Improving cyclist safety on Mona Vale Road, Terrey Hills
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
Cyclists will soon benefit from improvements to the intersection of Mona Vale Road, Myoora Road and Forest Way at Terrey Hills.
Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea said work will start on Sunday to provide an important missing link in the local cycleway network and improve road safety for cyclists and motorists.
“Mona Vale Road provides an important link for all road users to the Northern Beaches suburbs,” Mr O’Dea said.
Currently there is a one metre shoulder for cyclists on the eastbound side between Myoora Road to about 100 metres west of the intersection and no road shoulder at the intersection to about 15 metres east.
An analysis of crash data in the five years to 31 December 2013 showed there has been two reported injury crashes involving cyclists at the traffic lights at the intersection of Mona Vale Road, Myoora Road and Forest Way.
Mr O’Dea said, “This $400,000 project aims to improve safety for cyclists with a new cycle lane along Mona Vale Road to link with the existing cycleway infrastructure. Traffic light adjustments will also be made to provide a safer crossing.
“Community feedback was sought on the proposal during March this year and the majority of feedback supported the new cycleway,” Mr O’Dea said.
Work will be carried out from 8pm to 5am for 30 nights between Sunday 15 May and Monday 11 July to minimise the impact on road users.
There may be changed traffic conditions in place including reduced speed limits and lane closures.
Motorists should follow the direction of traffic control and allow extra travel time.
For the latest traffic information call 132 701, download the Live Traffic NSW App or visit livetraffic.com.
For more information on cycleways visit http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/bicycles/cyclewayfinder/index.html
Media: For further comment, please contact Jonathan O'Dea on 0418 241 500
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