The new children’s bicycle learn-to-ride facility at Kangaroo Gully Road Park, Bellbowrie is now fully operational, just in time for the rise of bike riders since the coronavirus pandemic.
Brisbane City Council announced the completion of the new facility in February 2021, four months since the construction began late last year. Councillor Greg Adermann said that in addition to the bike paths, Council has installed a new picnic shelter, pedestrian pathways, seating, a drinking fountain and bins; a retaining wall along the eastern boundary of the works, and landscaping works.
Kangaroo Gully Road Park was previously a small playground and picnic facility, but as per Council, it had to be removed because the structures had rusted and were no longer compliant with BCC’s safety standards.
It turned out that the learn-to-ride bike facility was the option most favoured in local community consultation. “It even prompted a visit from my colleague, the Councillor for Walter Taylor who, with his young daughter, road tested it last weekend and gave it the nod of approval,” said Cr Adermann.
“The bike paths have been well designed with an emphasis on educating children about road rules. It will help prepare them for the different situations they will eventually face on open roads and bikeways,” he said.
Cr Adermann added that there is more to come as they have undertaken community consultation about what local residents would like to see at the Pioneer Crescent Park.
Learn more about the Kangaroo Gully Road Park learn-to-ride facility here.