Active Transport grant will get people moving

The NSW Government will provide almost $40,000 to Dubbo Regional Council to help deliver new infrastructure to promote cycling in the community.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the new infrastructure will make it easier for the community to get around the local area using active transport.

“This grant will help the council to deliver a new on-road bike lane, almost 250 metres long, on Macquarie Street,” he said.

“The south end of the cycleway will connect to the Tracker Riley Cycleway at the intersection of Macquarie Street and Margaret Crescent, while the north end of the bike lane will connect to the existing on-road bike lane at the intersection of Macquarie and Fitzroy streets.”

The creation of this bike path is part of an investment of around $710 million in walking and cycling infrastructure over the next four years that will bring the NSW Government’s total investment to almost $1.1 billion – the largest in the State’s history.

Dubbo mayor Ben Shields said linking the cycleway and the bike lanes would enhance the city’s tourism offering.

“The cycleway around the Macquarie River is one of Council’s most popular assets and this funding will allow us to extend it even further and connect to other bike lanes,” Councillor Shields said.

“This is an important attraction for our city. It’s not just locals but also visitors who enjoy this facility.

“I thank Dugald Saunders and NSW Government for seeing the value in this exciting project.”

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