On your bike: 150 local projects funded
More than 150 local walking and cycling projects across the state will receive a $62 million boost to better link communities and encourage active transport.
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said new cycleways, shared paths and better pedestrian infrastructure would be delivered under the Walking and Cycling program, giving communities across the state access to safe active transport options.
“We are investing in key local walking and cycling projects to improve links in the city, the regions and our suburbs,” Mr Constance said.
Mr Constance said more than 150 local projects will be built as a result of the funding to support growing communities and local industries.
- Kiama commuters will benefit from $5.4 million in projects including the Minnamurra Bends Cycleway
- Coogee will receive $3.8 million for projects such as a bi-directional cycleway from Kingsford to Coogee
- Penrith will receive $2.6 million to build cycleways and shared paths on Jane Street, Coombes Drive and Trench Reserve.
Key Sydney transport interchanges will be supported by more than $5 million to build missing links in the cycling and pedestrian network including:
- More than $1 million for cycleways in the Sydney CBD, including the link from Kent Street to the Southern Portal of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Almost $2 million to build a further stage of the segregated cycleway along the full length of Lilyfield Road between Iron Cove and Victoria Road in Balmain
- A further $1.2 million to build missing shared pathways and pedestrian links in Parramatta.
Mr Constance said this funding was in addition to a massive $80 million Restart NSW reservation in the Cycling Infrastructure Fund.
“The NSW Government is investing an unprecedented amount on active transport infrastructure, making it easier for people who walk or ride to work to do so more safely,” Mr Constance said.
From 1 July taxi customers in regional NSW may be asked to pay their taxi fares at the start of their journey.