast Council are partnering to deliver the M2M cycleway, which will provide a separated cycleway connecting Mooloolaba to Maroochydore.

When complete, the 6 kilometre-long, 3 metre-wide cycleway will provide a safe off-road connection for all active transport users from the Sunshine Motorway near the Mooloolah River, through Mooloolaba to the new Maroochydore City Centre at Maude Street in Maroochydore.

The M2M cycleway is being delivered over 7 stages as funding becomes available. More information about the stages and delivery can be found on the project webpage at www.tmr.qld.gov.au/m2mcycleway


Design is underway for Stage 6 of the Mooloolaba to Maroochydore (M2M) cycleway. It is open for feedback from 11 May to 31 July 2020 via the following channels:

Use the interactive map to have your say on the preferred option for Stage 6 of the M2M cycleway.

Alternatively, you can use the feedback form, or provide a written submission via email or letter to TMR by close of business on Friday 31 July 2020, using the contact details below.


Benefits


•  increased road safety
•  increased safety for bike riders and pedestrians
•  increased cycling trips
•  improved health and lifestyle for the local community
•  reduced traffic demand
•  reduced parking demand 
•  increased tourism opportunities. 

 

The M2M Cycleway will deliver a number of benefits, including:


The project map shows the entire proposed alignment.



About Stage 6
 

This 1.2km section from Mary Street at Alexandra Headland to Sixth Avenue at Maroochydore has been identified as a high priority due to safety and capacity issues.

A dedicated cycle facility (with a separated pathway) will reduce the need for interaction between motorists and people riding bikes on roads. It will also reduce interaction between active transport users and pedestrians on the existing footpaths, improving safety, comfort and travel time for all users.


 


 

Initial consultation on the M2M cycleway project was held in September and October 2019. The feedback received has been used to inform the planning and develop a preferred option for Stage 6. Outcomes of the initial consultation can be found here.

The Queensland Government has allocated $6.7 million for delivery of Stage 6.

The preferred option developed for Stage 6 involves:

•  constructing a three-metre-wide, two-way dedicated cycleway to provide appropriate separation between bike riders, pedestrians and vehicles.

•  relocating the existing parallel parking between Sixth Avenue and Okinja Road to accommodate the new cycleway and an upgraded shared path between Parker Street and Okinja Road.
•  relocating 91 car parks across the corridor.
•  providing 111 new car parks by establishing two new off-street car park facilities near Sea Breeze Caravan Park and Okinja Road and providing additional angle parks in the Alexandra Headlands Surf Life Saving Club car park. 
•  improving safety at the Sixth Avenue intersection by raising the pedestrian and bike crossing and installing a new signalised pedestrian crossing on the left-turn slip lane.
•  installing new signalised pedestrian and bike crossing points at Maroubra Street to provide a future connection to M2M Stage 7, which will link to the Maroochydore Central Business District.
•  installing median fencing in high risk areas along Aerodrome Road/Alexandra Parade.
•  providing a new mid-block signalised pedestrian crossing between Okinja Road and Mari Street.
•  relocating the existing Okinja Road bus stop to the south of the intersection.
•  closing the car park exit at the Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club and relocating the bus stop to an ‘in-lane’ bus stop.
•  providing a new left-turn into the Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club car park.
•  landscaping and shade trees along the cycleway and new car parks.
•  resurfacing the northbound lane of Alexandra Parade as part of a TMR maintenance program.

 

project timeline
 


Construction completed
 


Stage 2 – Amarina Avenue, Mooloolaba, to Foote Street, Mooloolaba (completed between 2012 and 2018 as part of the Minyama to Mooloolaba cycleway project).



Planning underway


•  Stage 1 from Mooloolah River to Amarina Avenue at Mooloolaba (TMR delivery)
•  Stage 3 from Foote Street at Mooloolaba to the Mooloolaba Foreshore Precinct (SCC delivery)
•  Stage 4 from Mooloolaba Foreshore Precinct to Venning Street at Mooloolaba (SCC delivery)
•  Stage 5 from from Venning Street at Mooloolaba to Mary Street at Alexandra Headland (TMR delivery)
•  Stage 6 from Mary Street at Alexandra Headland to Sixth Avenue at Maroochydore (TMR delivery)
•  Stage 7 from Maroubra Street to Maud Street at Maroochydore (SCC delivery).

 

 

Useful information


M2M cycleway project map
Frequently asked questions
Stage 6 M2M project newsletter
Consultation Summary 
Feedback form 



Contact details

 
Email:m2mcycleway@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone:  1800 324 927* (during business hours, Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm)
Post: 

M2M cycleway,

Reply Paid 88117,

Cotton Tree Qld 4558

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