New cycle and walking paths for Forster Tuncurry now completed
15 June 2016
Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead today announced cyclists and pedestrians can benefit from the completion of a $1 million package of work to provide new bike and walking paths in Forster and Tuncurry.
Mr Bromhead today officially opened completed work at the Townsend/Cross Street Bridge project with Mid Coast Council’s Director of Engineering Services, Ron Hartley (Forster Office) and Roads and Maritime representative, Acting Manager Network and Safety, Corinne Thompson.
Mr Bromhead said the NSW Government has committed $40 million this financial year to provide more than 380 walking and cycling projects across the state to help improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians, encourage more people to be active and connect communities.
“The project was aimed at building crucial missing links in the cycling and walking network around Forster and Tuncurry to provide better connections between local suburbs and public transport,” Mr Bromhead said.
“End of trip facilities such as bike parking hubs, shelters and lockers were provided at communal meeting places and public areas.
“The project also involved installing new clear and consistent route signage and information throughout the Great Lakes area to improve wayfinding.”
Mr Bromhead said cycling is more popular than ever and with walking trips on the rise, the NSW Government is focused on providing the safe and necessary infrastructure to support local communities.
“With a safer, more convenient and more connected cycle and walking network, more people will leave the car at home and get active,” Mr Bromhead said.
“The work began in July last year and was delivered in partnership with Mid Coast Council with a contribution of $219,000.
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