Cessnock is one step closer to an official cycleway network after Cessnock City Council adopted the final cycling strategy earlier this month.
The aim of the strategy is to create a safe, attractive and accessible cycleway network that improved the community’s connections with key destinations.
A preliminary cycling strategy was formed in September 2015, before draft strategies were completed in November 2015 and February 2016.
The recommendations of the strategy were based on a comprehensive cycling facilities audit, community and stakeholder consultation, industry trend analysis and consideration of local environmental, economic and social influences.
A total of $60 million worth of cycleway infrastructure was identified to satisfy the strategic objectives and will be allocated on a priority basis as resources allow.
Cessnock Mayor Bob Pynsent said it was a great opportunity to integrate bicycle friendly infrastructure into future capital works.
“Council looks forward to building inter-agency relationships to assist with infrastructure and resource opportunities with Roads and Maritime Service, Community Groups and Local Schools,” Cr Pynsent said.
Click here to view the cycling strategy.
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