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Quad bike cameras help smooth uneven footpaths

Published: 9 September 2016

Quad bike cameras help smooth uneven footpaths

Quad bikes will be out and about on in Logan surveying more than 1100 kilometres of paved footpaths, bike-tracks and public areas, looking for uneven surfaces and other defects over the next few weeks.

Council inspectors will operate two specially licensed bikes, fitted with mobile cameras that capture images and pinpoint sites of damage using GPS as they are ridden along paved paths.

It’s part of a survey undertaken approximately every three years to assess and record footpath defects, providing repair crews with details of damage and exact location.

Roads and Water Committee Chairperson, Cr Phil Pidgeon said the quad bikes would be highly visible and would cause little disruption to residents.

“This is an important program aimed at improving the safety of everyone who uses footpaths throughout the city,” he said.

“It’s a highly effective way of checking for cracks, loose concrete and other damage to enable council crews with the information they need to prioritise their work and ensure repairs are carried out planned manner.

“It’s not the first time Logan City Council has used quad bikes and we have found from previous similar inspections that it’s the quickest and most efficient way to identify problems and have them fixed.

“The bikes are already out on the streets, in all suburbs, and will be conducting survey until the process is completed at the end of October.”

For further details contact Logan City Council on 3412 3412.