Brand new $1.7 million bike link for Concord
Thu, 29/04/2021 - 16:37

Concord is home to a brand new cycleway, making it easier for residents and visitors to the area to get around.

“I am pleased to announce works are complete on our brand new Broughton Street cycleway from Queen Elizabeth Park to Parramatta Road in Concord,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said.

“The Broughton Street cycleway is part of our suite of active transport projects this year which include the $7 million Concord to the Bay Run cycleway and the Canada Bay Bike Plan,” Mayor Tsirekas said.

“We are planning for an active future and this new path is designed for cyclists of all ages and abilities, and will benefit both commuters and recreational cyclists in the area.”

The new cycleway project in Concord features a mix of shared paths and bi-directional cycleways, pedestrian crossing reconfiguration, pedestrian facilities improvements at the signalised intersection with Gipps Street and Parramatta Road, road resurfacing, new plants and hedges, and new lights for pedestrians.

This project is part of a larger cycle link from Burwood Park to Queen Elizabeth Park funded by NSW Government as part of the Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program (PRUAIP). Burwood Council has built the cycleway link from Parramatta Road to Burwood Park.

Burwood Mayor John Faker said the new cycleway would complement the two new paths recently completed in Burwood would strengthen the ties between the two Local Government Areas by creating easier access between them, as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle.

 “This new cycleway will give cyclists and pedestrians more opportunities to keep fit, healthy and enjoy the natural beauty that Burwood and Canada Bay have to offer that is so easy to miss when we’re driving,” Mayor Faker said.

 “We know that much of our community work and study locally, and we hope that new amenity will result in more  people choosing to leave the car at home which will free up space on public transport and allow them the simple pleasure of slowing down the pace of life.”

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Executive Director of Infrastructure and Place, Martin Reason, said the new cycleway is a great example of the NSW Government working closely with Councils.

“This collaboration has resulted in the provision of new and improved open space and green connections for the local community and visitors to enjoy.”

Click here for more information on the project.