Central Coast Council’s commitment to expand and improve the region’s network of pathways has seen record-breaking levels of investment and the adoption of the first Central Coast Bike Plan and Central Coast Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP).
Council Director, Roads Transport Drainage and Waste, Boris Bolgoff, said the Bike Plan and PAMP outlined the future of footpaths, bike paths and shared pathways across the Central Coast for the next 10 years.
“Our community has made it clear that pathways are a priority and we’ve listened through record-breaking levels of investment, and the development of the first Bike Plan and PAMP for our region,” Bolgoff said.
“We invested $6.1M in pathways in 2018-19 and plan to invest $6.9M this financial year.
“To develop these critical plans, we addressed community feedback from a specific consultation process.
“The plans outline our commitment to deliver accessible footpaths, bike paths and shared pathways that complete missing links, loop around our scenic waterways and improve connections that offer a healthy and environmentally friendly transport option.
“Both plans will also assist us in applying for grant funding to deliver important projects that have been identified.
Mayor Lisa Matthews said the adopted Bike Plan and PAMP lay a solid foundation for the development of a regional network of interconnected pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure to maximise safe access to key destinations and facilities.
“It’s exciting to see so many footpath, bike path and shared pathway projects completed, underway and in the pipeline,” Mayor Matthews said.
“Pathways are important for connecting our community to places, services and each other.
“Council is committed to investing in and delivering essential infrastructure that enhances the liveability of our great region.
“Expanding and maintaining our network of pathways increases opportunities for locals and tourists to walk or cycle for pleasure or as a legitimate mode of transport, making the Coast an even better place to live in and visit,” Mayor Matthews said.
Media release, Oct 1
Central Coast Council Media