Bay Run upgrade open to the public

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Widening work is now complete on a 400 metre shared path stretch of the Bay Run adjacent to Timbrell Drive and Arthur Street at Five Dock.

Minister for Roads Duncan Gay said the recently completed $2.25 million work was another example of the NSW Government’s commitment to improving walking and cycling infrastructure in Sydney.

“This is a great example of the NSW Government working with local council to provide benefits to the local community,” Mr Gay said.

The new off-road path runs along Henley Marine Drive between Arthur Street and the Iron Cove Creek Bridge forms part of a strategic link connecting people in the Inner West to the Sydney CBD.

Member for Drummoyne said the path was popular for walkers, riders and commuters. Whether it is a social walk, a competitive run or cycling event, everyone knows the Bay Run is one of the most popular harbourside tracks in Sydney.

“These improvements will be enjoyed for many years to come by the thousands that use the track weekly,” Mr Sidoti said.

“The upgrade improves Bay Run user safety by providing separated pedestrian and cycle paths to reduce the potential for cyclist or pedestrian collision.”

Mayor Helen McCaffrey said the City of Canada Bay started work to upgrade the path in March this year with final touches, including landscaping, completed last month.

“Recent improvements to the Bay Run have encouraged more and more people to get out and about and use this fantastic community asset.

“The path features a 2.5 metre wide designated cycle lane and two metre lane for pedestrians to improve safety and access.

“I’d like to thank the community for their patience while work was completed and invite everyone to come down and enjoy the new path.”

The NSW Government is investing more than $284 million in cycling and walking infrastructure and upgrades across NSW over the next four years to support the growing number of people who cycle and/or walk to move around their community.

This includes our regular state-wide cycling programs and capital projects as well as a reservation for cycling projects in the Restart NSW fund.

View the original media release.

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