THE first stage of a multi-million dollar extension to Moreton Bay Cycleway is now open.
Another 850 metres of the cycleway, which links to pathways at Cameron Court Park and School Road, Victoria Point, is now open to cyclists and recreational trail users.
The new section is three metres wide, and winds through the Point Halloran Conservation Area.
"This newly-opened section, and the stages to follow soon, will provide important linkages between existing bike paths and will greatly improve usability, accessibility and overall visitor experience," Redlands mayor Karen Williams said.
Cr Williams said work on section two of the upgrade would begin soon.
It will include another 350m of boardwalk and 360m of footpath.
Stage three, an on-road link via Lakefield Drive, will be finished by mid-2020.
The $1.83 million Moreton Bay Cycleway Section 1 project is funded by council and the state government, through the 2018-19 Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program.
Deputy mayor and Division 4 Councillor Lance Hewlett said a trip along the newly-completed section of the cycleway offered a great recreational experience.
"We now have a new way for people to enjoy natural assets and connect across our city, with residents and visitors soon being able to pedal from Cleveland to Victoria Point along the Moreton Bay Cycleway," Cr Hewlett said.
Redlands MP Kim Richards said the government was delighted to partner with council on the project.
"We want to see people heading outdoors and enjoying recreational and health benefits, and state government has been proud to support council in delivering this cycleway," Ms Richards said.
"Moreton Bay Cycleway provides high quality and safe cycling infrastructure and this project is an example of what can be achieved through collaboration."
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