Death prompts cycling restrictions

THE Road and Traffic Authority has restricted riders from travelling on the stretch of highway from the Waugh Street exit at Chinderah to Banora Point following the death of cyclist Neville Salmon on June 14.

An RTA spokeswoman said safety was the first priority.

“As part of the Banora Point upgrade the RTA is taking measures to improve safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians,” the spokeswoman said. “The RTA has erected new signs for cyclists to encourage the use of the shared path during work.

“This would separate cyclists from the traffic flow during construction and improve safety for cyclists, motorists and pedestrians.”

When the Banora Point upgrade is completed in 2012, cyclists will be able to use the 2.5 metre wide shoulders of the upgraded road in both directions.



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