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Scenic coastal route to shine as summer ready to roll

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Scenic coastal route to shine as summer ready to roll

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Some of the most scenic coastline in Queensland is right on our doorstep

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One of the Sunshine Coast’s most scenic routes will be showcased via a video series and with pop-up stalls, as summer arrives.

The Coastal Pathway is unique to the region and it offers residents a safe, off-road, connected pathway from Bells Creek in the south to Coolum in the north.

Sunshine Coast Council will run stalls along the pathway during November and December to display pathway features and share tips, to ensure everyone enjoys their pathway experience.

Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson said the pathway was a terrific recreational asset for locals and visitors and it also served as a valuable transport function.

“We have some of the most scenic coastline in Queensland right on our doorstep, and the Coastal Pathway provides free and easy access for all,” he said.

“With many people using the pathway, it’s vital that we’re considerate of others while we’re out and about.”

The Coastal Pathway provides free and easy access for all.

Sunshine Coast Council Environment and Liveability Portfolio Councillor Peter Cox said the pathway would also be showcased to local, domestic and overseas audiences with the release of a video series on council’s YouTube channel, showing the beauty and diversity of the pathway.

“Locals, visitors and potential visitors can take in the scenery, enjoying the view from various locations along the way and planning where they’d like to take their next ride,” he said.

The videos feature the full length of the Coastal Pathway in easy to watch segments, which will be available on council’s website by searching ‘Coastal Pathway’ or on Council’s YouTube channel.

The Coastal Pathway-showcasing initiative is supported by the Queensland Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants program.

The Coastal Pathway will be showcased on site and online.

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Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said investing in bike-riding projects delivered positive benefits for local communities.

“We know that, on average, every dollar we invest in bike-riding infrastructure will return nearly five dollars in economic benefit to Queensland with improved health outcomes, reduced traffic congestion and lower transport costs,” he said.

More money is being spent on public walkways and cycleways.

“That’s why the Queensland Government has committed $252 million in funding over the next four years to support and encourage bike riding across the state, including projects across the Coastal Pathway, to improve facilities for locals and tourists alike.

“Investments like this will help get more people riding more often around the Sunshine Coast community.”

Check out the new Coastal Pathway campaign by visiting Sunshine Coast Council.

Council reminds everyone to share the path when out and about. All users should have respect for others and slow down, keep left, pass on the right, and don’t block the pathway for others.

 

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