Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today announced that a new set of bike racks has been announced for Bomaderry Railway Station and Shoalhaven Heads.
Mr Ward said that as part of its Active Transport Program, the NSW Government is investing in infrastructure to encourage local residents onto bikes.
“Cycling is an important part of Future Transport 2056 and the most practical way to encourage community participation is to have quality supporting infrastructure that includes dedicated paths, ramps and bike racks,” he said.
“This project will see bike racks constructed in the Meroo Street area to give cyclists a safe place to store their bike while accessing this transport hub.
“New bike racks will also be constructed at Celia Parade Shoalhaven Heads to lessen the dangers to other users in the area with a large number of bikes being left at this location.
“The new racks will offer better storage and security for those using their bikes as a means of transport to this important hub,” Mr Ward said.
Mr Ward also announced new pedestrian and bike ramps for Bomaderry.
“As part of our active transport program, we are investing in infrastructure to encourage people onto bikes while also recognising the need for better accessibility, especially for those in wheelchairs, with prams and the elderly,” he said.
“Cycling is an important part of Future Transport 2056 and the most practical way to encourage community participation is to have quality supporting infrastructure that includes dedicated paths, ramps and bike racks.
“These projects will see kerb ramps being constructed throughout Bomaderry as identified in Shoalhaven City Council’s local strategic plan.
“The new ramps will offer easier movement for all users, whether it be riders, pedestrians or the mobility impaired.
“Transport for NSW is committed to the provision of safe and connected bicycle networks between centres, transport hubs and tourist destinations.
“Over the past five years, the NSW Government has committed $250 million towards active transport programs with 148 successfully delivered projects across the State,” Mr Ward concluded.
Further information about the Transport for NSW Walking and Cycling Program can be found at: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/business-industry/partners-suppliers/lgr/active-transport/index.html.