CY­CLING ON THE GO

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

More than five times more peo­ple in the Dou­glas Shire cy­cle to work com­pared to the rest of Queens­land on av­er­age. A re­port pro­duced by the state govern­ment, the Far North Queens­land Prin­ci­pal Cy­cle Net­work Plan, shows 6.3 per cent of jour­ney to work trips are made by bike in the Dou­glas Shire, the high­est rate in Far North Queens­land and higher than the Queens­land av­er­age of 1.1 per cent. The plan iden­ti­fies iconic recre­ational routes in the Dou­glas Shire in­clud­ing the Mow­bray Loop, the Shan­non­vale Road Loop and Moss­man Gorge Road as well as the long dis­tance coastal route con­nect­ing Cairns and Cook­town via Cape Tribu­la­tion. Coun­cil is fi­nal­is­ing a five-year cy­cle­way cap­i­tal works pro­gram that seeks to in­vest al­most $2 mil­lion in cy­cling in­fra­struc­ture.

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