The Lake Munmorah 2km shared pathway on the Pacific Hwy, between Tall Timbers Rd and Carters Rd is nearing completion.
Central Coast Council’s Director of Roads Transport Drainage and Waste, Boris Bolgoff said the 2.5m-wide pathway would improve safety and access along this busy stretch of road.
“The pathway will allow better access for walkers, runners, cyclists, parents with prams and community members who use wheelchairs and other mobility aids,” he said.
“This project will also see a pedestrian refuge, new road pavement and kerb and gutter installed at the intersection of Pacific Hwy and Kangaroo Ave.
“We are rolling out and planning a range of pathway projects so that people of all ages and abilities can walk and cycle throughout the Central Coast using safe, inclusive and connected facilities.
“Our focus is on projects that complete missing links, create routes that loop and connect the region’s scenic waterways, and provide increased connection between centres, recreation spaces and public transport.”
Mayor Jane Smith said the liveability and sustainability of the Central Coast would continue to improve with further development and expansion of the region’s network of footpaths, bike paths and shared paths.
“Our network of pathways not only provides a means to get active and experience our beautiful environment, but also offers a legitimate alternative transport mode,” Mayor Smith said.
“Creating the right mix of footpaths, bike paths and shared paths will also boost regional and economic development by encouraging tourism.”
The new shared pathway on Pacific Hwy, Lake Munmorah is scheduled for completion in May, weather permitting.
Media release, Apr 8
Central Coast Council