Prospect to Blacktown cycleway

Prospect to Blacktown cycleway completes missing link

21 March 2014

Cyclists in western Sydney are now enjoying a safer ride from Prospect to Blacktown with the completion of a cycleway between St Martins Crescent at Prospect and Sunnyholt Road at Blacktown.

“The $5 million NSW Government funded cycleway completes a missing link between Prospect and Blacktown railway station and forms an integral part of the Metro Sydney Bike Network,” a Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said.

“The offroad shared path aims to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians by providing separation from traffic and offers an improved path for students walking to school.

“The provision of intersection crossings with special traffic light phasing for pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicles has been completed as part of the work.

“The shared path improves access between the railway station, the Blacktown shopping and business precinct, the TAFE campus, Blacktown District Hospital and bus stops along the route.

The spokesperson said the shared path will encourage active and sustainable travel and aims to help bring about positive lifestyle changes.

“Roads and Maritime worked closely with Blacktown City Council on the design of the three metre wide path and consulted with numerous stakeholders, including Blacktown TAFE, the hospital and St Martins Village Shopping Centre.

“Work to build the cycleway has been carried out in three stages since April 2012 with Blacktown Council completing minor work today near the intersection of Main Street and Sunnyholt Road at Blacktown.

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CONTACT:     Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit:  8588 5999

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