Walking and cycling is set to get safer and simpler in the Ku-ring-gai area with funding of $759,403 from the Get NSW Active Program to deliver five local projects.

Ku-ring-gai footpaths and crossings are set to benefit from the $117m dollar Get NSW Active program, which funds local councils to deliver projects that prioritise walking and cycling. Local MP, Jonathan O’Dea, said the funding would go towards strengthening active transport in the community, making it easier and safer for people to get around in a way that doesn’t always involve the car.

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“Not only does active transport give people options, but it really lifts community spirit to see families, groups and individuals walking and cycling around” Mr O’Dea said.

“Building some new footpaths will be a welcome improvement for residents who haven’t had the benefit of a safe footpath. Having no footpath can force people to walk on the road and is a big problem for older people, parents with prams and people with a disability.”

“Importantly, several of the projects address safety issues at schools and on busy roads. To encourage walking and pedal power we need crossings to be as safe as possible ” he said.

Ku-ring-gai Footpaths and Crossings

Project Name Description Funding
Wentworth Ave, E Killara Construct new footpath along Wentworth Ave between Barrie St & Bligh St $170,000
Yarrabung Road, St Ives Construct a wombat (raised) crossing on Yarrabung Rd at the intersection with Kelvin Rd $135,762
Rosedale Road, Gordon Replace the pedestrian crossing on Rosedale Road at Nelson Street with a wombat (raised) crossing $133,238
Hunter Avenue, St Ives Construct a pedestrian refuge on Hunter Ave between Horace St & Yarrabung Rd $128,403
Knox Street, Killara Bradfield Road, Killara Construct new footpath along Knox St between Fiddens Wharf Rd & Carramar Rd, & along Bradfield Rd between Carramar Rd & Charles St, Killara $192,000
The funded projects will all be delivered by Ku-ring-gai Council                                                                                                          Total $759,403

Minister for Active Transport, Rob Stokes, said applications are open now for councils to apply for funding next year from the Get NSW Active Program.

“NSW leads the nation when it comes to investment in new active transport infrastructure, building better footpaths and bike lanes in our cities and regions,” Mr Stokes said.

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