Wollongong City Council has opened for public exhibition The Pilot Cycle Routes Project and we have been asked to pass this information on to members who may be interested.
The project is part of Council’s commitment to providing ways for the community to access sustainable, affordable and accessible transport. These will enable safer cycling in Wollongong City Centre, Port Kembla, Towradgi and Thirroul.
It is aimed to deliver a series of cycling routes that:
• rearrange road space to provide cycling routes that are separated from vehicles
• slow vehicles so that drivers and cyclists can safely share the road
• transform footpaths to shared paths
• support businesses, visitors and tourism. Construction is expected to begin in October 2020 and be completed for the summer holidays.
Following are links to maps of the cycling routes and some Frequently Asked Questions with information about changes to traffic conditions and removal of parking. There are also some proposed changes that Transport for NSW will make to the route of the Gong Shuttle Bus (55A/55C).
Members wishing to provide feedback can do so by;
• Email email@example.com
• Complete survey at www.our.wollongong.nsw.gov.au
• Phone (02) 4227 7111
Once the cycleways have been put in, Council will keep track of how the trial is going by checking in with the community to see what’s working and what isn’t and make adjustments where needed. Everyone who provides feedback now will be contacted again as part of this.