Ride into the future
Mon, 01/07/2019 - 15:15

Wheels are in motion for a brand new bike plan for the entire City of Canada Bay area.

“This $100,000 plan will identify the delivery of cycling infrastructure to meet current and future needs of bike riders,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said.

The City of Canada Bay currently has about 18km of off-road cycle routes along with about 21km of on-road cycle routes.

“Our new Bike Plan will ensure a connected and accessible cycle network that completes missing links and investigates new safe cycling links for our community,” he said.

“Considering the environmental and health benefits of cycling, and the ever increasing traffic and parking pressures around our area, we want to make sure the necessary infrastructure is in place to support cycling throughout our City.”

The plan will support the City of Canada Bay’s target to increase cycling as a mode of transport within the City to five per cent by 2036.

“Part of the Bike Plan will include investigating a regional cycleway linking North Strathfield to Iron Cove,” he said. “It will also identify opportunities for separated paths for pedestrians and cyclists where possible.”

The plan is funded by the City of Canada Bay and the regional cycleway link is proudly funded by the NSW Government.

“We would love you to get involved and collaborate with us on the plan. There are opportunities to share your feedback online and join our bike steering group.”

The plan will build on the work already achieved through our last strategic plan.

The Canada Bay Bike Plan project is funded by the City of Canada Bay and the NSW Government Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program (PRUAIP).

Click here to find out more and collaborate on the project.

Photo caption: City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas with Mike Botton on the Bay Run.