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Peddling an Active Future

Peddling an Active Future

New cycleways and active transport links to better connect regional communities are a key focus for the NSW Government’s strategy to meet commuter needs across the state into the future. 

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey, Minister for Transport Andrew Constance and Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis launched Transport for NSW’s regional Future Transport strategy today on the North Coast.

“Regional NSW will be a big winner under the Active Transport Walking and Cycling Program,” Mrs Pavey said.

“We want to create liveable and productive towns, cities and centres, while reducing congestion.”

Mr Constance said shared paths and cycleways in Grafton will get an injection of more than $190,000 in funding, including shared paths on Dobie and Powell Streets and pedestrian refuges on Bent Street.

“For locals, this investment will help deliver an active transport plan which has already seen the construction of more than 1200 metres of cycleways between Powell and Mary Streets in Grafton,” Mr Constance said.

“This new money will add to the tourist amenity of the area and add to the growing popularity of cycling in the region.”

Mr Gulaptis said the commitment is an important investment in local infrastructure.

“This builds on existing work to ensure our regional communities are more liveable and better connected with each other. Active travel in regional communities will increase transport options available in regions, options which will further grow as shared and autonomous mobility become a reality,” Mr Gulaptis said.

The Future Transport team will be visiting Grafton on November 27, 2017.