Walking and Cycling Programs
The latest provisions for walking and cycling projects.
The NSW Government is committed to working with councils to make walking and cycling, more convenient, safer and enjoyable transport options. By targeting investment to improve walking and cycling in the areas where most short trips occur, the NSW Government supports more accessible, liveable and productive towns, cities and centres, by:
- Encouraging walking and cycling to be the mode of choice for short local trips
- Reducing congestion on our roads
- Freeing up capacity on the public transport system for those customers that need to travel further.
The Active Transport (Walking and Cycling) Program is in line with the NSW Government's Future Transport 2056 Strategy, Greater Sydney Services and Infrastructure Plan, Regional NSW Services and Infrastructure Plan and The Greater Newcastle Future Transport Plan; there is a focus on improving connectivity for customers who choose to walk and cycle to major centres and public transport interchanges.
Walking and cycling projects
For the 2018-19 program
For the 2018-19 financial year, the NSW Government has committed $45 million to fund more than 100 walking and cycling projects across NSW.
The walking projects were funded from the Walking Communities programs through 100 per cent and partnership funding arrangements. The programs will improve walking through the delivery of improved pedestrian crossing facilities and enhanced connections.
For cycling, projects are funded under the Priority Cycleways, Cyling Towns and Connecting Centres programs.
The list of approved walking and cycling projects being delivered during the 2018-19 financial year are: