Cyclists, drivers seek safe path

THE co-existence of cyclists and motorists relies on roads, and local cyclists say they are by and large happy with our local paths.

The Daily News asked some peddle pushers if more bike tracks were needed - especially in light of the near miss yesterday morning - and the answer was "not really".

Tony Simonelli, who is gearing up for the national championships, said the road between Warwick and Stanthorpe could do with improvement.

"It's the only one I wouldn't ride on," he said.

"But the actual roads through Warwick are quite good. The Warwick-Stanthorpe one hasn't got a shoulder all the way and it can be narrow."

He said most riders feel "quite safe" on other main roads and that Warwick was a "very friendly" cycling area.

"The only other thing I would advocate is for more signage on the main road leading into Warwick saying 'watch for cyclists'."

Another Warwick cyclist John Creed said he could think of three changes that would improve life on the road for riders.

"I reckon it wouldn't hurt if the Condamine River paths were more user-friendly," he said.

"The paths could be wider so people don't have to get off the path."

He said to help children learn how to ride a bike he would like to see a bike park.

"It might be just 10m x 20m but it fits in stop signs and traffic lights and teaches kids about road rules."

Mr Creed agreed with Mr Simonelli about more signage to warn motorists.


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