Boost for walkers and cyclists in Manly
A new pedestrian and cycling bridge will be built over the Manly Lagoon in Queenscliff after securing $3.95 million in funding from the Liberals and Nationals Government.
Minister for Active Transport Rob Stokes said the investment would make it safer to walk and cycle around the Northern Beaches, delivering on the aims of the NSW Government’s Active Transport Strategy.
“The unprecedented funding commitment for walking and cycling by the Liberals and Nationals Government’s is all about making it easier for local families to move around, and this investment will have a transformative impact,” Mr Stokes said.
“This funding will allow for the construction of a new four-metre wide shared pedestrian and cycling bridge alongside Pittwater Road, delivering on our Strategic Cycleway Corridors plans for the Eastern Harbour City.”
Member for Manly James Griffin said the new bridge delivers on longstanding calls from the local community for this project, delivering a win for the people of Manly.
“This project resolves a significant chokepoint in our local walking and cycling network. Whether you’re riding to Manly Wharf as part of your daily commute or enjoying our beautiful coastline on the weekend, this investment will make a world of difference to the everyday needs of our local community,” Mr Griffin said.
“We know that the biggest barrier to people taking up cycling is concerns about riding on the road, so this project will encourage more people to leave the car at home and save on the household budget.”
Construction on the bridge is expected to begin mid-2024 following detailed design. The investment is part of the Liberals and Nationals’ record $950 million investment in active transport across NSW, transforming local communities and making every day better and easier for families.
For more information about the Get NSW Active program, go to: Get NSW Active | Transport for NSW.